1. The ferberizing method
This method is to put the baby to sleep by letting the baby cry until it falls asleep. Although sometimes some parents often don’t use this method which is considered to make the baby uncomfortable and cry even harder. Even though you can do this method as long as you know your baby’s sleep schedule, so that when your baby cries when it’s time to sleep, you can let your baby cry longer than usual. For those of you who are going to use the ferberizing method, you can start with a routine at night so that it helps create a calm atmosphere in your child and signifies bedtime. You can schedule a time each night when your baby is sleepy or not yet so that they get used to it.
The difficulty in using the ferberizing method popularized by Richard Ferber is when the baby cries and has to leave it for 5 minutes. Then let your baby hear your soft voice without holding him. On the next night you can give pause that is 10 minutes to 15 minute increments the next night. In this method you have to be sensitive to your baby’s crying so that you can know causes the baby to cry so if due to things to watch out for such as choking or being hit by something hard.
2. The No Cry method
This method emphasizes the closeness between your baby and you so that you can reduce it gradually. This method is suitable for those of you who don’t want the baby to cry at night, don’t mind when you wake up all night or for those of you who want a lot of physical contact between you and the baby. In doing this method is keeping time consistently and doing stressful relaxation to the baby. In doing this method all you have to do is to keep the whole night together with your baby so that you are closer to your baby. When your baby wakes up, you should watch the baby wake up or sleep again. The gentle touch that brings your baby closer together will make them sleepy again. In doing this method, you should pay attention to safety while you sleep with your baby, if your bed must pay attention to the comfort and risk of your baby being crushed.
3. The Long Good Bye Method
This method emphasizes how you can slowly establish boundaries with your baby. This method is perfect for those of you who have a busy life so that they have a longer time. The way you can use this method is to accustom your baby to lying in bed until they are sleepy, when your baby is fussy you can pat him so that your baby is calm.
For those of you who use this method, you should not rush to respond to crying, but give time so that when the crying is hysterical, your baby is carried. You can do this method consistently so that it becomes a habit for your baby, but you must pay attention not to rush to leave your baby alone, you can get used to it gradually until it gets used to it.
4. Self Soothing Method
This method allows your baby to sleep on his own by adjusting the sleep schedule and also verbally calming him down. This method is perfect for personalizing your baby to stay calm. You can start with a ritual that supports this method, for example by taking a warm bath, dim light and reading a story book so that your baby is calm. Furthermore, it is no less important in doing this method is to calm it down with your own voice so that it helps him when he wakes up at night. In doing this method, you need at least one week for your baby to fall asleep then then pay attention to the list of songs that can make your baby calm and play it slowly so that it becomes his lullaby.