Being a Baby Whisperer to Your Little One There’s a reality show on television wherein the host deals with different cases of dog misbehavior and provides these canines behaving badly with therapy to make them act normal again. When these animals cease to become man’s best friend and develop into being his worst enemy, the show’s host is called in to intervene. He is aptly called the ‘dog whisperer’ since it seems that dogs listen to him and obediently follows what he wants them to do. Now what if you can be a ‘baby whisperer’ and put your baby to sleep whenever you want to? Although that may sound like a ridiculous idea, you can actually do it. There’s a program that trains parents on how to teach their children from as young as 6 months old how to settle himself and fall asleep independently. How handy is that! This means you no longer have to literally lose sleep waiting for your baby to give up his waking hours. If you get enough sleep at night, you don’t sleep in the next morning, which means you’ll be having another productive day at home or at work. Your baby needs his share of adequate sleep each day. If adults need at least 6 hours of shuteye each day, your baby needs more. The amount of sleeping hours he needs each day varies according to his age. Between his 1st and 3rd month, he may drift off for a cumulative 15 hours every day. As he gets older, his waking hours also get longer since he’ll be sleeping less and less. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important (and sometimes taken for granted) factors that affect your baby’s growth. When he gets his forty winks (or more), it is when growth hormones are released, which means the longer he sleeps, the more he can maximize his growth. Not getting enough sleep can make him temperamental and more difficult to handle. The less sleep he gets, the more he becomes a handful instead of being a bundle of joy. It is also when your baby’s asleep that hard work is done in his brain, which then helps facilitate proper brain development. The challenge then is how to put your baby to sleep so he gets the required amount each day. If you’re one of those sleep-deprived parents who gets heavy-eyed and sluggish at work due to lack of sleep at night, again, you can be a baby whisperer and teach your little darling how to sleep on his own so you too can be dead to the world at will.