From the first day after birth, the way a baby reacts to being wet, hungry, or tired may not be that of a neighbor's baby. If the baby is restrained and not very excited, another baby may cry loudly. This is also why in-home consultation for sleep training methods works well for some babies and doesn't work for others.
Three common temperament and personality types are listed below with a brief summary of how they can affect a baby's sleep.
The intensity of an infant or toddler is how strongly they respond to something emotionally. This can be in a good or bad way. Since babies react violently with high intensity, this means they will either scream for joy or cry loudly because they are wet. For low-intensity babies, this could mean they cry less or get angry when they feel uncomfortable.
Infants' persistence indicates how easy or difficult it is to stop a task when prompted and how strong they are to continue doing it. Persistence can occur when the baby wants to suckle and won't take no for an answer without crying and won't settle down in other calming ways.
Infant sensitivity is how much the child perceives things like people, colors, and sounds. A demanding child may forget instructions given to him because something else is of interest to him. In addition, he may notice a lot of things that other people may not notice, such as stones in the grass that other children will pass through. Vulnerabilities and distractions are not the same as ADHD.
While many believe that the only options are sleep deprivation or crying, there are ways to teach your baby to sleep. Taking your baby's temperament into account will help determine the most appropriate method for teaching your child healthy sleep habits.