Baby sleep tips for every mom
Do you have a baby who doesn’t sleep throughout the night like mine? Perhaps you have tried several tricks and all without success. Some babies have difficulty to sleep while others fall asleep easily. My husband and I spent a couple of weeks trying to find out the solution to help our little angel. Below are some of the tips we found out about helping the baby to sleep throughout the night without difficulty.
Reduce nap period in the day
I hate waking up a sleeping baby, but sometimes I have to. When the baby sleeps for long during the day, he is likely to sleep less during the night. If your baby sleeps for three hours, consider reducing the duration to two hours. You can do so by waking him up. If the baby needs more sleep, allow her to sleep. When you wake up the baby, feed her, play, and put her back to sleep. When you lessen the sleeping during for the day, you help the baby sleep better and all through the night. Here is what happens when you reduce the sleeping time for the baby during the day.
- It helps to support night sleep period
- It helps to keep the baby awake for short period
- Encourages lots of feedings and naps during the day
Swaddle the baby
Infants from four to five months have a startle reaction that makes them feel like they are falling. This feeling results in yank movements causing the baby to wake up incidentally. Wrapping the baby with warm materials will prevent startling to wake up. This will in return assist the child to sleep well and for an extended period.
Understand your baby’s sleep routine
It is necessary for every mom to know the sleeping patterns of her baby. Though you may lessen the sleeping duration of the child during the day, it is also crucial to remember that babies sleep more when they get adequate sleep. Even as you keep the child awake, ensure you do not over-stimulate the baby. This will trigger difficulty in falling asleep and being awake. There are chances that a tired child will sleep for a short duration.
Make use of white sounds
Some babies are not used to sleeping with people talking next to them or lots of noises. But you can teach the child to sleep regardless of what’s happening around. This way you can hold a party in the next room, and the child will sleep the entire night without waking up to the noises. White sounds include placing a fan in her room but not close to her ears.
We all love it when we sleep the entire night without any disturbance. Whether you have a baby or not, you can still sleep the night entire without baby sleep issues. You just need to use the tips we have shared, and your baby will adapt to the situation. Getting adequate is imperative not only for you but also for the baby.