6 Tips to Put Your Baby to Sleep
How to Ease Your Stress from Putting Your Infant to Sleep
Are you a new parent who’s still exploring ways to help your newborn sleep through the night? We know how frustrating it is to get up in the middle of the night upon hearing your baby crying, mostly because they’re hungry. After feeding the baby, you have to wait before the baby falls back to sleep again before you can do the same,
It’s important to remember that newborns, don’t have a sense of day and night. They sleep whenever they feel like and wake up mostly just to eat. Since their tiny tummies aren’t able to hold enough breast milk or formula yet, expect your little one to cry to alert you of their hunger any time of the day or night.
The first few months of a baby’s life can be the toughest for parents, particularly those who are new to the scene. Bear in mind that each newborn has their unique sleeping habit. Yours may be asleep from 15 to 17 hours a day, sometimes for 3 to 4 hours at a time, while other babies may be asleep 5 to 6 hours at a time.
To help you ease your stress from putting your tot to sleep, follow these tips:
1. Set a bedtime routine.
A study of 405 women, all of whom were mothers to infants between 7 and 36 months old, revealed that babies who followed an evening bedtime routine dozed off easily, slept better, and cried out in the middle of the night less often. Feed them with just enough to make them full during the night, give them a relaxing bath, and soothe them until they become drowsy.
2. Play active games during the day and save the quiet ones for nighttime.
This not only keeps your baby from getting too hyper and excited before bedtime, but it’s also a great way to get them exhausted from the day’s activities. The wearier they are, the easier it is for them to drift off on their own.
3. Change your baby’s diaper before feeding them at night.
Doing so minimizes the possibility of arousing them later on. Besides, no parent wants to change their infant’s diaper in the middle of the night — unless the baby has pooped or soaked through their diaper, of course!
4. Keep the lights low.
Dim lights mean it’s time to sleep. Be sure not to turn them on when you get up for a nighttime feed. Make use of an LED push night light instead. Using blackout curtains also helps a lot.
5. Always place your baby on their back to sleep.
Never position them to sleep on their stomach or sideways as this position increases the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Ever since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended this back in 1992, the rates of SIDS have drastically gone down.
6. Remove everything in the crib or bassinet.
Keep pillows, blankets, plushies, comforters, quilts, bumper pads, toys, and unfitted sheets out of your infant’s sleeping territory. Apart from distracting them from sleep, these objects may serve as risk factors.
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