Baby Sleep Guide for Moms.
It is hard for newborn baby’s mothers to sleep because they always cry at night in need for attention. It is tiring for mothers to keep on waking up at night to put the baby to sleep especially the ones who have go to work the following day. What mothers need to know is that the baby’s sleep differ from adult sleep especially when they are below twelve months. Waking up at night is in newborns is influenced by the fact that they have not yet known the difference between day and night. Factors such as tiredness, hunger, and lack of comfort can be the cause of a sleepless baby.
A comfortable diaper can ensure that your baby sleeps well. Using the best baby diapers prevents newborns from waking up at night. The most appropriate time to have your baby’s diaper changed is before a night time feeding. Lack of sleep in babies can also be caused by a diaper rash. The diaper rash can be prevented and also healed by diaper rash creams.
The other method of putting your baby to sleep for long is giving them comfort. Babies learn that the crib is a place for slip if it is associated with sleep activities. You can avoid the sudden infant death syndrome which is common in babies who sleep in soft surfaces by using a firm mattress on the baby’s crib. Sleeping clothes should be comfortable and made of cotton to keep the baby warm through the night.
Bedtime baths work well in keeping the baby relaxed and less tired. A baby can associate the night bath with sleep if they are put on the crib immediately after the bath. If the baby wakes up in the night, you should wait after sometime before going near them to train the baby to go back to sleep by themselves. When guiding a baby back to sleep after they wake up at night, it is advisable to avoid picking them up but guide them back to sleep quietly instead. Singing a white song to babies when they wake up at the middle of the night instead of picking them up enable them to understand that sleep time is not yet over.
It is also a rewarding activity to help a new born identify the bedroom with sleep. Making sure that babies always sleep in the bedroom will help them learn this. Playing activities should be avoided in the bedroom and all forms of distraction such as toys removed from the room to avoid confusing your baby. You should also keep the bedrooms conditions such as lighting constant to help the baby familiarize itself with the room.