Putting the baby back to sleep might sound like an impossible mission, and it is an eternal question for new parents on how to get the baby to sleep, but unfortunately, the newborns have their own ideas on when to nap and when to scream their hearts out. All babies are little owls, and there could be various reasons why they wake up in the middle of the night. If there is a couple out there, who is interested in getting their baby to sleep better the following tips will be your ingredients for your baby’s sleep recipe.
Create the environment:
Cluttering the room in which the baby sleeps with toys and other attractive things will confuse and distract the baby. We all are quite excited about the addition in our family and tend to have so many attractive add-ons attached to the baby’s crib. We as adults get disturbed when we hear noises or if the lights are turned on and how can we expect the baby to sleep properly if they are not in a sleep-friendly environment.
Limit nap times during the day:
You are not an evil parent for waking up your baby when it is sleeping. When your baby sleeps too long of a stretch during the day you are robbing nighttime sleep. Provide sufficient rest for your baby during the daytime but also make sure that you are not depriving its nap time during the night. Also, make sure that you are your baby does not become overtired. When they become overtired, they become agitated and irritated.
Think twice before you eat:
You might want to cut down on your caffeine intake if you are feeding the baby. If you happen to drink coffee, tea or coke and breastfeed your baby, you are creating a vicious cycle. Through your milk, your baby becomes stimulated and irritated.
Keep them near you:
Newborn babies sleep best when they feel the warmth of its parents. There is nothing more soothing and comforting for a baby than being held by the parent. However, this might not be a permanent sleep position, but it will help you put the baby to sleep. Many experts suggest that you share your room with the baby as they tend to sleep better when are next to their parents.
Keep it cool:
We all know how soothing it is to sleep when the room temperature is perfect, and your little one is no different. It is advised that you keep the temperature of the room between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit to help the baby to sleep better.
Like adults, babies wake up during the night, and quite often they don’t know how to get back to sleep and thus end up crying. As new parents, it might be a little overwhelming for you to get your baby back to sleep but as time goes by you will learn how to handle the situation and once your baby is back to sleep, all that is left for you is to enjoy the silence.