How to Trick Your Baby into Sleeping.
Newborn babies cries a lot at night in need for attention making it hard for their mothers to find sleep. Waking up regularly at night to put the baby to sleep is very strenuous to mothers especially the ones who are employed and have to report to work the following morning. What mothers need to know is that the baby’s sleep differ from adult sleep especially when they are below twelve months. The difference between day and night is not yet known by newborns, hence their behavior of waking up at night. The baby’s lack of sleep could also be caused by lack of comfort, hunger or tiredness.
Using a comfortable diaper is the first step in giving your baby a longer sleep. Using the best baby diapers prevents newborns from waking up at night. The time before a night time feeding is the best time to change your baby’s diaper. A diaper rash could also be the reason for your baby’s lack of sleep. Diaper rash creams can work in preventing diaper rush or healing of diaper rash in babies.
Giving your baby comfort can also keep them asleep for long. 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.
A bedtime bath is also important to help the baby remove tiredness and keep the baby relaxed. Putting the baby on the crib immediately after a night bath enables them to associate it with sleep. It is not advisable to have haste when you hear that the baby has woken up to enable them to learn to go back to sleep by themselves. You can go near the baby if they stay for long before sleeping again and quietly guide them to sleep without picking them up. The best way to get them back to sleep at this time is by singing a white song for them to make them understand that the time for bed is not yet over.
It is also a rewarding activity to help a new born identify the bedroom with sleep. When baby find that they find themselves in the bedroom every time they wake up ,They associate the bedroom with sleep. 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.