Getting complete hours of sleep is almost impossible for parents with babies. This is one of the most important things new parents must prepare for. A huge amount of adjustments are needed when a baby comes. But little do we know, that a newborn transitioning from being inside the womb to the outside world undergoes some major adjustments as well. It can be tough for your baby.
One of the things we must never forget is to see to it that your baby gets the amount of sleep he/she needs. This is the primary factor for your baby’s developmental growth. Though we are able to somehow control the noise inside the house, there are still things outside that can hamper the good sleep of your baby. That’s why it is important to keep the following things in mind:
Following some specific rituals before going to sleep allows the baby to recognize that it is already time to sleep. Try bathing, cuddling, singing, playing quiet music or reading, with a clearly defined end point when you leave the room. Begin these activities before your baby is overtired in a quiet, softly lit room. But the most important of all, stick to an appropriate bedtime or a regular bedtime to babies at least 3 months old. Remember, newborns don’t have a set bedtime, because they’re just sleeping whenever they need to.
Some babies reject pacifiers; no need to force it. But usually, pacifiers do the trick to the babies. In fact, research suggests that using a pacifier during sleep helps reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
These lightweight rescuers are small and easy to fall; the problem, your babies put this in their mouth. Some plastics release toxins that are obviously harmful for your baby. Good thing there are some environmentally friendly pacifiers available in the market.
If you want a safe and easy to locate pacifiers that are designed for everywhere use, read the product description to avoid plastic content and make sure that you would be able to carry it anywhere since you can just easily choose any style.
One of our highly recommended pacifiers is found in this link:
For at least 6 months to, if possible, one year, infants must stay in the room with parents to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Though infants during sleep must be kept near, they do not have to be in the same bed as you.
According to Mayo Clinic, “Adult beds aren't safe for infants. A baby can become trapped and suffocate between the headboard slats, the space between the mattress and the bed frame, or the space between the mattress and the wall. A baby can also suffocate if a sleeping parent accidentally rolls over and covers the baby's nose and mouth.”
To make your baby sleep better and safer, it is recommended that you use a crib, bassinet, or a sleeping bed for babies. There are a lot to choose from, but here is the link to some of the choices that passed the current safety standards:
Following all these reminders may just aid the sleep of your baby. Just a reminder, patience is the most important virtue when taking care of babies. According to nestedbean.com, “If your baby was sleeping through the night on their own before, and suddenly stopped, it might be a sleep regression or growth spurt’s fault. Growth spurts usually only last a few days, and then your baby should return to normal patterns. Baby sleep regressions, including the infamous 4 month sleep regression, usually last 1-4 weeks. Be patient during times like these and focus on the fact that it won’t last.”