Baby Sleeping Tips
Sleeping habits that are formed early are great for both the parents and the child. It is never too early to begin to develop these good habits so that you are ensured a good night’s rest and sleep in the future.
Swaddling is an excellent way to get a newborn to sleep. It is a great solution from birth up to around five months, and a tight swaddle will help prevent the child from startling themselves awake in the middle of the night. It provides a tight and secure environment for them to fall asleep safely and comfortably.
If you want the baby to rest at night, then it is best to limit the number of naps that they have during the day. A 2-hour nap is sufficient; after two hours you can wake the baby up and feed them and lay them down later if you feel that they need more sleep. Breaking up daytime sleep patterns can help provide a better night sleep.
You should always change the baby’s diaper before you do that middle of the night feeding because the baby will most likely fall asleep and the last thing you want to do is wake the baby up after feeding to change the diaper. It will be hard to get them to go back to sleep.
If you follow these few simple tips, then you can begin to foster healthy sleeping habits for the future. When your baby gets a good amount of sleep, so will the parents. Finally, it is okay to lay the baby down when they are still awake but seem drowsy. Doing so will encourage them to fall asleep independently which is ultimately teaching them great sleeping habits right off the bat.