Ways to Ensure Your Baby Sleeps Longer.
It is hard for newborn baby’s mothers to sleep because they always cry at night in need for attention. 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. Newborns wake up at night when we are asleep because they have not yet known the difference between day and night. Lack of sleep in babies can be brought by aspects such as lack of comfort, hunger or tiredness.
A comfortable diaper can ensure that your baby sleeps well. You can solve the problem of your baby waking up at night by buying them the best baby diaper. The best time to change the baby’s diaper is before a middle of the night feeding. A diaper rash could also be the reason for your baby’s lack of sleep. Healing and prevention of diaper rush in babies can be done with the help of diaper rash creams.
You can also keep your baby asleep for long by giving them comfort. It is important to associate the baby’s crib with sleep to help the baby identify the crib with sleep. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Helping a newborn to identify the bedroom with sleep will also help in improving their sleeping patterns. When baby find that they find themselves in the bedroom every time they wake up ,They associate the bedroom with sleep. To avoid confusing your baby, you should avoid any playing activities in the bedroom and remove any form of distraction such as toys from the room. You should also keep the bedrooms conditions such as lighting constant to help the baby familiarize itself with the room.