Baby Sleep Guide for Moms.
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 you need to understand is that baby sleep is always different 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.
The first step in ensuring that your baby sleeps longer is using a comfortable diaper for your baby. You can solve the problem of your baby waking up at night by buying them the best baby diaper. 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. The diaper rash can be prevented and also healed by 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. Cotton clothes are the best for babies because they are comfortable and also keep them warm.
A bedtime bath is also important to help the baby remove tiredness and keep the baby relaxed. After a night bath, it is important to put the baby on the crib immediately to help them associate the bath 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. To help the baby understand that the bed time is not yet over, you can sing them a white song to get them back to sleep instead of picking them up.
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. You should also avoid playing activities in the bedroom and remove other materials such as toys from the room to avoid confusion. Keeping the conditions of the bedroom such as lighting constant also enables the baby to familiarize itself with the room.