With the new baby, you won’t be able to get enough sleep because your baby won’t sleep for a long period at night. Lack of sleeping means immense tiredness. Thankfully, this problem will be solved by learning the top 10 baby sleep tips which will help you get more sleep and your baby as well. So, pull yourselves together, check these tips, develop a plan and implement it.
The result will be sleeping 11-12 hours at night and few daily naps which extend to 1.5 to 2 hours. Woohoo! sounds good, right?
It is good to know that it is never too late to try these awesome tips for fostering excellent sleep habits in a baby and get some sleep. If you are interested in learning, just complete reading:
7 Baby Sleep Tips
In general, babies innately possess a startle reflex from birth till the fifth month, so they feel exactly as they are falling which causes jerking movements. As a result, the baby wakes up. To avoid this awaking, you can try using a tight swaddle to help the newborn baby sleep better and longer.
Once your toddler becomes capable of getting his arms out and roll over, stop swaddling.
2- Feeding the baby before sleeping.
The baby usually wakes up at night because he is hungry and wanna eat. Feeding the baby just before sleeping, which is a also known as the dreamfeed, helps the baby to feel full for a longer time, so he doesn’t wake up just after his mom finally drift off to sleep.
3- Limit the length of naps during the day.
I know that you hate to wake your sleeping angel, but the long naps during the day can rob nighttime sleep. Make sure that your baby sleeps only 2 hours, then can wake him up. If you feel that your baby is truly tired and needs longer naps, leave him sleep for 2.5 hours.
4- Use white noise.
My baby finds it hard to sleep while listening to all the fun going on in the house. Therefore, I place a fan in his room, but it does not blow directly on him. This will provide white noise to help the baby sleep better. You can try this trick too.
5- Follow the eat, wake, drink milk and sleep cycle.
Make sure to provide the baby with a routine to follow, like waking up, eating, drinking milk then sleeping. In this way, your kid can determine when it is the time to sleep.
6- Use a pre-nap and bedtime routines.
Babies love routine, structure, and predictability. Create a pre-nap routine that works for you and your baby like taking the baby to his room, putting him in his bed, turn on the white noise, read a story or sing a song , kiss him, and say goodnight.
7- Change your baby’s diaper strategically…
At midnight, when your baby wakes up, change the diaper then feed him, so he don’t wake up too much after the feeding is finished.
These tips will help your baby sleeps better, so he gets rest enough to wake up as a more patient, more tolerant and more engaging baby.