Having a child is nature’s greatest gift, but it takes a lot of effort to put them to sleep. Learning how to bring you and your little one to slumber is imperative to your well-being. So, the following are simple sleeping solutions for your infant.
Studies have concluded that children who co-sleep with their parents are more likely to have higher self-confidence and less anxious. To do this, put a bassinet next to your bed.
Avert eye contact with your little one because it’s stimulating to them. This will only excite them making it difficult for you to bring them a much-needed rest.
You don’t have to be a professional massage therapist to send your child to slumber. All you need is a massage oil and soft blanket. Then gently stroke your child pressing downwards for a soothing touch. Your child might not fall asleep right away but this method has positive effects.
Often, overtired babies are hard to put to sleep. Try setting a scheduled bedtime for them. It’s believed that 6:30-7 PM are the best times for infants. Though, you want to make sure that this works with your schedule because you want your child to spend time with you. Nonetheless, early sleepers don’t necessarily mean early risers. Babies who get a good night’s rest tend to wake up later.
The only thing that you need on the crib is your baby. Get rid of stuffed animals, bumpers and blankets as it can suffocate your child. If you’re concerned about their warmth, opt for a sleep sack instead.
Pajamas on the little one are comfortable and adorable. Still, babies can develop sensitivity to the fabric that can prevent them from sleeping. Try using natural material like cotton and natural fibers.