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5 Easy Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep

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Whoever came up with the cliché of sleeping like a baby, clearly never had a baby. Babies are much more well-known for waking up multiple times every night and causing long-term sleep deprivation for their parents. It’s perhaps one of the least enjoyable aspects of parenting.

 

 

Next time you’re trying to soothe your sweetie to sleep, or back into slumber in the wee hours of the night, try one of these easy tips:

1. Make some noise. Try a variety of soothing noises to see which one your baby responds to. Some common helpful sounds include: heartbeat recordings, white noise machines, the sound of ocean waves, gentle humming, and ssshhhing in your baby’s ear.

2. Swaddle your sweetie. To a baby, swaddling feels like a cozy, cramped, comforting womb. Wrap your wee one snug enough so she can’t wriggle free to flail and fuss.

3. Wash & rub. Who doesn’t get uncontrollably relaxed and sleepy after a warm bath and massage? Keep bath time simple without too much stimulation and choose plant-based body oils that are either unscented or lightly scented with calming essentials like lavender.

4. Nurse & nestle. Cuddle up with your baby and breast-feed or bottle-feed until satiation leads to sleep. The warmth of a cozy cuddle combined with the comfort of a full tummy is a recipe for relaxation. And, it’s especially effective after a tubby and massage.

5. Be consistent. Whatever works for your baby, make it a habit. Doing the same things every night helps your baby know it’s sleepy time.

What tips do you have?

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Before undertaking any course of treatment, you should seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider.

16 Comments

  1. avatar

    I swear by the sleep techniques discussed in the book “Bringing Up Bebe”. Our 4 month old is sleeping through the night (9 hours), waking up only once for 10 mins. then falls back to sleep on his own. Before reading the book, I thought sleep deprivation (waking up every 2 hours) was par the course for parents but was glad to hear that infants can learn to self-soothe with easy and effective steps. Definite read for any first-time parent!

  2. avatar
    itstheend

    Why aren’t your phones working? After the message, then holding, then another message that says the call may be recorded, and it hangs up. This has happened all day, except my first call, where I heard music and was on hold for 15 minutes before giving up.

    Why is there no mailing address? Why can’t I cancel online? Why can’t I get through on the phone?

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  3. avatar

    My new one sleeps only after my song i am not a singer but but i already have one new tiny lil fan…. Baby Care

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  5. avatar
    Pam Jackson Rowe

    My kids really enjoy Country Music!

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  10. avatar

    For my little sister
    we use any soft rhythmic music to keep her from awaking. She love it and sleep
    well….

    • avatar

      Great tip, Kayla. Soft rain sounds work well in some of our families, while others love white noise machines.

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  12. avatar
    Raymond Dowd

    My wife bought a noise machine in New York to help my baby fall asleep better and deeper. My baby is always awaken by loud bangs and shouts of teens and children outside. As far as I observe the hearing of my baby is clear as water in the sea. Maybe you just have to minimize the used of it to avoid hearing damage.

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