How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Regularly?
Ingrid Prueher (the baby sleep whisperer), says, “there is nothing like a bad sleep, but a bad sleep habit, and it is usually reversible.”
When it comes to regular sleep, you should need a regularity or a routine to get your baby asleep. First of all, you need to know the sleeping hours of your baby. Some sleep for a long period, while others sleep in short intervals. To regularize your baby’s sleep, you need to focus on a few things.
Firstly, you should select the place of sleep. A baby cot will be best for your baby since it has been shown to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. For a good habit, you need a fixed place for your baby to get to sleep.
Before bed, routines are important for a sound sleep. You should get your baby a warm bath before bedtime. Changing clothes and a fresh nappy will be awesome. Brushing your baby (if they have any) is important. Without delay, you should put your baby on the bed with his face and head not covered. A Bedtime story can be very effective for the baby. It will be best if you create a calm environment by dimming the lights and reducing the noise. Babies love to cuddle with their mothers.
A bedtime kiss or cuddle helps to maintain the bond with your child. You shouldn’t put your baby in the cot after he falls asleep. Rather, you should put it a little before. If your baby is 6 to 12 months, he/she should sleep in the same room as you.
Newborns don’t sleep long; rather, they sleep in short intervals all day and night. It can be not comforting for your routine.
Therefore, it is best to have a pattern so that you can easily manage your chores. You can change the routine that suits you. For example, you can wake your child for feeding before you go to bed, hoping that you can get a long sleep before your child wakes up. It is imperative to follow the pre-sleeping rituals strictly.