Sleep Training 101 : How To Put Your Baby To Sleep

Mothers wait all day for that short break from exhaustion, diapers, household chores and other demands. And let's admit it - most times, baby’s bedtime can’t come soon enough.

Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 hours per day, they may only sleep 1 or 2 hours at a time.

The last thing you want is a child who’s not ready to unwind when you are. So, here are some suggestions that may help your baby (and you) sleep better at night:

1. Massage.

Massaging your baby regularly may help to get his/her circadian rhythms on track, meaning they'll sleep more at night and be more active during the day.

2. Dimming the lights.

Dimming the lights before bedtime may help the baby sleep bette and it can also be a signal that it is time to sleep.



3. Make daytime playtime.

Playing with your baby during the daytime will help lengthen her awake times. It will help them sleep longer periods during the night.



4. Keep the baby calm and quiet when you feed or change her during the night.

It is important to try not to stimulate or wake her too much when you have to change her diapers or when you feed them at night. 



Sleep is indeed very important to child's well-being, no matter what your baby's age, it is important to establish a bedtime routine that encourages good sleep habits.

 


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