Be on your way to sleep-filled nights with these pointers compiled from doctors, sleep experts, and researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Avoid feeding your child big meals close to bedtime, and don't give her anything containing caffeine less than six hours before bedtime. After dinner, avoid all stimulating activities, says Carol L.
Warn your child that bedtime is in five minutes, or give him a choice -- "Do you want to go to bed now or in five minutes? Establish a consistent and relaxing bedtime routine that lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and ends in your child's bedroom. Avoid scary stories or TV shows. It's better to read a favorite book every night than a new one because it's familiar.
Avoid singing or rocking your child to sleep, because if she wakes in the middle of the night she may need you to sing or rock her back to sleep -- a condition known as sleep-onset association disorder. If you have already been doing this, try to phase this behavior out gradually.
Instead, have her get used to falling asleep with a transitional object, like a favorite blanket or stuffed animal. Make sure your child is comfortable.
How to get your baby to sleep through the night
Clothes and blankets should not restrict movement, and the bedroom temperature shouldn't be too warm or too cold. If your child calls for you after you've left his room, wait a few moments before responding. It also enables you to get jobs done around or outside the house with a range of ft and can alert you to any room temperature changes.
Ensure a good sleep environment Research shows a cool room between degrees helps babies to fall into a deeper sleep quicker and also reduces the risk of SIDS by overheating. The Groegg2 is a digital thermometer and night light all in one. It uses a simple but effective colour-coded system to show if the room is too hot or cold.
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I love being able just to pop by head in to see if I need to turn the aircon or fan on during day sleeps on hot days. It can also help decide what to dress your bay in to sleep. The Gro blackout blind also assists in creating a good sleeping environment by creating a very dark environment. The absence of light sends a signal to the body that it is time to rest and starts the production of melatonin. The lightweight and portable blind can be stuck to almost any window with suction caps and is helpful for daylight saving when trying to get kids in bed when its technically still light outside.
8 Tips to Help your Baby Sleep Through the Night - American Sleep Association
If your child needs a nap, try the CoziGo. You can use it on a pram, bassinet, airplane bassinet or I even use it to place over my baby when he falls asleep on a mat at outdoor fitness.
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