Most new moms find it difficult to adjust with the sleeping patterns of the baby. After all that is the only free time they get- when the baby is sleeping. They get time for themselves, they get to do other stuff around the home. They are called the homemaker for a reason. But real problems arise when your baby finds it difficult to sleep. Or maybe you find it difficult to put him to sleep. Happens doesn’t it? I know it is a true story. It’s the true struggle of every new mom. After all all you want is to have your kid a sound sleep. Infants tend to stay cranky until they get proper sleep.
So here are a few tips that will ensure that your baby gets proper sleep. Try these and see the difference yourself.
Help your kid have a nice sleep
- First thing you should do is make sure that the baby’s bed is absolutely safe. It is the basic thing and absolutely important. A safe bed ensures a sound sleep. So what are the things that you should focus on? Make sure that the mattress is flat, firm and smooth. Don’t let your baby rest on a mouldable surface like waterbed or bean bags. Having a firm surface helps a lot. The best thing to do is lay down the mattress on your floor and have you baby rest on it.
- Another point of safety. Use guardrails. Guardrails are good to use. They prevent the baby from falling down and having some serious injuries. But the point to note here is that, you should ensure that the guardrails are absolutely close to the mattress. This will prevent the baby from rolling over and being stuck in an awkward position. Some guardrails, equipped for bigger babies have such feature. But it can turn out to be very dangerous for an infant.
- Keep your baby in between yourself and thw guardrail or any furniture or wall that your bed is attached to. Having a sibling or the father sleep on the next side may not be absolutely safe. Because they don’t have hightened sensitivity like the mother when things come to the babies safety. Mother’s are awakened even by slightest movement of the baby. So therefore it is safer for the baby. You should also make sure that your mattress is big enough to provide room for the baby to move around.
- If you have pets at your home, do not let them sleep in the bed that your baby sleeps in. Many people don’t pay attention to this. But this is very important. Your may be the carrier to certain pathogens, which may attack your baby. Babies are very vulnerable to diseases because they have lower immunity compared to yourself. And even you don’t have any pets try to keep that area around the baby clean. It will help him to grow in an healthy environment.
So these are our tips for providing your baby a sound and healthy sleep. The most important thing is that you should be easily available whenever your baby calls for you.