Sleeping Tips for New Moms
Are you a new mother? Motherhood is wonderful. However, having a newborn is probably one of the most difficult aspects of being a mother. Getting a full night's sleep may seem to be a thing of the past, and you may find yourself reminiscing about a time when weren't constantly tired. While it may be quite a while before those fantasies become a reality, there are steps to can take to get a better night's sleep for both yourself and your baby.
- Keep a flexible schedule- Remember that all babies are different. Trying different ways and time to get your child to fall asleep may help you stumble upon a method that works for the both of you. Be sure to keep an open mind, as what works to get your child to sleep at three months may not work at six months, and so on.
- Help your newborn to differentiate between day and night- Keep them active during the daytime. Try not to let them nap for too long, so that they start to get sleepier at night time. At night time encourage quiet and dim lighting. They will slowly begin to associate night time with sleeping.
- Be consistent- Attempt to put your baby to bed around the same time every night. Decide on your approach to nighttime crying and stick to it, so that your child doesn't become confused about what to expect from you.
- Begin a bedtime routine- At about 3 months you should begin to establish a regular nighttime recipe for your baby. Knowing what is going to happen makes babies feel secure. Make sure baby is clean and comfortable before you put him to sleep.Try a musical mobile. Leave baby alone when he is happy and relaxed so he can learn to fall asleep on his own.
Try these tips to improve both of your sleeping patterns. Before you know it you will both be getting a full night's sleep. What works for you to get your newborn to sleep at night?