All those who become parents know what it means not to sleep anymore at night because the child cries, complains, or can’t find the correct position. Lack of sleep is one of the most terrible deprivations they can suffer.
Dark circles, a lack of mental clarity, and listlessness are all consequences of sleepless nights. New parents are often told to sleep when their babies are sleeping, but it’s not always feasible.
Between work and chores at home, there is always something to do. That’s why the Healthy Children organization wanted to give some useful tips to help your child fall asleep peacefully.
Use white noise – These are noises that tend to make children relax and are characterized by a constant rhythm. The classic white noises are the waves of the sea, the heartbeat, the sound of the hairdryer, and the rain.
Length of naps – For the first six months, try not to spend more than 90 minutes between naps. Growing up, you need to increase the duration of wakefulness in such a way as to make him get tired but not too much, otherwise he becomes nervous.
Create a routine – It is essential to create a nightly habit before bed. Relaxing your baby with a bath, using soft lights, talking softly, and always starting the routine at the same time are good habits for making him sleep peacefully.
Give a massage – Massaging the baby’s body tends to stretch the muscles and make him relax. It also leads to an increase in the production of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep.
Giving breast milk – If the mother breastfeeds her child, sucking before making her sleep will cause a relaxing and soporific effect. Furthermore, having the baby attached to the mother’s body will lead to a further calm phase. If she doesn’t breastfeed, you can still use the pacifier and try co-sleeping, or sleeping together with the baby, to help her sleep.
These are some small tips to put into practice. Using new techniques and learning about different habits can only help you sleep more. On the other hand, it doesn’t hurt to try.