The most tiring task after a baby for new parents is making them sleep the whole night. Alhumdullilah Alhumdullilah 🤲🏻 my first born, Nael, has been sleeping through the night since he’s two months except for a few nights. His routine is roughly falling asleep at 11 pm, waking up to feed one time between 4-5 am and then finally waking up fresh and happy at 9-10 am. So today I am sharing some tips that helped me make him sleep the whole night.
📌 Laying him down for naps during the day helps in good sleep during the night. He almost takes 5 naps each day with one long nap of 3-4 hours.
📌 Feeding him well during the day with cluster feeding in the evening helps him sleep longer at night.
📌 Putting him in his most comfortable clothing so that he neither feel too cold nor too hot. I mostly put him in sleeping suits and sometimes soft pajama suit.
📌 Not changing his diaper during the night which I used to do in the first month. I stopped this as soon as I realized that he becomes active when I open his diaper to change him during the night. Instead, I started changing him right before bed and then right after waking up. Invest in some good quality diapers in which your baby is most comfortable and which doesn’t leak during the night. I use pampers premium care for my baby, Nael.
📌 Swaddling him tightly in a good muslin swaddle blanket every night make him fall asleep easily.
📌 Finally lying with him in the bed at night with the perfect temperature and perfect light in the room.
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.Victor Hugo
P.S 🌜make a nightly ritual (like story, bath, feed etc) stick to it so that babies know that it’s night now and time to sleep.🌛
P.S.S 🌀Some parents say that giving gentle oil massage (whole body or just feet) before bedtime, helps their babies to relax and sleep peacefully. Some diffuse essential oil or play white noise machine in baby’s room to make them sleep instantly. Telling them bedtime story or lullabies are also signals for sleep time. 🎠
The main objective is to make them differentiate between day 🔆 and night 🌙 by establishing a bedtime routine at night. Choose what works best for your baby by trying different methods which I mentioned above.
Mommies tell us do your baby sleeps whole night or doesn’t let you sleep??
Share your tips too in the comments. I’d love to hear how you make your babies sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.
And if you find any of these methods helpful leave this emoji 😴 down below 👇🏼to let me know
Best of luck new mommies