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Sweet Dreams: 4 Tips to Better Baby Sleep

4 Tips to Better Baby Sleep

“What should be done eventually, must be done immediately.” This quote from a college athletics administrator holds true not just in sports but also in the world of parenting, especially when it comes to babies. Many parents often find themselves putting off sleep training or relying on short-term solutions, leading to future sleep problems. As a sleep consultant for babies, we understand the challenges parents face, and we are here to provide practical tips to improve your little one’s sleep.

Embrace the Darkness:
Darkness triggers melatonin production, the hormone that promotes sleep. Start dimming the lights an hour before bedtime, including electronic screens with blue light. For early risers, invest in blackout blinds to create a conducive sleep environment.

Keep it Cool:
Babies sleep best in a cozy and cool room. Opt for a warm nighttime onesie and maintain a nursery temperature between 18°C – 21°C to ensure their comfort throughout the night.

Keep it Boring:
Avoid stimulating visuals in the crib, such as mobiles or flashy toys, as they can hinder sleep. Consider using a white noise machine to block external sounds, and a gentle yellow night light for toddlers to feel secure without disrupting their sleep.

Establish a Predictable Routine:
A consistent bedtime routine signals your child’s brain that it’s time to wind down for sleep. As you follow the same steps each night, your baby’s body and mind will prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

Teaching your child good sleep skills requires time, repetition, and commitment. By taking immediate action and implementing these tips, you can improve your baby’s sleep starting tonight. Remember, it’s a journey, and with patience and diligence, you and your little one will enjoy better sleep and happier days ahead. Rest well and be ready to tackle the world of parenting with a well-rested and content baby.

Your Sleep Consultants NAP,

Cristina & Meriame