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Create The Perfect Sleep Routine For Your Newborn

Create the perfect sleep routine for your newborn.

Establishing a consistent sleep routine is crucial for helping your newborn develop healthy sleep patterns. Keep in mind that every baby is different, so you may need to adjust the routine based on your baby’s needs. Try ro aim for an early bedtime, usually between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Newborns tend to sleep better with an earlier bedtime, try to stick to the same bedtime every night. Newborns need frequent naps during the day too. Try to establish a good daytime nap routine that includes a soothing sleep environment. Creating a calming bedtime routine will help your baby get into a routine. Cues that it is bedtime will help, we have a few suggestions below and stay consistent with using the same cues every night. Good Luck!

Swaddling

Swaddling  is believed to provide several benefits to help babies sleep better. Firstly it mimics the snug environment of the womb, making babies feel secure and comforted. This sense of security can help them relax and settle down, making it easier for them to fall asleep easily. Newborns have a strong startle reflex, also known as the Moro reflex, which can cause them to wake up suddenly. Swaddling helps dampen this reflex by restricting your baby’s movements, thus preventing them from startling themselves awake.

Some studies suggest that swaddling may contribute to more consolidated sleep patterns. When babies are not awakened by their own startle reflex or external stimuli, they may experience longer periods of undisturbed sleep. It is crucial to follow safe swaddling techniques and guidelines.

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White noise

White noise can be beneficial for helping babies sleep for several reasons, it provides a constant and soothing background noise that can help drown out other unpredictable and potentially disruptive noises. This can create a consistent and calming environment for your baby which can help with longer sleep periods, essential for your baby’s overall well-being and development.

Babies are accustomed to the sounds they hear in the womb, such as the mother’s heartbeat and blood flow. White noise can mimic these familiar sounds, creating a sense of comfort and security for the baby. Sudden changes in the environment, such as a loud door slam or a dog barking, can startle a sleeping baby and disrupt their sleep. White noise can act as a buffer, masking these sudden changes and helping the baby remain undisturbed. Over time, babies can come to associate the sound of white noise with sleep. This association can serve as a signal that it’s time to sleep, making it easier for them to settle down and fall asleep.

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Cot Mobile

A cot mobile can be a helpful tool in creating a soothing and comforting environment for a baby, potentially aiding in getting them to sleep. Many cot mobiles come with colourful and visually appealing designs. Babies are often captivated by moving objects and contrasting colours. A gentle rotation of the mobile can engage the baby’s visual senses, providing a calming and entertaining focal point. The gentle music or soothing lullabies can create a peaceful atmosphere that helps lull a baby to sleep. The rhythmic nature of music may also have a calming effect. Using a cot mobile as part of a consistent bedtime routine can signal to the baby that it’s time to sleep. Always read the safety instructions which come with your cot mobile.

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Comforters

A comforter can provide several benefits to help your baby sleep more soundly. It can provide a sense of security and comfort to a baby. The familiar touch and scent of the comforter can be soothing, creating a positive association with sleep. Comforters can serve as a transitional object, helping a baby transition from being close to you to being on their own in their cot. Having a familiar item nearby can make the baby feel more at ease when separated from their parents, especially during the night.

Babies often develop sleep associations, where they associate certain cues or objects with the act of sleeping. Introducing a comforter as part of the bedtime routine can create a positive sleep association. When the baby sees or feels the comforter, it signals that it’s time for sleep. As your baby grows, they start to learn self-soothing techniques. Having a comforter within reach allows the baby to explore and practise self-soothing behaviours, such as cuddling with the comforter or rubbing it against their face.

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Night Light

Night lights can be beneficial for babies to help them settle into a good sleep routine. A night light can help maintain a consistent sleep environment, making it easier for a child to transition from being awake to falling back asleep during the night. Opt for a soft, warm-coloured light and avoid harsh lighting that can be disruptive to sleep. Position the night light where it provides enough illumination for comfort but doesn’t shine directly into your baby’s eyes. A gentle, dim night light can provide a comforting glow and help to give your baby a feeling of security and comfort. The soft light can help to give a soothing effect, creating a positive association with sleep.

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Remember, it may take some time for your newborn to adapt to a routine, and flexibility is key. Adjustments may be needed as your baby grows and their sleep patterns change. Additionally, always consult with your health care professional or GP if you have concerns about your baby’s sleep or development.

 

 

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