Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Help Your Baby Sleep

How to help baby sleep through the night . . .

1. Develop fixed sleeping hours. Put him to bed at the same time every night, and wake him up at the same time every morning, everyday.

2. Have a well-lit room for daytime naps. This will help keep daytime naps short, which will, in turn, encourage a good night's sleep.

3. Avoid eye contact with your baby. Lay your baby on his side, facing away from you. Not being able to see you will help him fall asleep faster.

4. Don't pat your baby to sleep. Some gentle patting is okay to relax your baby, but stop before he actually falls asleep. This will teach him to fall asleep on his own.

5. Develop a relaxing activity. Find something that relaxes your baby, a bath, a lullaby, etc. and do it regularly before bedtime.

6. Choose diapers that require less changes. A diaper that absorb more liquid, allowing for undisturbed, better quality sleep for you and your baby. :)

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