"I slept like a baby", an expression we use to describe a good sleep, does not always show how a newborn manages to rest at night. Babies sleep a lot, but in short intervals and without noticing the day-night rhythm. If your baby does not manage to sleep well at night, it may be time to change the sleeping ritual a little.
Apart from the most important wish of a mother, that her baby be healthy, there is at least one unanimous desire for her new parents: that the little one should sleep well at night.
The truth is that, in the first weeks after birth, the mother's and newborn's program is often a chaotic one, needing an adjustment to the daily sleep and feeding ritual. Here's how difficult it is to adapt the little one to a regular sleep program and what you can do to have quiet and restful nights!
How a baby sleeps in the first months of life
In the first three to four months, the newborn sleeps in short sleep periods, regardless of whether it is day or night. You will notice that your baby sleeps more than he wakes up the day. Although it is good to sleep as often as you are tired and show signs of drowsiness, it is important to establish a regular sleep schedule.
Most specialists consider that from the age of 2 months the little ones are ready to be helped to enter a sleep program. But the baby's sleep routine starts to get consistency only at 3-4 months. But even up to this age it is important to try to get used to the program, even if you often fail. Be persevering!
For the child, this program is necessary to avoid health problems that may arise from certain omissions or shortcomings. If everything is well developed and respected, the child will be healthy and happy, and parents will be less stressed and stressed.
Johnson's Bedtime Sleep Routine
When your baby sleeps during the day, let him / her exposed to natural light and do not try to keep quiet in the house - let the noises at their natural level. But at night, turn off the light (or keep one awake, very diffuse), change it and feed it as calmly and discreetly as possible, while avoiding playing with it or talking to them aloud.
Johnson's Baby welcomes new moms with a three-step routine, designed to get your baby used to an organized sleep schedule that will help him sleep well at night. This is the only routine clinically proven to be effective in helping babies sleep better in just one week!
Step 1 - a relaxing bath
Baby bathing is the first step towards inducing a quality sleep-friendly state. Use a pleasantly scented washing lotion, such as JOHNSON'S® Baby BEDTIME BATH® Washing Lotion. Add a splash of JOHNSON'S® Baby BEDTIME WASH Sparkling Foam for a wonderful bathing experience.
Specialized studies have shown that babies bathed in a pleasant fragrant product fall asleep up to 25% faster than those washed with odorless products.
Step 2 - baby massage
With many benefits for the little ones, the massage helps the little one to feel loved, relaxed, safe and ready for sleep. Gently massage your chicken using JOHNSON'S® Baby BEDTIME CREAM ™ Body Lotion. The researchers found that massage improves the quality and duration of sleep when integrated into the baby's sleep routine.
Step 3 - peace of mind before bed
After the bath and massage, follow the last step of the sleep routine - spending a few moments in peace with the baby, in a calm and comfortable atmosphere. Manga it, sing a song of a cradle, tell a story in a whispered tone, etc.
These intimate moments reinforce your special connection, regulate the baby's breathing and induce her a favorable state for a quiet and uninterrupted sleep.
What sleep ritual do you use with your baby? What methods have worked best for you so far? Give us your helpful tips in the comments section below!
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