Sleep can be one of the most perplexing issues if new parenthood. It is absolutely normal. Apart from that babies don’t sleep when they are hungry babies don’t eat much in a single feeding breast milk is digested quickly which means the baby can get hungry easily, if he/she doesn’t feel well, your baby’s body is going through something almost always, your baby may be teething, constipated, having allergies these things can also keep your baby awake at night or it could be because your baby needs you, some babies love their parents and want to spend time playing with them. However, you will feel that you need to get some good rest so here are some tips and tricks to put your baby to sleep.
Have a sleep routine. When your baby is awake engage in activities like talking, singing and playing when the baby is kept awake during the daytime this could promote better sleep patterns at night. An excellent time to do this is when you are dressing or feeding the baby. Set a fixed bedtime keeping in mind that your baby feeds every 2 to 4 hours. Have your baby’s bedtime close to yours so you both can get an optimal amount of sleep. Encourage relaxation an hour before her bedtime as this will signal her body and brain that it is time for her to sleep. Keep your baby away from bright lights you can dim the lights. Keep her away from loud noises. Make sure your baby is comfortable you can wrap her in sheets to provide warmth or purchase a newborn swaddle bag to swaddle your newborn. Give her a pacifier this will make her fall asleep easily.
Comfortable sleeping environment. Create a comfortable sleeping environment by controlling the room’s temperature, noise and brightness for your baby to sleep through the night. During the winter times make sure that the baby’s room kept warm because the best temperature range for your newborn to sleep is between 60 and 75 0 F. The best way to keep the baby warm is by using a 2.5 tog sleeping bag. Considering about the mattress make sure it is comfortable but firm at the same time. Use curtains to control the light in the room. The room should be quiet. Keep away anything that may stimulate the baby.
Next steps. It is completely normal that your newborn is awake at night and this would only last for a few weeks. If these tips will not help your baby to sleep and if you think that there is a possibility that your child must be suffering from an undiagnosed illness or allergy you should take your baby to a paediatrician.