Every woman in the world dreams about what will her baby look like how will he behave, will it be like his dad or more like you, but if it’s your first child chances are you don’t know much about taking care of a baby, you just know you have to feed it, bathe it regularly, put him to sleep and keep an open eye on him every second of your life while he is growing up.
Bringing to this world a first born baby brings many new challenges in your life that maybe you are not well prepared for.
With all these challenges that await you, the most challenging one is how to put your baby to sleep.
Newborn babies have a difficult time recognizing the difference between day and night, which can easily explain their short sleeping hours around the clock. After your baby is a couple of weeks old, you can start to teach him the difference between night and day and establish a healthy sleeping habit.
In this article, I’m going to tell you the top 3 strategies you should use when putting your baby to sleep:
Use your ambient light strategically
The ambient light in the baby’s room can make the job simple for you or your spouse. Because the light triggers the baby biological go command while on the other hand, the darkness triggers the brain to release melatonin which is also known as “the sleep hormone”. So my suggestion is to be active with your baby during the day as much as possible and during the night he will quickly figure out when it’s time to sleep.
And one more thing, if your baby wakes up in the middle of the night, do not turn on the lights, just soothe him back to sleep in his dark ambient bedroom.
Wait couple of minutes if your baby is waking up
With today’s technology keeping an eye on our newborn baby is very easy. Just go to the nearest pharmacy and ask if they have those baby monitors that help to track your baby while you are in the kitchen preparing breakfast or dinner.
So my suggestion is when your baby weak up in the middle of the night, just wait couple of minutes before jumping out of bed, just give it time to sleep on her own, if she doesn’t, and it sounds like she’s waking up, try to soothe him before he is fully up and headaches starts to come.
Give you your baby “the night treat”
If your baby has trouble sleeping and is waking up every 15 min, just pick him up and feed him, doing this might help him sleep for a longer period of time. Of course, you should keep the ambient light in the room on a minimum level.