Babies bring so much joy to a parents life! However, they also brings a whole lot of waking hours to a parents life!
If you are a parent of a baby and are having a difficult time finding enough hours to sleep, try these four tricks to help your baby get to sleep and stay asleep through the night.
1. Noise Machine
Babies can be light sleepers and wake at the slightest noise Mom and Dad might make. Try keeping a white noise machine in the nursery to help drown out the sounds outside of babies room while he or she is sleeping.
2. Let Bedtime be Bedtime
If your baby wakes in the middle of the night or early in the morning and wants to play do not give in to his or her desire. It is important to be strict about bedtime hours. They will most likely entertain themselves until they fall back asleep and learn to sleep through the night in the long run.
3. Stop the Nighttime Feedings
Once your baby is around 6 months old the nighttime feedings should no longer be needed. Be sure to begin reducing nighttime feedings and eventually stop the feeding throughout the night so that you can get a full night’s sleep.
4. Prep Baby’s Siblings
Many parents become more concerned with keeping baby quiet in order to keep his or her siblings from waking in the night. However, it is more beneficial to soothe the older sibling first and allow baby to soothe his or herself rather than get used to the constant attention at each and every sound.