17 Oct Tips for Newborn Sleep
When I had my first son, I didn’t have any idea how to handle his sleep habits. I mean, everyone knows that newborns don’t sleep. Or they certainly don’t sleep on a schedule that works for their parents.
With my second baby, I knew things had to be different. Here are some tips based on what I did to get his sleep off to a good start.
- Swaddle your baby. Swaddling can help baby feel safe and secure, much like they felt in the womb. Be sure to follow safe swaddling guidelines, and watch your baby snuggle up!
- Keep the room dark. By keeping the room dark at night, you can encourage your baby to associate a dark room with sleep. Consider investing in a pair of room-darkening blinds.
- Use a sound machine. I am a HUGE fan of the noise machine. At first I thought it was a weird idea, but I am a true believer now. A sound machine serves two purposes, in my opinion–it masks noise, of course, but it also become a sleep cue that tells baby it is time to sleep now.
How did you get your baby off to a good start with sleep?