Posted on Jun 29, 2007 | Comments 0
Once the baby is born, your baby will spend most of the time in day for sleeping.
Baby sleep is essential and important activity for your baby.
When you bring your new baby home, you most likely keep the baby near you at all times.
Studies said that baby sleep better when he/she is close to their mothers.
Try to harmonize your sleep times with your baby sleep.
It is easy for you, if you keep a crib or cradle in your bedroom at first, since it will minimize the distance you have to walk to handle nighttime feedings.
Working of hormones is most effective in baby sleep. In the initial days after the birth your baby follows his own sleeping patterns, they sleep as and when they like. As your baby grows, he will slowly learn to adjust his sleeping pattern to your daily routine.
You can also move your baby into his nursery for naps right from the beginning. You can minimize any upset or anxiety by moving him into a strange room with new smells and sights when he is little older.
Sit with your child in rocker or glider and rock him to sleep at first, and then move him into the crib. By doing this your baby sleeps without any fear. If your baby is fussy and cannot go to sleep, try sitting near the crib for a few nights until he/she falls asleep. Move the chair further away for another week or so. At last, place the chair near the door, so that your baby gets used to falling asleep without being right next to you.
Baby sleep requires regular routine in day and night. Your baby sleeps well with a nice, warm bath, followed by changing into soft clean pajamas. You can also sing and talk to your baby for effective baby sleep. Your baby recognizes the sound of your voice and he feels safe and secure enough to fall asleep.
By starting with the above simple routines early, you can definitely avoid trouble later on trying to move the baby into his nursery and getting him to sleep at a normal time.
Baby sleep patterns are affected by bedtime routines which you establish. Baby sleep patterns change with age and development. Arrange safe and secure nursery environment, since your baby spends lot of time in the nursery.