It's no secret that getting your baby to sleep through the night can be a challenge. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss seven ways to help your baby sleep through the night. Keep in mind that every baby is different, so you may have to try a few different techniques before finding what works best for your child.
Develop a Routine
One of the best ways to help your baby sleep through the night is to develop a bedtime routine. This can include things like giving them a bath, reading them a story, and singing them a lullaby. By doing the same things every night before bed, your baby will start to associate these activities with sleep and be more likely to drift off to dreamland.
Keep it Consistent
In addition to having a bedtime routine, it's important to be consistent with when you put your baby to bed. Try to stick to the same bedtime every night, even on weekends and holidays. This will help train your baby's body to know when it's time to sleep. They’ll fall asleep easier this way as well.
Plan Naps During the Day
If you want your baby to sleep through the night, it's important to make sure they're getting enough daytime rest. Plan for regular naps during the day, and try to keep them on a consistent schedule. This will help ensure that your baby is well-rested and ready to sleep through the night. Check out this blog on baby nap schedules by sleep professional Tweet Dreamzz.
If you’re struggling with your baby’s daytime napping schedule, speak to your pediatrician or a sleep consultant. They can help you create a plan for your baby’s specific needs.
Set Realistic Expectations for Their Age
It's important to set realistic expectations for your baby's sleep habits. Remember that newborns typically sleep 14-17 hours per day, so it's normal for them to wake up several times during the night. As they get older, they will gradually start sleeping for longer stretches of time.
Keep Things Calm Before Bed
The hour before bedtime should be calm and relaxing for your baby. Avoid stimulating activities such as watching TV or playing active games. Instead, opt for quiet activities like reading or listening to soft music. This will help prepare your baby's body and mind for sleep.
Consider a Pacifier
If your baby is having trouble falling asleep, you may want to consider using a pacifier. Pacifiers can help soothe babies and provide them with the sucking sensation that helps them to fall asleep.
Invest in Sleepwear
Investing in quality sleepwear can make a big difference in your baby's sleep habits. Look for clothes made from breathable fabrics that keep your baby warm and comfortable.
You may also want to consider swaddle transition products like the Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed to help babies transition out of the swaddle while still providing them with the security and comfort they need to sleep through the night.
How Baby Merlin Can Help
If you're struggling to get your baby to sleep through the night, Baby Merlin can help. Our products are designed to promote calm and relaxation, and our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your baby sleep through the night!