5 tips to help your baby fall asleep faster and easier
In many homes, "how to get a baby to sleep quickly" is one of the questions asked night after night. Because if they have trouble falling asleep, it's easy to create a source of stress for the whole family.
When this situation doesn't improve, what could be one of the most emotional and tender moments of the day becomes very difficult to manage. The good news is that you can certainly find a solution. Plus, there are many infant sleep specialists today who can give you personalized advice to help you regain your composure.
Why doesn't baby want to sleep at night?
It's worth noting that children have more difficulty falling asleep during the day because of light and environmental stimulation. Any stimulus, no matter how small, captures their attention. This also causes them to sleep at different times.
But what about at night? When the sun goes down, two things can happen:
- The baby does not sleep through the night.
- The baby may have trouble falling asleep quickly.
Both of these situations are more common than many new parents realize.
First of all, newborns are not aware of the time of day and do not know if it is day or night. Also, because their stomachs are smaller, they can't feel full all night, and if they are hungry, they wake up.
For the first few months, they wake up every 3 hours to take their bottle. Then, over time, they gain weight and don't need to be fed as often.
But there's another reason they wake up, and that's because of the unpleasant feeling of a dirty diaper.
What happens when bedtime comes late?
Kids notice everything and any change, like a slightly late dinner, can affect their sleep routine.
That's why we've put together 5 tips to help your baby fall asleep faster and easier. Try following them for a few days to see gradual improvements.
5 tips to get your baby to sleep faster
First of all, we want to remind you that you are the best parent for your child, so don't get discouraged. If you think you've tried everything but still can't get your baby to sleep easily, keep trying and don't throw in the towel. These tips will help you get into a routine so you and your newborn can enjoy one of the most special times of your baby's life.
- Bathe your baby: Did you know that bathing has soothing properties and relaxes muscles? It also reminds children of the sensations they had in the womb, and bathing them just before bedtime helps them fall asleep more easily. As for the preparation of the bath, it is advisable to fill the tub with 15 to 20 centimeters of water. You can use a sponge with a little neutral soap, but your hand can be enough. Finally, remember to cuddle your little one with a soft towel and spend a few minutes putting on his cream, oil, diaper and pajamas. What about the temperature of the bathtub? The room temperature should be between 22 and 23 degrees and the water temperature between 36 and 38 degrees
- Rock: Rocking your baby to sleep has been a time-honored practice for generations. You have several options: you can rock your baby gently in your arms, hold your baby in a rocking chair, or place your baby in a rocking chair and rock gently. Which of these options do you prefer?
- Sing a lullaby: Parents have always sung soothing songs to put children to sleep, and while this practice is becoming less common, it is still very effective! If you prefer, you can also use musical compositions that reflect the sound of ocean waves, rain or a waterfall. If it relaxes you when you listen to them, imagine your baby!
- Rub your baby's back: While your baby is in your arms, place your baby on his or her tummy and rub his or her back by turning your hand clockwise. This is very relaxing and also helps with digestive problems. When you put your baby back to sleep, place him on his back to help him sleep more soundly
- Massage your baby: Whether it's his back or his little feet, you don't need to be a professional. Take your time and do it gently, enjoying this moment of sharing with your child
Do you have doubts about your newborn's sleep? In this case, we advise you to ask your pediatrician all the questions you have, for example if he suffers from gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulties
However, because we like to help you, we at Kadolis also want to give you some tips for a dreamy and healthy bedroom.
A baby's bedroom that is conducive to sleep
- Eco-friendly wooden furniture: like our Calvi baby furniture collection, which is coated with a harmless paint and adds a warm, Nordic design touch. You can choose from a range of modern colors. In addition, the Calvi crib is equipped with an adjustable base in 3 positions (22.5 cm, 35.7 cm and 49 cm) to follow your baby's development and ensure its safety. Another advantage, this bed is designed in MDF "eco-generation", based on PEFC certified wood, which makes it healthier for the baby and the environment
- An organic mattress: because babies spend a lot of time lying down and it's best not to let them come into contact with synthetic materials or chemicals. Natural materials such as coconut fiber or TENCEL™ naturally repel dust mites and bacteria and are also anti-allergenic without the need for additional treatment. Discover one of Kadolis' favorites: the Cocolatex baby mattress. 100% natural, with a removable and air-conditioning TENCEL™ cover. It is breathable and naturally anti-allergenic.
- A sleeping bag as soft as their skin: after the bath, choose an Organic Cotton sleeping bag and avoid synthetic materials that could cause skin irritation and promote sweating. Moreover, Organic Cotton is naturally antibacterial and anti-mite and is particularly recommended for babies with sensitive and atopic skin. In winter, a long-sleeved sleeping bag under pajamas is perfect for keeping baby warm.
Organic Cotton sleeping bag
The sleeping bag is the essential item for baby's sleep, usable from birth it ensures toddlers a comfortable and secure sleep. To offer a healthier sleep to children choose a sleeping bag in Organic Cotton that respects sensitive skin and helps regulate the temperature.