Five Tips on Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits For Your Baby

Parenthood is a rewarding experience but it also comes with many challenges, getting a good night’s rest and helping your baby fall asleep are two of them. Here are some quick sleep tips for parents.


Parenthood is a rewarding experience but it also comes with many challenges, getting a good night’s rest and helping your baby fall asleep are two of them. Here are some quick sleep tips for parents.

1. Set a regular sleep time
The first few weeks of your baby’s life is the best time to help them set their circadian rhythm or internal body clock. Establishing regular sleep hours this will help consolidate a stronger sleep-wake cycle.
 
2. Help your baby associate night time with sleep time
You can help your baby begin to understand that night time is for sleep by limiting stimulating social interaction to daylight hours and feeding in low light.

3. Establish a bedtime routine
Establishing a bedtime routine can help your baby get into the habit of falling asleep when it’s bedtime. You can create a bedtime routine that includes simple things like bath time, reading a book, singing a soothing lullaby, telling a bedtime story etc.

4. Be consistent
Consistency is key in nurturing good sleep habits in your baby from an early age.

5. Make time for you
Don’t forget to make time for your own rest and relaxation. Sleep is a key factor in feeling energised and happy during this special and demanding time in your life. Lean on the support of your family and friends and don’t be afraid of asking for help when you need it.