How a Mother Can Salvage a Good Night Sleep
A mother’s eyes tell the whole story. A new mother doesn’t have to even open her mouth to tell anyone because the bags under her eyes tell the whole story. Often times, mothers feel as though they have no control over their baby’s sleeping patterns, well right fully so says Brandon Overman, a neurologist from Minneapolis. But, as stated in the Wiley Journal of Sleep Research, there are some tools that mothers can utilize to help their chances of adjusting the sleeping patterns of their babies.
The following are three very reliable techniques that will allow your baby to sleep through the night.
Babies enjoy and are soothed by the chatter of the crowd and other types of noise. Some great white noise resources are a vacuum, hair dryer, a radio channel that doesn’t come in too well, and perhaps Daddy trying to sing.
Babies have been in a very confined place for the last 40 weeks and as uncomfortable as it seems to adults, it’s the epitome of comfort for babies. One of the best ways to attempt to replicate this feeling is to swaddle babies so they feel comforted and cradled throughout the night. Depending on the blanket used, swaddling can make babies through the night.
All humans are creatures of habit. What’s the problem with starting a baby on a good schedule from early on in life? In its earliest weeks, a baby will definitely dictate the parent’s life. Its normal, but to ease a parent’s life it is important to start creating a normal bedtime routine for the baby. Bath time, feeding and bedtime is a good routine. On nights in which a bath is not needed schedule a short, soothing “massage” followed by feeding and bedtime. If the parent remains consistent with the baby, bedtime will be made easier….eventually.
These are several helpful tips parents can use to not only help their babies get a good night’s sleep, but also ensure they get to eliminate some of those bags under their eyes. To learn more about sleep patterns and tips visit NorthShore University HealthSystem’s neuroscience department.