New Baby – Sleeping Tips
Here are some tips that we have collected from talking to mothers who have been through it before you.
- It is worth trying to swaddle, but bear in mind that not all babies like to be swaddled. Mine spent all the time trying to escape and get his arm out.
- We love these swaddling blankets from Aden & Anais which also double up as large muslins/sun shades/blankets
- Get a sling- if you have a baby that doesn’t like to be put down, put him in the sling in the house and you will have your hands free and be able to do things around the house!
- We love this sling from Baby Bjorn. It is easy to use for even the most frazzled of mothers and feels very secure even for tiny babies.
- A bouncy chair is a must-have for rocking a fractious baby to sleep. It is especially handy for the evenings – you can rock the baby with your foot whilst you cook/eat.
- We really rate this Bouncer, also by Baby Bjorn. It s expensive but definitely worth it to free up your hands for a few hours a day.
- Take the baby to the pub! They love the loud noise and can sleep through even the noisiest of crowds. You can probably do this up to about 6-9 months, after this they are much more aware and will wake more easily! So make the most of it whilst they are little.
- Sleep when they sleep!
- If your baby does not sleep during the day, see if someone will push him for an hour so you can have a nap. Do not use this time to clean the house, get straight into bed and sleep!
- Apparently, most women feel tiredest 10-12 weeks after having baby when all the excitement has died down and the sleepless nights are taking their toll. If someone can come and take the baby whilst you have a nap, this is great!