One of the hardest obstacles parents face is getting baby to sleep. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something changes and your baby does not go to sleep or stay asleep like before. It’s frustrating, but with these simple how-to steps you will learn about getting baby to sleep.
Develop a Routine to Help with Getting Baby to Sleep
You may read that babies cannot develop a routine until around 6 months of age, but we began a routine with our daughter around 6 weeks and I wish we had started sooner.
Getting baby to sleep can be difficult, but developing a routine definitely helped. First we bathed her, put her pajamas and then her halo sleepsack. I would rock her and feed her, give her a MAM pacifier and put her in her crib. White noise always seemed to help so we let her sleep with her baby music on as well as a humidifier.
Teething, Congestion and Ear Infections Can Change Getting Baby to Sleep
Curve balls are thrown at parents all the time. If your baby is acting fussy or is having a hard time breathing, it could be related to teething, congestion and ear infections. Whenever my daughter was experiencing any of the above, all of our previous bed time routines went out the window. Call your doctor if you think your baby has an ear infection or congestion as they will be able to help you make your baby feel better. Teething tends to come in spurts and usually after a few days, things would go back to normal.
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