In the early stage of infancy, babies need the highest amount of sleep, which is often alternated between their times of feeding throughout the day, and when not followed or disrupted, cab make babies extra fussy to the point it becomes too difficult for them to fall asleep even when they want to. Although a newborn’s sleep pattern is often irregular and intermittent, which is why they are often wide awake at night or even in the hours past midnight when most people at home are in deep sleep, it does not change the need of their fragile, little bodies of up to 18 hours of total sleeping time so they feel properly rested and comfortable.
For new parents and even caregivers, however, looking after a newborn can be the most challenging stage as it does not only require detailed care, but this is also when they will have to put up with little to no sleep just to make sure the babies are looked after properly. For a lot of mothers, having a help hand in the process is a huge thing, but for some mothers, especially those who have had a few babies already, they have already gotten the hang of putting babies in comfortable sleep better than others.
To help babies sleep faster and more comfortably so they do not fuss around for too long, there are a couple of things that new moms can do and see what will work best for their baby when its time to sleep, like practicing baby massage to help babies calm down and keeping babies active and busy during day time when they are awake so they fall into sleep naturally. Sounds with rhythm or playing a relaxing music can also help especially when babies find it difficult to sleep so long as it is not too noisy.
Commonly, mothers also miss the idea that what they feel can be noticed by their little one in no time, which means they can start to get cranky when they sense your stress or restlessness while holding them during bedtime. To keep this from ruining baby’s bedtime, it will be helpful for mothers to stay mindful of their emotions and remember to relax once they hold their child, which they can do by winding down in a relaxing, warm bath or playing soft music before bedtime, and making sure to speak and breathe calmly when putting baby to sleep.
Once new parents get the hang of sending their baby to sleep in the most natural way possible, it also becomes easier for babies to eventually develop a normal sleep pattern and stop waking up in the middle of night as much as possible, which benefits both parents and their baby.