Let’s face it, worry about your baby’s sleep keeps you up more than you’d like to admit. MH provides you with handy tips in this how-to guide.
WORDS REBECCA WONG
Part of a relaxing bedtime ritual is soothing your baby to sleep by singing. In fact, several studies by academics Trehub and Corbeil at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, found that singing helps babies to regulate emotion and keep calm.
Also known as swaddling, the act of snugly wrapping your newborn up can provide comfort and security. Be careful not to wrap her too tightly as this may cause hip dysplasia or overheating.
X Marks the Spot
A soothing massage targeting the right spots can help lull your baby into dreamland. In a 2001 study published in the journal Early Child Development and Care, researchers from Miami University found that babies who were massaged daily fell asleep 15 minutes faster than those who weren’t.
Rest assured, your parents, relatives and fellow mums will have plenty of baby sleep advice to dole out as well. Every baby is different, and it’s ultimately your decision to implement what works best for your little one.
Take the opportunity when your baby is sound asleep and catch up on so much-needed slumber. You’ll need the energy to keep yourself healthy and sane, so don’t compromise on your own beauty sleep!