5 tips to help you, my beautiful first time mum and your baby sleep undisturbed at night
• Feed during the day
Aim to give your baby most of his milk feeds during the day, so he doesn’t make up for it at night (and end up waking for cuddles too!).
• Teach your baby to go to sleep by him/herself
Put them down when they become sleepy but are still awake – about 15 minutes before his usual nap time – so they learn to fall asleep without you comforting them. If you always feed, rock or cuddle your baby to help them sleep, day or night, they’ll learn to expect this.
• Give your baby a comforter
This will act as a transitional object to help your baby feel secure when you’re not around. It could be a cuddly toy (suitable for a young baby, of course), muslin square or baby blanket – just make sure you have two for when one is in the wash!
• Use music
Play lullabies or nature sounds at nap times and if your baby wakes up in the night, so you can all get your rest.
• Use the right diapers. It guarantees a good night rest as it can keep baby dry the whole night.
Becoming a new mum can be a very exciting and frightening time. I’m here to help make it easier for you to enjoy your time with your baby 😀