Question: my baby doesnt sleep at night...
Answer: Babies have their own sleeping pattern but these tips can help you. Try them.
Feed your baby. Don’t give her/ him so much that she or he is overly full and uncomfortable, but give her/ him enough so that she/ he is satisfied and not hungry before bed.
Give her/ him a gentle massage. Before bed, try a short massage. For 10 to 15 minutes, use slow, long strokes and moderate pressure to massage her/ his arms, legs, hands, feet, back, and tummy.
Put on a fresh diaper and pajamas. Use a good, thick, nighttime diaper to prevent leaks and unnecessary mid-night changes. Choose soft pajamas made from a breathable fabric.
Walking around with her/him in your arms.
Rocking her/him gently in a chair or in your arms
Singing her/ him a song
Playing her/him quiet music.
Put her/ him to bed when she/ he is sleepy but still awake. Look for signs of tiredness, such as yawning, heavy eyes, making fists, and eye rubbing.
Avoid eye contact at this stage, as it might stimulate her/him and wake him/her up again.
Lay her/ him down on her/ his back. Babies should always sleep on their backs, as babies who sleep on their tummies are at an increased risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
Soothe your baby with physical contact as you transfer her/ him to bed. Gently lay your hand on her/ him stomach, arms, or head to reassure her/him that you are there and make her/ him feel safe and secure.
Turn off the lights or create artificial light.
Consider dimming the lights during your pre-bed routine to reduce your baby’s exposure to light before it’s time to sleep.