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Although you love your baby, it’s safe to say that you’re not always their biggest fan when they refuse to sleep. Every sleep-deprived mother will know that their little angels aren’t always seen in the sweetest of lights when they’re screaming at 3 am having not yet settled. But living life as one without sleep doesn’t have to be your future. In fact, you can figure out how to get your sleeping life back, and it doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to find the right process to send your little off into a nice long slumber! It’s a huge learning curve, but it’s also a natural part of motherhood. So let’s take a look at what could help you out here.
A somewhat controversial first choice for your sleep-inducing arsenal should be a blanky. Not every mom believes in this because they don’t want their child to get attached to it. But beggars can’t be choosers mama, so you’re going to want to give it a go. And don’t see this as a habit-forming thing, but more of a way to ensure that your child is as comfortable as possible as they go off to sleep.
Soothing Bath Products
You’ve probably got the bath and bed thing down. We know we need to be bathing our babas before they head off to sleep, but are you using the right products? Again, this is often a personal choice, but you will find that some bath products are more soothing and sleep-perfect for babies over others. So try a few out.
Next on the list is something you will already know and love – bedtime stories. Because this will be essential to send your baby off. Yes, even your newborn. Sometimes, all it takes is the soft and soothing sound of your voice to get them to sleep – not just the story itself. They’ll feel safe and comforted enough to fall asleep – and stay asleep!
A Sound Machine
If you’re nailing all of the above and you really don’t know where to go from here, you may want to try out some sound. It might be a little different to what you’re used to, but baby sound machines can often work like a charm. You can often set something soothing to get them off to sleep on time.
A Night Light
Whether you know it or not, your little one may just be a bit terrified of the dark. And if you’re trying and trying and trying to get them off to sleep and it’s just not working, a night light could come in handy. It may be that one thing you need to let them feel safe enough to fall into a deep sleep.
And finally, there’s swaddling. Again, this isn’t something that every parent will do, but it works. It all comes down to that safety factor again. Sometimes, your babies and little ones just want to feel calm, cozy, and protected, and they will feel that way when they’re all wrapped up.