Putting a baby to sleep is often a challenging feat, let alone making him or her sleep through the night. If you find your newborn or toddler difficult to tuck into bed, you are not alone. Statistics shows that about one quarter of children under the age of five have sleep problems, either because they refuse to go to bed, or they keep waking up in the middle of the night. These conditions are quite common, but you can do something about them so that your child can have a more restful slumber and get the rest that he or she needs to go through the day.
If your baby would constantly wake up in the middle of the night, disturbing your sleep patterns, it is high time to take action. When your child’s premature waking is affecting your sleep, you too, will feel sapped of energy, constantly tired, and will find it hard to function. More significantly, your child might not be getting the full dose of sleep they need to help them develop properly. The following are major sleep strategies that you can try to help your child rest better through the night:
- If you are dealing with a newborn or a young baby, try making daytime feeds and wake times more social and lively and night-time sessions more quiet and calm. This will help them set their body clock right and distinguish between day and night.
- Give them the chance to fall asleep on their own. It is very tempting to keep your child close all the time, but being too close for comfort can also backfire as your tot becomes too clingy and dependent on your comforting touch. Separation anxieties (most of the time the very cause of chronic, inconsolable crying) can be prevented by simply allowing your child to fall asleep on their own and soothe themselves from crying when awoken at night or even in the middle of the day.
- Create a healthy, comfortable sleeping haven. The environment in which your baby sleeps also plays a huge part in their overall comfort. In addition to the perils of toxic crib mattresses, traditional baby mattresses may not provide your baby the comfort they need for a good night’s rest. An organic baby mattress on the other hand, is specifically designed with the right balance between softness, firmness, and smoothness to help ensure a healthy, restful sleeping environment for your child.
About the Author:
Dennis and Leora Hornick are the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years it became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.
The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of Dunlop Latex, 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattresses. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, and Shepherds Dream for you to come in to try out.