Welcoming a newborn into your family is one of the most beautiful, life-changing experiences you’ll ever encounter.
Unfortunately, it also means you can kiss sleep goodbye, at least for the next few months.
Newborns rarely sleep for more than two to three hours at a time. Their little bellies just aren’t big enough to hold enough milk to keep them sleeping any longer than that. In saying that, they still need an awful lot of sleep – around 18 hours a day!
Here are a few tips to encourage better sleep during the newborn stage...
5. Establish a bedtime routine
Establishing a good bedtime routine right from day one is a great way to help your baby organise days and nights and start to consolidate night sleep more quickly.
Start your bed routine with a bath. This is a different experience to anything else that occurs during the day, and your newborn will soon learn that a bath means bedtime is near.
Once in bed turn on your Aroma Snooze with with either the white or pink noise function.
Read your little one a book, cuddle/feed, wrap them in their swaddle or put them into their sleep sack, then bed.
It's a humidifier vaporiser and cool mist diffuser that purifies the air at the same time. It has changing lights including red light which assists melatonin production, it plays white and pink noise, heartbeat sounds and lullabies, and a voice recorder so you can record your own loving words that is familiar to your little one.
some things to know for your sanity:
It's completely normal for newborns to wake frequently.
Take things one day at a time.
Follow your instincts because this is something we Mamas have - and trust it.
When in doubt, don't be afraid to reach out for help.