Did you know that you can catch the W.O.O (window of opportunity) an teach your baby great sleep skills from early on! Here are 3 things you can do for your baby from the day she's born to help start those self soothing and sleep skills off right:
1. Be sure to use a white noise machine.
The soothing sound will help your baby sleep faster, longer and not be disrupted by the noises happening in your home.
2. Swaddle your baby for all sleeps. This will help your baby feel cozy and secure while offering a safe blanket. It will help to minimize wakes from your babies startle reflex and help them sleep much better.
3. Place your baby to sleep in a dark room. Your babies natural sleep hormone, melatonin, will increase in a dark room and naturally help your baby relax and calm faster.
Don't forget safety...always place baby on their back to sleep, use a firm crib mattress and keep their crib/bassinet free from stuffed toys, blankets and
Sweet dreams with your newborn!
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