Baby Sleep Tips: Creating a Snooze-Friendly Nursery

Baby Sleep Tips: Creating a Snooze-Friendly Nursery

Getting your new baby to drift peacefully off to sleep is easier if you've set up the nursery for slumber. Check out these guidelines for creating the perfect naptime or nighttime baby room.

Sleep is crucial for your baby's healthy development. And the right surroundings may help your little one nod off more easily and may even encourage a better night's sleep. Follow these tips:

Feel the room. Aim for a temperature that's ideal for a lightly clothed adult. A room that's too warm isn't a good sleep environment for anyone, and it isn't a safe choice for your baby (too much heat may raise the risk of SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome).

Dress your baby lightly. Too many layers can leave your baby sweaty and cranky, which does little to promote sleep. Babies usually need just one more layer than adults, so an undershirt with a cotton sleep sack should be enough for most climates.

Furnish the floor. A soft rug or wall-to-wall carpeting will help to warm up the room and create a nice play space on the floor. Rugs or carpet can also help to muffle noise, helping to create a more quiet sleep space.

Keep the room dark. Hanging blinds or darkening shades will keep out the early morning light. Installing dimmers in your baby's room is another way to maintain a soothing atmosphere. Dim the lights when you're getting your baby ready to sleep, lowering them more and more as bedtime approaches.

Leave on a little white noise. Not all babies like to sleep in a silent space. Some babies sleep better with the washing machine or the vacuum running, so feel free to go about your regular routine during naptime or after bedtime.

You don't need expensive decor or fancy gadgets to create a cozy sleep haven. Simply focus on the basics and follow your baby's cues. Your little one will soon be dreaming.

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Awesome Advice

2/9/2016

Thanks so much for all your helpful information.

Good info

Tabitha 1/30/2016

Thank you for the help!

Great article

Court 1/29/2016

Thanks for the tips!

Good information

Laci 1/26/2016

I think this is good information. Sometimes I think we dress our babies too warm and they wake from being hot. My daughter is a big fan of a sound machine. We had one in our room that she got used to, so I made sure to put one in her room when we moved her to her crib.

Good advises

Veronica 1/26/2016

She began to not follow the rules, i don't know why so now i will try this instrucion. I hope returns.

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