Baby Sleep: Top tips

Baby Sleep: Top tips

Ensure restful sleep for the whole family with this three-point checklist.

As every new parent knows, it can be challenging to put your baby to bed, let alone ensure he gets a good night's sleep. Follow these guidelines to help keep your sleeping baby safe.

  1. Choose firm over soft. Have your baby sleep on a firm mattress. You'll also want to clear your baby's crib of pillows and stuffed animals that could increase the risk of suffocation. If your baby falls asleep in an infant carrier or stroller, move him to a firm surface as soon as possible.
  2. Keep your baby cool. Before bedtime, dress her in no more than one more layer than you would wear yourself, given the room temperature. Sweating, damp hair flushed cheeks, rapid breathing and a hot chest are all signs that she's too hot.
  3. Place her on her back. Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep for the first year of life. If your healthy baby is already able to roll from tummy to back on her own, it's okay for her to do so in her sleep.

Bedtimes should be filled with sweet dreams. With these safety tips in mind, you and your baby are set for some well-deserved rest.

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Ha

8/25/2015

We do all these things including the same routine every night and my 6 month old still gets up 6-8 times a night.

help

8/23/2015

my daughter is 5 months old and went from sleeping through the night to waking up 6 times a night. Sometimes every hour! She takes a nap during the day usually and hour an half. What do I do???

WAKES UP SCREAMING

8/21/2015

my 11 month old son wakes up everynight screaming hes not to hot or to cold he doesnt want to eat and uses gas drops so he isnt gassy but consistently wakes up totally freaking out

Tips

8/20/2015

We found that having our daughter on a firm surface makes all the difference! Great tips.

Tummy Sleeper

8/5/2015

Since about 2 weeks old my daughter has slept on her tummy. I tried over and over to keep her on her back but she would fuss and cry until she would be on her tummy. But now I'm having the same problem as previous poster about her rolling from her tummy to her back and waking herself up. no sleep for mom these days, cause the minute she rolls onto her back she is wide awake. And she's doing a lot of rolling...

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