Be careful with what you feed your infant, even if that is only milk. After all they are rather sensitive!Sleep is something that is essential for any person to function with a sane mind and strong body. However, when it comes to babies there is a lot more importance sleep has in their lives, especially since it directly affects their growth and overall wellbeing. And so, as parents you need to be able to understand about these nap times and what you should and shouldn’t be doing at such times. Here are some tips to help you out.
Look for the signs
Us humans are rather reactive. You can easily tell when a person is happy, sleepy, angry, frustrated or just tired of everything, if you learn to read the signs. This is the same with babies as well. As they get closer to nap time or they are simply tired, their behavior would change.
While older children would become more hyperactive or lethargic or simply annoying, babies would more likely cry out loud or rub their eyes with their small hands. And as a parent you need to be able to read these signs right and react to it by either making their nan comfort formula or grabbing their favorite bed time story book.
Let the kid sleep
Even though you might have spent hours checking out all the baby formula reviews and purchasing the best kind, if your baby has fallen asleep don’t wake them up to test out how well the milk is agreeing with them. Waking up a sleeping baby is not good for their wellbeing nor it is going to make things easy for you. So even if they fall asleep in their car seat simply carry them out with it and place it in a safe place. Of course, you should also remember not to leave them for too long in the seat and switch them to their cots with a comfortable mattress and blanket.
Separating feeding times and nap times
It is natural that at the beginning once your infant is fed that he or she would fall asleep. However, don’t make it a habit. Nap times should be separate from feeding times. Train your child to fall asleep on their own by either reading them a story or singing a lullaby. Feeding them before they fall asleep is completely fine but if they were to rely only on it, it is certainly going to be challenging to put them to bed. So try avoid making this a habit. In addition to that make sure that you also have a break between feeding time and nap time.
Train your child to take longer naps
The biggest challenge with infants is making sure that they fall asleep for more than a couple minutes. And so, to overcome this you should be working on training your baby to take longer naps. You could keep them up for sometime and let them tire out. This way eventually they would be taking longer naps in no time!
So take the above tips in to account and make sure that your baby sleeps well!