In times like this, a healthy sleep routine is important for parents and babies. Stress and anxiety, as well as the early months with your newborn, can be very tiring. In fact, new parents may lose between 400 and 750 hours sleep in their baby’s first year. The good news is, there are a few things you can do to help make life a bit more restful for everyone.
Introduce a routine
Some babies find it easier than others to settle. Introducing a sleep-time routine such as a darkened room, a certain song or lullaby can really help. A pacifier may also help to settle them. Babies have a strong instinct to suck and that simple sucking action is naturally relaxing. We recommend the Philips Avent ultra air nighttime pacifier.
It lets your baby’s skin breathe and is easy to find at night. Utra air night has extra large air holes to keep sensitive skin soft & dry, and a glow-in-the-dark button so you can see it while the lights are out.
Stay connected even when you’re not with your baby
Most new parents like to keep their baby close by in the early weeks. A bassinet or a small crib is ideal, as it can be moved so that your baby can be where you are.
It is recommended that babies sleep in their parents’ room for the first six months, in a separate crib. However, after the first few weeks you might begin to feel a bit more relaxed about letting your little one sleep in another room. Staying connected with your baby when you’re not together is very important though and that’s where a good baby monitor can help.
Baby monitors allow you to keep an eye on your baby even when you’re not in the room. The range of monitors from Philips Avent provides parents with extra peace of mind. Not only do they let you know when your baby is crying, but you can talk back and reassure them with your voice.
The monitors can also remotely notify you of the temperature and humidity of your baby’s room. Your baby’s sleep and relaxation can be affected by even the slightest variations in climate, as babies aren’t capable of efficiently regulating their own body temperatures.
Our newest DECT monitor provides complete comfort and reassurance at all times thanks to its crystal clear sound and variety of soothing and reassurance features. Plus, your baby will love the starry night light projector!
DECT Audio Baby Monitor with Starry Night Projector
Mamas, we hope you find these tips helpful as you learn to navigate your new routines. We’re here for you if you have any questions, comments, or additional advice for other new mamas out there. Just reach out to us on Instagram @PhilipsAvent or on Facebook @Philips.AVENT. We would love to hear from you.