Ok, I’m going to be honest. That was totally click bait.
I have no idea how to get your baby to sleep through the night. It’s probably the “MOST GOOGLED” topic for new moms. Let’s face it: Being a mom is exhausting. Just a newborn at home is tiring. Add a toddler, big kid, or two and wow… recipe for a walking zombie mom!
You know that getting several consecutive hours of rest will truly make you feel like a new person – but how do you get there? This post is to suggest several products that have made my life better in the realm of baby sleep. I hope it’s helpful to you too.
- White Noise – I cannot say enough about adding a white noise machine to the nursery. Modern decor has put a focus on the aesthetically pleasure of hardwood floors. The pretty design does not do anything for quieting footsteps around the house. The poor newborn is trying to nap and your toddler is stomping as he runs circles in the kitchen. Also as far as home design, open concept is often the bane of new moms. Yes, I love my 2-story family room, but not the echos of every single move I make ringing through the halls as if I were playing the trumpet. Enter white noise. The consistent low hum of the sound machine blocks out any sudden noises and keeps baby sleeping comfortably. (We bring it with us while traveling as well – they are awesome in hotels – but that’s a different post). Here’s our favorite:
- Swaddle – Swaddle, swaddle, swaddle – Think about it. Mere days before baby was inside his/her mother and it was tight quarters. There is comfort for your baby in being bundled tightly. You probably already know all of this though. Perhaps what you were not prepared for was your baby’s ability to break a swaddle.. no matter how tight you wrapped it. I have been blessed with 2 very strong little ones. By the 2nd one, I discovered a way to make swaddling easier (and to help my husband swaddle the girls). SwaddleMes are the best and a NECESSARY baby registry item.
- After-swaddling – You need to stop swaddling when baby rolls over for safety reasons. When we got to that point I was blessed to have been gifted a friend’s Zipadee-Zip. It’s a swaddle transition blanket that allows baby to still feel his/her edges, but can safely roll over while sleeping. Visit https://www.sleepingbaby.com/ for more info.
Wishing you pleasant dreams, Mama. And remember – it truly does get better as far as sleep goes.