Six ways to help your baby sleep

Great prod­ucts to pro­mote a peace­ful night

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Contents -

Cud­dle up

A soft toy can give your lit­tle one com­fort when she wakes up, and you can buy toys that have spe­cial sooth­ing fea­tures to aid the self-set­tling process. The Whis­bear was de­vel­oped by two mums and is es­pe­cially aimed at new­borns. What makes it truly unique is the CRYsen­sor tech­nol­ogy – which au­to­mat­i­cally ac­ti­vates calm­ing white noise when it senses that bub is start­ing to cry, so you don’t need to step in.

Sooth­ing sounds

If your tot has al­ready got a plush toy they love, sooth­ing sounds from a de­vice could help your baby to set­tle. Why does it work? It re­minds your baby that they’re back in the womb, which makes them feel safe and se­cure. We love the por­ta­ble Baby Shusher’s timer that you can set for as long as you need to.

Read a story

This book is the bed­time story par­ents are rav­ing about. It uses child-tested and par­ent-ap­proved tech­niques to en­cour­age your baby to sleep, with a dis­tinc­tive lan­guage pat­tern that helps tots re­lax and es­cape to the land of nod. It won’t be ef­fec­tive on a new­born, but it’s a good buy for when they’re older.

Re­lax at bath­time

Your bed­time rou­tine helps your baby wind down and prepare for sleep. A sooth­ing bath with calm­ing prod­ucts can help re­lax your bub even more. Usu­ally bath milk or a few drops of bath oil with laven­der can set your bub up for a rest­ful slum­ber.

Tem­per­a­ture con­trol

Your baby will sleep well if she’s com­fort­able. There are many rea­sons why she may be un­set­tled, but as the weather warms up, a room that’s too hot can re­sult in bro­ken sleep. With an easy-to-read room ther­mome­ter you can en­sure the tem­per­a­ture is just right.

Calm­ing aroma

After a calm­ing bath­time rou­tine, bring that same re­laxed feel­ing into bub’s room. A few pumps of this laven­der-based room spray in your baby’s nurs­ery will en­sure your bub feels even more calm and soothed – hope­fully help­ing to give her a good night’s sleep.

En­cour­age your bub to set­tle at night with these handy prod­ucts

Whis­bear ‘The Hum­ming Bear’, $99.99

The Lit­tle Ele­phant Who Wants To Fall Asleep by Carl-Jo­han Forssén Ehrlin (Pen­guin Books, $19.99)

Baby Shusher, $59.95

Jurlique Baby’s Calm­ing Bath Oil, 100ml, $25

Milk & Co Baby Nighty Night Room Spray, 75ml, $12.95

Gro-egg2 room ther­mome­ter, $59.95

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