One common stress factor for new parents is the bedtime struggle, mainly because this can be an all night ordeal resulting in stress for the parent and the child. Another main concern for parents is a baby’s susceptibility to illness, a consequence of an infant’s underdeveloped immune system. There are ways to create a more soothing bedtime while also taking preventative health measures at all at once. Even something as simple as switching to a hypoallergenic pillow case could make a world of difference in the health and happiness of your baby.
Establish a routine: Following the same routine, each night can have a calming effect on your child in effect reducing stress, while also making your baby more susceptible to falling asleep at the same time.
Keep the bedding clean: With factors such as spilled milk and sometimes diaper fails not only does this help prevent infection but a clean scent is more conducive to a relaxing atmosphere. Using potty training sheets and a waterproof mattress protector can be a hygienic solution to common crib accidents.
Warm baths: Bathing your baby up to three times a week in two to three inches of warm water is recommended to keep babies clean and healthy, use a lavender scent for comforting effects. A nice little massage can be extremely comforting and help ease into sleep. Studies have shown sunflower seed oil massages can reduce sepsis by 41% and mortality rates by 26% if done three times a day.
Warm milk in a clean bottle: Warm milk coats and soothes the stomach better in comparison to room temperature, just remember to always make sure your baby’s bottles are cleaned with hot water and soap after every use to reduce exposure to germs.
Feed before bed: Even if you are using potty training sheets to protect the bed from leaks, putting your baby down to sleep with a bottle could cause digestive issues resulting in irritability. Feeding him/her before laying them down in the crib may be the best course of action for a more restful sleep.
Considering baby cribs can harbor unsafe bacteria for months, a lot of people underestimate the importance of a good baby crib sheet for hygiene and comfort. If you’re looking for durability as well as comfort any 200 to 800 thread count percale would be ideal. Finding protective pillow cases and a mattress protector in the form of a fitted crib sheet should be no problem if you are looking for potty training sheets online.
Routines help with emotional stability by giving babies and children a sense of security, which in turn promotes healthy development. Even though you may want to give your baby a bath every night to keep the routine flowing, too many baths can be just as harmful as too few and can lead to eczema or other skin irritations.
Initiating these tips will be a good start to a healthier more stress-free routine for you and your baby. It’s a great way to take care of two important issues at once. Besides, is there anything more precious than a healthy sleeping baby?