Snug as a bug- Top tips for Winter Sleep
Choose Sleeping Bags and Swaddles Over Blankets
Love to Dream
Swaddling a newborn baby may calm their 'startle reflex' which wakes them up & disturbs their sleep. It helps eliminate anxiety by imitating your touch, which helps your baby learn to self-sooth. It also keeps their little hands off their face and helps prevent scratching. Love to Dreams SWADDLE UP™ helps baby to settle quickly & establish a peaceful sleep routine. Importantly, it completely removes the need for loose blankets in the cot/crib, making it a safer option for babies.
Sickness can unfortunately be really problematic during the winter months, in turn, causing havoc when it comes to your little one’s sleep. Here are some points to keep in mind.
Tara, The Gentle Sleep Specialist has some great advice. “If your little one is self settling, we recommend continuing to offer them the opportunity to settle independently, even when they are sick. If they are having trouble settling, then absolutely step in and give your bub some comfort as required. Essentially, it’s just about trying to keep good habits in play where possible, but with no pressure should you need to play more of a role”
“Try to keep your little one in their own sleep space rather than bringing them into bed with you. This may mean a mattress on the floor. This much easier to remove that after a few nights than it is to re orientate your bub back into their own room. We also encourage parents to keep in mind that when your little ones are running high temperatures, having them in bed with you or having prolonged skin to skin contact can raise their body temperature even more”
We would love to hear your must haves for these cooler months.
Yours in warm sleepiness, Em x