You are a new mom, and you have been sleep deprived for several weeks now. The culprit: a fussy baby... a baby with an erratic sleep schedule.
Well, don't fret, because this article gives you tips on how to help your bundle of joy to sleep better.
Happy Habit 1: Playtime is a Plus
Babies are starting to learn about their environment. Playtime activities like singing or listening to music, taking a walk or exploring different textures around the house—are great for stimulating baby’s senses.
Different activities for day and night can also help baby understand the different times of day. For example, sing loudly during the day but keep bedtime lullabies on low volume. You can go out and explore the outdoors during the day, but cuddle in the bedroom at night.
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Keep washing up after playtime stress-free with Natural Baby Wash in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 190ml; P329.75, 490ml). Human Nature Natural Baby Wash mildly cleanses without drying baby’s skin and scalp.
Tip: Bath time is play time for most babies. Be prepared for smiles and giggles when you tickle baby by gently trickling water onto her tummy or help baby discover cause and effect by showing her how her feet and hands can create a splash.
Don’t forget to moisturize baby’s skin after washing up with Natural Baby Lotion in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 190ml; P309.75, 490ml). A little of this easy to spread, non-greasy all natural lotion is enough to protect baby’s skin from dryness, flaking, and itchiness. It seals in moisture while nourishing the skin with sunflower oil, aloe vera, and avocado oil.
Tip: Keep baby comfortable all day with Natural Baby Wonder Oil in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 100ml). It’s made of 100% premium grade sunflower oil that can soothe baby’s skin from itchiness and small skin discomforts. Spreading a thin layer of Natural Nappy Cream during diaper changes keeps the skin rash-free.
Happy Habit 2: Get a Clue from Baby’s Cues
As a mother of two, I have always believed that babies can communicate. Through non-verbal cues. I remember my son says good morning to me at age 1.5 by extending his hand asking me to hold hands.
Other babies, for example, turn their heads away (gaze aversion), and it may mean that they are tired of making eye contact with mom or dad. Reaching out in a fluid motion may mean that baby is ready to play. Meanwhile, trying to suck on fists or making sucking noises could mean baby is hungry. And rubbing the eyes could mean that naptime isn’t far away.
Paying close attention these cues can help you build a predictable routine. Plus, responding to her signals quickly builds baby’s confidence and sense of security—making her more relaxed when bedtime rolls around.
Happy Habit 3: Have an Easy Bedtime Routine
Baby’s nightly routine can encourage longer stretches of uninterrupted sleep. Let the calming blend of lavender and chamomile ease baby into the dream land.
Make sure that the bath water is comfortably warm by using your forearm (this area is more sensitive than the hands) to test the temperature.
Next, pour a small amount of Natural Baby Wash in Classic Lavender and Chamomile (P49.75; 50ml, P159.75, 190ml; P329.75; 490ml) on a soft cloth to begin baby’s bath. After bathing, wrap baby in a towel and give him a nice cuddle. Lay baby on a flat, padded surface and apply Human Nature Baby Lotion in Classic Lavender and Chamomile (P49.75; 50ml, P159.75, 190ml; P309.75; 490ml). Follow up an infant massage using
Baby Wonder Oil in Classic Lavender & Chamomile (P159.75, 100ml).
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So why does this WISE Mom love Human Nature Baby Care products? Because it is the first and only baby care line in the Philippines certified by the US Natural Products Association (NPA), so it provides the purest, most natural care for babies. Genuinely 100% free from harmful chemicals: absolutely no phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil and parabens. We only want the best for our babies right? :)