Sleep is the energy source of human life, and it is more important for babies. Babies spend their time in sleep every day except for breastfeeding. High quality sleep helps their physical development. But in some cases, babies cry even when they sleep enough. Why? The reason is that the baby’s sleep quality is not high enough. Maybe less than half of the whole day’s sleep time is in the period of real sleep. How to improve the baby’s sleep quality? Here’s some way that can improve the baby’s sleep quality!
1. Sleep needs a suitable environment.
Do not tease or frighten your baby before going to bed, or he will be too excited to sleep. And don’t let the baby develop the bad habit of sleeping such as shaking in mother’s arms, patting his back or sleeping with his nipples. Put the baby in bed and let him sleep by himself. The bedroom is the paradise for the baby’s sleep. The bedroom suitable for baby’s sleep must be quiet and dark. Because the dark environment and comfortable temperature can help the baby to sleep, so some mothers’ habit of lighting all night for baby is very bad. Sleep is a good time for physical development. A quiet and clean sleeping environment can help babies grow healthily.
2. Babies need correct habits for good sleep.
Feed your baby regularly during the day, and try not to feed him at night after he is full. Feeding the baby at night is the most likely to disturb the baby’s sleep. If the baby eats too much or too little before going to bed, sleep will be affected by gastrointestinal discomfort or hunger. In order to make the baby sleep more smoothly, do not change diapers for the baby, let him sleep until dawn.
3. Babies need a healthy way of sleeping.
Babies should not sleep with their mothers, which will lead to insufficient oxygen absorption. Oxygen demand in human brain tissue is very large. The younger the age, the more oxygen demand. If a mother sleeps with her baby in her arms, her breath will increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air around her. Babies in sleep often suffer from sleep instability, nightmares and midnight crying because of insufficient brain oxygen supply. Babies who sleep among their parents will be more serious. Sleeping in such a hypoxic environment for a long time will affect the metabolism of brain tissue, or even affect the growth and intellectual development of babies. The best way is to let the baby sleep alone in a small bed that can be moved flexibly.
We can know whether the baby is healthy or not by carefully observing the sleeping state of the baby. High quality sleep is quiet after falling asleep, light and even breathing, slightly sweaty head, stretching face with a smile. Quality sleep plays a vital role in the baby’s growth and development, so mothers must pay attention to improving the baby’s sleep quality.