As a parent, you’ll already know the anguish of trying to get your baby -especially if they are a little boy – to go to sleep. You’re tired. They’re tired. Nothing seems to be working, and you feel like you’re on the verge of just crashing out. Surely there’s a better way than this? Cue infant sleep aids!
Today we’re here to help share which infant sleep aids, baby toy or puzzle you can use to help your baby have one of the most peaceful night’s sleep he’s had in a long time, and ultimately, so will you (fingers crossed!).
So, let’s jump straight into it;
#1 – Sleepyhead Deluxe & Baby Pod from John Lewis
Voted as one of the best buys from the Independent magazine quite recently, this is a fantastic combination of products to help you get your baby boy off to sleep in the easiest way possible. What’s more, you can use this design for all kinds of play activities during the day!
#2 – Exercising in the Day
If your children are quite sedentary during the day and don’t get much exercise, as it comes towards night time, they’re going to want to start running around and causing havoc. Instead, just get them to run around in the day, so they tire themselves out.
#3 – Child-Friendly Teas
Of course, giving your children anything with caffeine is not going to help, but there are plenty of teas out there that are designed to help lower heart rates and have a calming effect, and then there’s also some which are great for giving to children.
#4 – Burn Essential Oils
Before you start burning any kind of oils, it’s important to make sure you check that they’re child-friendly. In some cases, you can just rub some oils on your child’s skin in order to feel the cooling and relax effect that will send them off to sleep.
#5 – Minimize Stimulating Light
The screens of all our digital devices create something known as ‘Blue Light.’ This is a kind of light that our eyes take in for us to see. However, it’s the same kind of light that the sun produces and seeing this light late at night can trick our brains into thinking it’s daytime; ensuring we stay more awake.
#6 – Use Acupuncture
As much as you might like the idea of sticking needles in your children when they won’t go to bed, we’re actually referring to the pressure point on your child’s forehead known as the Yingtang. This is sometimes known as ‘the sleep point,’ and a simple tap or massage here can be a great way to send your children off to sleep.
#7 – Listen to Sleep Music
Perhaps one of the more increasingly common methods of helping your child to get to sleep is to listen to sleep music. You can find videos for these easily on YouTube, or through dedicated meditation apps. Classical music is also a great form of music to send them off to night-land.
As you can see, there are plenty of approaches you can take and infant sleep aids you can use in order to help your baby get to sleep. The best thing to do is to remain calm at all times, and remember, sleeplessness is usually just a stage they’ll grow out of. Stay strong.
*This is a collaborative post