Babies are born with individual traits that affect the amount of physical activity, the duration of sleep, and the length of periods of crying they will sustain. But babies also differ in more subtle ways. Some are easier to “read”; they seem to have predictable schedules for feeding and sleeping. These babies also tend to cry less and sleep more. Regular babies are more self-soothing; they fall asleep easier, and when they awaken at night they are more able to return to sleep unassisted. But don’t blame yourself if you have an irregular baby who cries a lot and is less self-soothing. It’s only luck. But remember that the process of falling asleep is learned and you can develop steps to cue the learning process. Try adding Baby NapCap to your sleep routine; the safe, infant sleep mask. Have a consistent routine and you will see the magic of folding down the veil of NapCap. NapCap will cue your baby to relax, he will be able to shut out the busy world around him, and he will be able fall to sleep.
Archive for November, 2015
Why won’t your baby nap?
Baby could be overtired. Baby could be overstimulated. Baby could be distracted. Baby could need you.
You only have a relatively short window of time during which your baby will settle themselves to sleep. Miss this and they will often get a second wind and be unwilling and unable to nap. Infants rarely want to miss a thing so if they have been playing just before nap time they are unlikely to want to stop and relax for a rest. Also if your baby isn’t in the normal place where they sleep, perhaps there is interesting noise, light or distracting activity, they will have a very tough time getting to sleep.
The answer is as simple as using Baby NapCap consistently at nap time. Baby NapCap will soon become the “cue” to your infant that it is time for sleep.
You will also be more effective teaching your baby to sleep if you establish a daytime sleep routine. Put the baby down at the same time each day and they will learn what to expect and settle more easily. You will also want to have a little quiet time together before you place them down to sleep. Read a book, sing a lullaby and cuddle. Be sure to do this with Baby NapCap in place so they won’t become more stimulated by looking at you. Try to have the environment dark, quiet and temperate but remember that Baby NapCap will come to the rescue in busy locations such as airplanes, family gatherings, shopping and other out of the norm places.
Please pass the word that NapCap does work and should be close at hand when it is time to sleep.