Archive for March, 2019

Infant Sleep Mask to help Baby Sleep

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

It’s true! Infants can only handle about two hours of wakefulness. Parents should watch baby for signals of tiredness and put the baby down to sleep as soon as possible when observed. A baby who is encouraged to stay awake when their little body is craving sleep is typically unhappy. Once baby becomes overtired, he will become over-stimulated and find it harder to fall asleep and to stay asleep. This, by the way, is true even of toddlers. Crankiness, misbehaving and not having the ability to stay asleep equates to over tiredness in older babies.

Bedtimes and nap times don’t necessarily match the clock for infants, but should match the baby’s tiredness. Remind yourself how you feel when some days are busier and more physically draining than other days. The same is true for babies. Some days your baby will just get more tired than other days because he has been learning, seeing so much and growing so fast.

Look for signals from your baby indicating he is tired. Put him down with the Baby NapCap mask at that moment before he gets overtired. It may mean that NapCap goes on in the middle of visiting a friend or halfway through a meal at a restaurant. That is when NapCap can come to the rescue and block out the light and distractions so babies can fall asleep in places other than their own cribs. Sometimes you are in an environment that is more challenging than the babies own bedroom and you need an aid to shut out all the stimulation. NapCap Mask to the rescue!

Your baby will have his own special signal for you and it will say, I am ready to sleep. Here are a few of the usual signs you can look for: yawning, rubbing eyes, fussing, looking vacant/glazed, quieting down, lull in activity, disconnect from people and toys, head dropping and mouth making a sucking motion. You will learn your baby’s sleep sign if you look for it.

A mother’s keep observation of her baby will really help find and lead to a pleasant routine of naps and sleep. Try using NapCap consistently when you see the sleep signals. NapCap has a soft veil that can be raised and lowered over the eyes shutting out light and blocking out distractions form the baby’s field vision. This allows the baby to relax and allow him to let go of his exciting new surroundings. You will find that the repetitive us of NapCap will cue sleep and your baby will develop a learned response the more you use NapCap. Your baby can learn to relax and shut out the busy world around them and sleep. Don’t leave home without your NapCap to help you baby get his important, rejuvenating rest!