Getting Your Baby To Sleep At Night

Sleeping BabyGetting your baby to sleep at night is one thing that all parents have to deal with. There are so many different things you can do to help your baby fall asleep in their crib, and you can try anything here to see if you can help your kid get to sleep. You are doing them a favor and yourself at the same time.

Go On A Schedule

Your baby needs to go to bed every night at the same time. Little babies need to be shown a schedule that they will get used to, and you can choose a schedule that works for your family. Take your baby to bed at the same time every night, and make sure you are following the same procedure.

Do The Same Things

You can do story time, give your child their blanket or make sure that they are getting their favorite stuffed animal before you lay them down in their crib. Your child will get used to this procedure, and they will be more likely to go to bed on time when they know that you are going to follow the same steps every night. Kids like structure, and this is an easy way to give it to them.

White Noise

You need to set up an applianceĀ  in the room that is going to provide white noise for the baby to sleep like a tower fan. The white noise is going to cover up other sounds in the house, and you will be able to move around without worrying about waking up the baby. This is a critical part of the bedtime procedure, and you can get it done fast when you put the noise machine in the room.

Curtains Closed

You need to keep the curtains closed so that early sunlight does not wake up your kid. Early sunlight may be too early, and you will be able to stay asleep longer if your child is going to be able to stay asleep when the sun comes up. This is a critical part of the process, and you will be able to sleep longer in the morning.

Every step in this article will help you keep your kid asleep at night, and you need to follow the same steps every night so that you will be able to keep your children asleep in their beds.

Three Ways To Help A Teething Baby

Baby TeethingTeething can be very difficult for parent and for babies. Seeing your child in pain can be very difficult. These are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that your sweet baby has some relief.

1. Although you might think that teething just means a baby developing teeth, teething can often be accompanied by a host of other symptoms. Some of these symptoms can include a fever, rash, and runny nose. A fever is the baby’s body’s way of trying to fight the inflammation that is caused by teething however it can cause your child to feel very uncomfortable and be very fussy.

If your teething child feels warm, your first step is to take his or her temperature with a baby thermometer. The temperature of a child is most accurate when taken via the rectum using a rectal thermometer. If the child is exhibiting any temperature above 99.1 degrees, it is considered a fever. If your child appears to be in discomfort because of this fever, you can administer a medication to lower the fever.

Your two best options for lowering your child’s teething-induced fever are acetaminophen (which is often sold under the brand name Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (sold under the brand name Motrin). It is important that you give your baby the correct dosage for his or her weight. In deciding which medication you should administer, you may want to consider a few things. Tylenol can be hard on a baby’s kidney but it can be given more often than Motrin. Motrin will go into effect more quickly and lasts longer however it can be very hard on the stomach so it should never be given to a baby that has exhibited signs of stomach pain.

2. When your child is teething, the teeth are literally trying to cut through the gums. You can help his to happen easier and quicker by providing something for your child to chew on that will help the gums to cut quicker. Something hard will probably feel best to your child and some babies prefer something cold. They make special teething rings that can be frozen or you can simply freeze a cool wash clothe.

3. If the pain seems truly unbearable for your child, you can administer a medication that is specifically for teething. Such medications include teething tabs or gels that can be rubbed on the gums. An important thing to remember about using a gel is that the FDA has listed any medication that contains Benzocaine as dangerous so you will want to stay away from gels such as Ora-gel.