Sleep Is Key To Newborn Development
Sleep is crucial to newborn development and a lack of sleep can impact their growth. When your baby isn't getting enough sleep, they can become fussy and difficult to manage, through not fault of their own, and this can be incredibly frustrating for new parents. But it is your job to make sure your baby gets enough high quality sleep to reach key newborn development milestones. So, in this blog post, we will discuss some top tips on how to help your newborn get the sleep they need!
Newborn Milestones Sleep
Your newborn's brain is growing at an incredible rate. In fact, their brain will grow more in the first 12 months than it will for the rest of their life! And this initial growth is essential for your baby to develop properly both physically and mentally.
What you should consider as a new parent, is that newborn milestones can start as early as week one. After only seven days, your newborn will be able to recognize your voice and will look for you for comfort and love. In the second week, newborn development quickly moves onto vision and mental focus. As they feed, you will notice their eyes will follow yours, as they track you and practice this skill. Over the next couple of weeks, your baby will start to move a lot more while also using their vocal cords for more than just crying. Speech is starting to develop. But all newborn milestones rely on your baby sleeping well, as during the night their mind will replay these scenarios in order to solidify their learning and develop a better understanding of the world around them.
Is Your Newborn Not Sleeping
If your newborn is not sleeping well or is waking up a lot throughout the night or when you put them down for a nap, it's time to invest in sleep aids. One of the best ways to help your newborn get the sleep they need to reach those all-important newborn milestones is through swaddle blankets.
Swaddling can help keep your baby calm and comfortable, which will encourage them to sleep for longer periods of time. There are a few different ways to swaddle your baby, so be sure to experiment until you find the method that works A quality swaddle blanket can be a game-changer when it comes to helping your baby sleep through the night. Swaddling recreates the feeling of being in the womb and can help soothe your baby back to sleep if they start to stir.
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Another top tip to help newborns sleep is to establish a routine early on. This will help your little one feel more familiar with your bedtime routine or nap time schedule. Make sure that where you’re putting your baby down, whether it’s a nursery or in your bedroom, the atmosphere is quiet, soothing and calm. This will encourage your newborn to slowly drift off to sleep feeling safe and sound.
When your little one does reach a newborn milestone, celebrate and mark this special achievement by using a newborn milestone blanket. Capture the moment in a creative and fun way with help from our interactive props which can help you take the best picture of your newborn.