The early days of being a parent to a new born baby can be extremely difficult! You never knew how much sleep deprivation you could actually endure. Of course you also know of that one parent that says, “my baby sleeps all night…………” How annoying is that comment, you just wish that you could catch up on some sleep, even if it is an extra hour. However, maybe there are some things that you can do, that will help your baby to fall asleep and even better, stay asleep for much longer.
Mechanical Sounds that Help Your Baby to Sleep
There are often stories of people, whose baby would instantly fall asleep in a car. Some people have even resorted to sitting in a car with a baby and run the engine, to help their baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. However, there are a couple of problems with doing this; firstly, there is the cost of the fuel, secondly, there is also the fact that you are just dozing and wishing that you were tucked up in a warm soft bed. Now, is it the sound of the engine or the vibration, or a combination of both, that helps your baby to sleep? So what is really needed is way of replicating this in your baby’s bedroom.
Nature Sounds to Help Your Baby to Sleep
Not all babies will enjoy mechanical sounds, some will prefer the natural sounds of nature, birdsong or even the hooting of owls. So, do not limit your potential library of sound to mechanical. Just scroll through the many sounds that are available on the Monotony TV channel, till you get the sound or sounds that appeal to your baby. There are a lot to choose from, you may just be surprise as to which sound is the best, as it is your baby’s choice. There is a good selection of 8 Hour Long Videos in this playlist (just click on the link).
Familiarising Your Baby to Certain Sounds to Aid Relaxation and Sleep
The first thing that you need to do is, find sounds that your baby does not object to. Gather together a list of sounds and play they to your baby, try to note the affect that sound has on your baby. If you play sound and it upsets your baby, then you can be fairly sure that this particular sound can be discarded. Once you have found some sounds that have a good affect on your baby, then try to narrow that list down to one or two. Now that you have a small library of sounds that your baby enjoys, you need to play that sound so the your baby feels totally comfortable with that sound. Good times to play the chosen sound, are just after feeding, as this is often a time when baby feels most tired. Again, play the sound after a long period of activity, when you know your baby would feel tired. Also, as part of a bedtime routine.
How to Help Baby Stay Asleep Longer
By following the suggestions give above, you really need a sound that lasts a long time, also without any interruptions. That is why we have created videos where the sound lasts for 8 hours. The great thing about a long sound track is, that if there is anything that has a potential of disturbing your baby’s sleep, the unwanted sound may not get through. Even if your baby does wake up, they will hear a familiar sound and fall back to sleep again.
How to Get More Sleep as a New Parent
In order for you to get more sleep as a parent, you need to put in the extra effort into finding what sound will help your baby to sleep. You may be sleep deprived, but making the extra effort, as shown above, you will be rewarded with longer periods in which you will be able to sleep. Additionally, as you go through the above routine in finding a sound to help your baby to sleep, you may find a sound that helps your to sleep better also. Many of the sound can be found in Sound and Vision Index on this site.