What you do with your infant during the day can help your baby sleep better through the night. So, why not set yourself up for nighttime success by starting when the sun comes up?
Get Outdoors During the Day
Get your babe outside for a daily dose of sunlight (especially before noon).
Use Sound and Motion
Rhythms throughout the day set a calming tone. Long walks, swings and slings are great during the day, and swaddling and white noise during naps.
Daytime Schedules Can Improve Nighttime Sleep
Create a flexible schedule to keep your infant from getting overtired during the day and to keep her on track for your bedtime target.
If you’re breastfeeding, avoid “uppers” like dark chocolate and coffee.
Encourage Daytime Pooping
Some nice belly massage and knee-to-tummy exercises will help your little one to poop during the day, so nighttime sleep isn’t disturbed by grunting. (Speak to your doctor if your infant is having firm or hard stools.)
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