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How to Get a Baby to Sleep through the Night
-With Correct Environment Setting-

how to get a baby to sleep through the night

We all want our babies to sleep for longer periods of time. While there’s no rushing nature on this one (babies will wake up to eat every three hours or so for the first four months regardless of what we do), there are some things you can do to help baby to sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time.

How to get a baby to sleep through the night is often a question asked by first time parents. While they think that this seems a question with no answer, there is actually answer out there. First time parents usually get frustrated because they don’t know what to do. In other word, they just need a piece of knowledge so they know what to expect and what to do with their baby’s sleeping issue.

In this article you will learn how to get a baby to sleep through the night with correct environment setting.

Babies are particularly sensitive to their surroundings. Creating a soothing environment helps baby to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. To help your infant get the best sleep possible, allowing yourself some much needed rest in the process, create an environment that is relaxing to all of your baby’s senses.

We know two types of environment setting. They are physical environment and emotional environment.


Physical Environment

How dark is your baby room? How warm or cold is your baby room? What color should we paint the wall? Do we have to put music or some noises? All of these conditions actually help baby in their sleeping.

Lighting

A dark room. Darkness activates the release of melatonin — the body's "sleep hormone" — while light suppresses it. However, if your toddler expresses any nighttime fears, a night-light that casts a soft glow is fine.

Artificial lighting interferes with melatonin production. Adult insomnia specialists often recommend reducing your exposure to artificial lighting if you have trouble falling asleep.

Room Color

We all have our favorite colors, and babies are no exception. We take a look at how color can have a positive, and negative, effect on our children and how to harmonies their feelings. (It might help them sleep better too!)

How color affects us?

Psychologically, colors can have an amazing effect on each and every one of us. For example, the reddish glow from a roaring fire helps us feel warm and cozy, while a deep blue sea is calming and relaxing. Think of a refreshing scene and you may picture a walk in the English countryside - all green and spring-like. And there's nothing like a bright sunny day, bathed in a yellow glow, to cheer us up.

If you're now worried that an incorrect color choice will result in endless tantrums and sleepless nights, fear not. The general color rules are relatively easy to follow. "Red, orange and yellow are considered 'magnetic' colors," explains June. "They make a strong impact, are warm, energizing and uplifting. On the other hand, blue, indigo and violet are 'electrical' and, therefore, are cool, soothing and calming. Green lies in the middle of the spectrum; being neither warm nor cold; it creates balance. We often retreat to the green of nature when we need space, calm and a sense of peace. Using green within d├ęcor will help to create a feeling of harmony and balance."

Other Room Condition

Baby’s room should be free of strong scents. While some smells might appeal to us, and might even appeal to baby’s senses, strong aromas stimulate baby, potentially keeping her from sleeping. On the other hand, light scents like lavender or vanilla can be soothing. While not likely to put baby to sleep by themselves, they might help her stay relaxed once she’s asleep.


Emotional Environment

 

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