5 Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night!

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When it comes to getting your baby to sleep through the night, it’s one of the biggest struggles new parents face. If you’re one of those lucky parents who ended up with a baby that simply sleeps all night long from day one, then I’m sure there are many parents out there jealous of this fact. With most newborns it’s hard to get them to sleep through the night, whether they’re hungry or simply want the comfort of having their mom or dad near, sleepless nights tend to come with this stage of parenthood.

From personal experience, I struggled in different ways with our kids. Our son Josiah King tends to fight his naps, or bedtime ever since day one. He never liked swaddles and never learned to self-soothe. I suppose I didn’t try certain techniques and gave up to quickly. To date, he is still as energetic and can’t sleep through the night without waking up at least once. So now that we have our youngest Hezekiah Champ, I made sure to stay firm and kept my ground this time around. Eventually found what works for us … and now he is almost 6 months old and we are breezing through the night.

Trying to find different ways to get baby to sleep through the night is no easy feat, as everyone has their own tips and advice. On this post I’m going to share our personal favorite ways to help you and your baby get more sleep at night. I will also be sharing why the Philips Avent Soothie snuggle is the superior plush toy and pacifier in the market.

Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

Keep Night Time Feedings Calm
Since your baby is probably waking to feed, it’s important that you make nighttime feedings calmer than the daytime feedings. During the day it’s important that your social and lively during feedings so that at night time your baby will understand there’s a difference. Night time feedings should happen in a dimly lit room and have little to no talking so your baby understands it’s sleepy time.

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Create a Bedtime Routine
A calming bath or singing a lullaby before bed works wonders for your baby. You can read board books to a newborn, they hear your every word. Singing a lullaby before bed is another simple way to start using a bedtime routine to get your baby to fall asleep. This will help guide your baby towards a deeper sleep and in time they’ll start to associate this routine with bedtime.

  • Relaxing Warm Bath Before Bed Time
  • Story time / Reading Books Together
  • Playing / Singing Lullabies

Provide Comfort
There’s nothing wrong with providing some level of comfort to your baby when they wake in the middle of the night. If you want to try to get your baby to sleep through the night, I highly advise you don’t pick them up or make the middle of the night wakings a chance for baby to get extra attention. You’ll want to provide comfort in a calm way without disturbing their sleeping position too much. For us, the best approach is giving our son his Philips Avent Soothie snuggle pacifier.

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Security Object (Lovie)
Once your baby is 6 months old or so, you can start to give them a security object. This could be a special stuffed animal or some object that’s safe for their age and to have in their bed at bedtime. A security object will give your baby some comfort while they try to sleep through the night. This object could even help them snuggle themselves back to sleep if they wake mid-night.

This is another PLUS as to why we adore the Philips Avent Soothie snuggle pacifier. It comes with a lovie in the form of a Giraffe Soothie Snuggle or an Elephant Soothie Snuggle. Our son Champ loves both but tends to play with the giraffe more. Here he is now, and still just as in-love with his Soothie Snuggle ever since we introduced it to him.

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Philips Avent Soothie snugglePIN IT!

Why is the Philips Avent Soothie snuggle pacifier our go-to for our little ones? Because it soothes while providing comfort, and most of all the Soothie snuggle is easy to clean as well as sanitize. Because the pacifier and toy easily detach, I can sanitize and clean the parts easily. As far as providing comfort, the removable plush toys allows baby’s first friend to grow with them over time.

How To Clean:

    1. To start, detach the Soothie pacifier from the Snuggle
    2. Sterilize the Soothie either in a Philips Avent Steam Sterilizer bag or in boiling water for 5 minutes.
    3. After sterilizing, allow the Soothie to cool for at least 5 minutes and squeeze any trapped water out of the nipple.
    4. Check the product before each use and replace the pacifiers immediately in case of damage or weakness.
    5. Philips Avent recommends replacing your baby’s pacifier after four weeks of use.
    6. You can wash the plush toy in a mesh laundry bag with your normal laundry cycle. Set it out to air dry.
    7. Once you’ve cleaned both parts of the Soothie snuggle you can connect them back together and give the pacifier to your baby.
    8. The plush toy is compatible with all Philips Avent Soothies and pacifiers which can be swapped out and replaced with age appropriate soothies/pacifiers as baby ages.
    9. Philips Avent Soothies are designed for babies 0-3 months and 3+ month, and other Philips Avent pacifiers are designed for babies 0-6m, 6-18m and 18+ months.
    10. Once your child outgrows pacifiers altogether, his or her snuggly friend can still stick around and conveniently attach to car seats, strollers, or backpacks.

Our Son’s Favorite!

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If your baby still wakes up through the night try to wait a minute before you run into their room or to their crib side. Some babies will make noises in their sleep but aren’t actually waking up fully. If your baby is good at grumbling but then putting their self back to sleep without crying it out, then allow them that freedom to be independent at such a young age. While some parents swear by the crying it out method, at the end of the day getting your baby to sleep through the night is all about setting up a comfortable routine that works for you and your baby.

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support AngelaRicardo.com
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  • Daniel

    Hi Angela Ricardo.

    I just read your article explaining the WAYS TO GET YOUR BABY TO SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGH. Thanks for sharing that, I learned a lot from it.

    Keep it up.
    Daniel

  • Kara

    My older two were really good sleepers but my younger ones were a nightmare, I really think how they sleep depends on the child

  • Melanie williams

    There are some really good tips here for sure. Routine especially at bedtime is super important xx

  • shannon gurnee

    These are some great ideas! I remember when my babies started sleeping through the night.

  • Rhian westbury

    There must be that period of time where all parents find their ways and what works best for them and their kid. I do think routines are always good as you can make it a regular thing x

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    Thankfully we’ve seen the worst of sleepless nights however bedtime routines are so important, even to this day!

  • Candy O

    What fantastic tips. I’ll be sharing with two friends that are expecting in November.

  • katrina Kroeplin

    i don’t miss the getting up all the time stages. getting them to sleep through the night is so important.

  • Ruth I

    We are waiting for my sister to give birth this October. I am pretty sure these tips with help her a lot!

  • Fritha

    Definitely going to try some of these! My youngest still fights sleep!

  • Kelly

    These are such great tips! And warm baths before bed are some of this mom’s favorites too!

  • emman damian

    I always Create a Bedtime Routine! Also, I also do a warm bath for the babies so they can sleep!

  • Jenny

    I don’t miss those days but I found a routine worked really well for our little family.

  • Keikilani

    These are great tips! Those sleepless nights were hard, but so worth it1

  • Susan Carraretto

    I co-slept with both my girls… it made life so much easier for my family. I started when my first baby was 5 months and she wouldn’t sleep through the night at all.

  • ananda

    these are great tips! i am going to share this with a dear friend who just had a baby!

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    All three of my children had a source of comfort to take to bed with them. Muslin cloths were perfect (and are still used today)

  • Catalina

    Thanks for these helpful tips. These are so easy and simple. I should try!

  • Surekha-dreamingloud

    Bathing babies at night sounds so refreshing and relaxing.. I bet this would be so effective.. ☺️

  • Kelly martin

    These are some great suggestions for getting your baby to sleep. A warm bath and bedtime routine helps a lot.

  • Stacie

    Great tips. A bedtime routine is absolutely crucial. People think that babies just fall asleep when they’re tired. Untrue. There’s a reason we talk about over-tired babies.

  • Jennifer Gladwin

    A bath can definitely help, along with a good bed time routine. My son still sleeps with the comforter he had as a baby!

  • Tara Pittman

    The joys of trying to get babies to sleep through the night. I do like the warm bath tip.

  • Meagan Ivie

    I have a two month old and sleep is hard to come by. Thanks for the great tips.

  • Bill Sweeney

    This post is a great source of information for new parents. Getting a baby to sleep through the night can be a challenge.

  • Valerie

    Both of my boys always found bathrime to be so much fun it woke them up LOL. They both loved their blankets and a stuffed animal, plus snuggling with Mom.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Every child is different. But creating a routine – that’s what you have done so beautifully – is a very helpful organizational tool for both a mom/dad and a baby.

  • Sherry

    These are great tips for getting a baby to sleep through the night. I can’t remember how old mine were when they started to sleep through the night.