Top Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Soundly

For any parent, one of the most challenging factors about having a baby can be finding a sleep routine that works. For what seems like an eternity of sleepless nights, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the good-night’s sleep tunnel.

Baby sleep cycles can change drastically as they grow older, and what works for one baby may not work for another. Additionally, there are many factors which can impact a sleep cycle; what they do in the daytime, light exposure, sound, and separation anxiety. To ease any bedtime worries, Silentnight Sleep Expert, Sally Bonser, has shared top tips to help your baby sleep soundly through the night. 

Pre bedtime routine

Sally Bonser, spokesperson at Silentnight, says: “What happens in the hours before bedtime can impact what happens at night-time. It is important to create a soothing environment that will help your baby to feel sleepy. Ensure the lights are dimmed, the TV is on a low volume, and household noise is kept to a minimum.  

Keep them snug

Sally continues, “For a lot of parents, knowing how to keep your baby warm at night can be a concern, especially since NHS guidelines advise that it is unsafe for a child under 12 months to sleep with a blanket. Using a baby sleep bag is a great way to ensure that your little one is cosy and knows that it’s time for bed. The Silentnight Safe Nights Baby Sleep Bag comes in 0-6 and 6-18 months, meaning your child can sleep safely until its time to progress to a duvet. 

Bath before bedtime

Sally adds, “A great secret to a successful bedtime routine is a relaxing bath. Once out the warm water, our body temperature slightly drops, which tells us it’s time for bed. Finish bath time with the snuggle Silentnight Safe Nights Bamboo Hooded Towel, which is perfectly soft, absorbent, and kind to the skin”.

Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is an entrepreneur and mother of 2 daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family.