I am a new mom and I am trying to get into co-sleeping with my baby. However, I am finding that my baby can be quite restless or fussy at night and it's making it difficult for me to get a good night's sleep. I want to continue with co-sleeping, but I am struggling to figure out how to manage these restless nights.
Any advice or strategies you can share for managing restless or fussy nights with a baby while co-sleeping would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I've been co-sleeping with my baby for a few months now, and I understand how tough it can be when your baby is fussy or restless during the night. One thing that has helped me is to create a relaxing environment in the bedroom. I have dimmed the lights, set up a diffuser with lavender oil, and use a white noise machine. These adjustments have helped my baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer.
Another strategy that has worked for me is to utilize baby carriers or slings during the day. This helps to keep my baby close to me during the day and allows me to get things done while still being able to comfort him. This closeness during the day has carried over into the night, and it seems to have helped him feel more secure and less restless.
Finally, I try to remain calm and relaxed when my baby is fussy or restless. Babies can sense our stress and anxiety, and it can make them more upset. Hence, I practice deep breathing techniques and calming exercises to help myself stay calm. I know it's easier said than done, but it has worked wonders for me.
In conclusion, being patient and finding what works best for you and your baby is the key to managing fussy or restless nights while co-sleeping. Good luck!