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Las Colinas Child Care: How to deal with a restless infant child:

Posted on 12-01-2014

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Is your infant often restless during the evening, struggling to sleep at bedtime? The good news is this type of behavior is typical for babies and there are a few ways in which you can help calm an infant before bedtime, resulting in a more restful night for everyone. Here are a few tips to help your infant sleep:

Infant massage

As with adults who enjoy the benefits of massage therapy, infant massage helps your newborn relax and unwind before bed. There are a number of guides available on the Internet demonstrating effective baby massage. What’s more, this technique also helps to strengthen the bond between parent and infant.

Work on a loose routine

We use the term routine very loosely here since establishing a routine with an infant is difficult. Try to do something like feed your child, bathe, and change his or her diaper before feeding again prior to bedtime. You could incorporate an infant massage into this routine too, since it will help your child relax and hopefully be ready for a good night’s sleep.

Create the right sleeping environment

Infant care can be stressful for new parents, and creating the best sleeping environment for your infant can help sleep occur more quickly. Using a white noise machine can negate household noises, voices, and outside sounds. Also, having light-blocking curtains or shades installed on the nursery windows can aid in creating a more restful environment.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Las Colinas features an experienced team of child care specialists who provide top quality care for children beginning with ages 6 weeks through 12 years. For information regarding our services, feel free to contact us today. 

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