Baby Sleeping Tips for Tired New Parents

by Laura Driver

Here are some of our tips for newborn babies and parents to get some sleep:

  • Muffle your bedroom door by looping a thick rubber band between both door knobs to form an X shape over the door latch
  • Watch for newborns’ wakeful periods and put them to sleep as soon as they appear tired. 
  • If your baby is sleeping in your room do all your bedtime preparation out of the bedroom
  • Buy an LED push night light that operates on batteries so it can be mobile to use during night feeds and nappy changes. This avoids you turning on a brighter light
  • Blackout blinds or curtains are really popular for keeping the room that your little one sleeps in dark. You can also get travel blackout products
  • Incorporate baby massage into the bedtime routine to wind down and calm your little one
  • Change your baby’s nappy before the nighttime feed to minimise waking them up fully
  • Put a hot water bottle in the Moses basket or cot to warm it up a little before you transfer them from your arms to bed.


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Written by

Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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