When Peace Meets Quiet
We know sleep plays an important role in both bubs and our own health; and lack of sleep or irregular sleeping patterns can cause all sorts of health issues such as hormonal imbalances which can affect our mental health. Here, we have some tips on how you can get bébé a better nights sleep and in turn, give you a better nights sleep.
Learn the five S's; swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing and suck.
Swaddling recreates the snug fit inside the womb and is core to calming bubs because their arms can't be wriggling them around.
Placing baby on a side or stomach position when you hold them in your arms or shoulder is also a sure way to mellow them down when they're feeling restless.
The third S, being shush includes providing noise for your baby's journey to relaxation or sleep. Babies don’t need total silence to sleep as in the womb, the sound of the blood flow is a shush louder than a vacuum cleaner! However, not all white noise is created equal. Fans and ocean sounds often fail because they lack the womb’s rumbly quality (however each baby is individual so ocean or fan noises can work for one but not another). The best way to imitate these magic womb sounds is using white noise.
The fourth S being Swing is rocking your Bub in small fast movements. Slow rocking works for calming quiet babies however tiny movements calm a crying baby (tip: move no more than an inch back and forth)
The fifth S of 'Suck' put simply is providing a pacifier to your bubs giving most babies a deep tranquility.
Bedtime stories are very beneficial from young baby all the way to adult. But for our younglings, Psychologist Collett Smart says bedtime stories "help our kids get better at imagining things because they have to interpret a story when it’s read aloud. They learn the power of their imagination which helps them become independent readers later on with books that don’t have pictures because their imaginations are developed enough to draw them in."
Find our range of handpicked books from the Goldie+Ace team for their unique message. Whether it be about kindness, feelings, looking after our planet, learning about our amazing country or simply a fun story our own kids love, you'll find them in our book collection.
Made from a soft cotton, wool or lightweight stretch jersey, with colourful print features of beautiful hand drawn native Australian animals and flora. Our baby wraps and blankets are the perfect size for swaddling or use as a pram blanket or bassinet top sheet ready for sleep anytime, anywhere.
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