Baby sleeping through the night

When should your baby start sleeping through the night? Babies have different sleep cycles than adults. Lulla doll can help your baby develop a healthy sleep routine. 

Most parents know the feeling of peace that washes over you as you look at your newborn baby sleeping. There's just something that feels so beautiful and right.

As a newborn, babies tend to sleep a lot, though not as long as we grown-ups do. They wake up every other hour, or so, to have their needs attended to. 

Most babies don't start sleeping through the night (6 to 8 hours) without waking until they are about 3 months old, or until they weigh 12 to 13 pounds. About two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through the night on a regular basis by age 6 months. 

However, not all babies develop this sleeping pattern and many need help doing so. Lulla doll is the great baby sleeping aid that can help your baby develop a healthy and good sleeping routine. 

Why babies don't sleep through the night

There might be as many reasons as there are babies, why a baby doesn't sleep through the night. For many babies, sleep problems are because of a separation anxiety, illness or because they are overstimulated or overtired.

Many babies show their discomfort by crying and refusing to fall asleep, often depriving their parents of their much-needed sleep. 

Baby separation anxiety

Many babies develop separation anxiety when they are around 6 months old. In fact, it is a normal part of their development. They understand that you are near, but they are not developed enough to understand that when you leave it is only temporary. 

The symptoms these babies show are often the following:

  • Waking and crying one or more times in the night

  • Crying when you leave the room

  • Refusing to go to sleep without you near

  • Clinging to the you when you try to leave

Introducing Lulla dolll to babies

For the first months of life, closeness is vital. It is recommended by pediatric guidelines that your baby sleeps in the same room with you for the first year of life. The Lulla doll can be a good addition, a second best but not as a replacement for closeness, making it a great baby sleep aid.

Before giving the Lulla doll to the baby, keep it close to your skin for a few hours or overnight so that it smells of you. This gives a feeling a familiarity and comfort for the baby.

Place the Lulla doll out of reach for sleeping children under 12 months. The benefits of the doll can be experienced even though the doll is placed away from the baby as in the first months it is the sound that the baby naturally syncs with. For the first months babies do not attach to inanimate objects  – attachments to comforters comes a little later. Older children can hold the Lulla doll close to feel calm and comforted.


Helping your baby to fall asleep

Babies can not create their own sleeping patterns and even do not know how to put themselves to sleep. Which means, that if your baby wakes up in the night, it doesn't know how to fall asleep again. Therefore, developing a good bedtime routine is a very good idea.

When you develop the bedtime pattern, make sure that the pattern doesn't constrain you, i.e. don't make the baby fall asleep in your arms, because that in itself becomes a part of the pattern. 

By using baby sleep aids, like the Lulla doll, you can help your baby develop healthy and good bedtime routine, one that anyone around you can take part in or take over, when you need a well deserved break. 

Integrate the Lulla doll into your baby’s sleep routine with the sound turned on.

When not in use, keep the Lulla doll in the bed or sleeping area to associate it with calmness, comfort and sleep. 

Few tips for a successful bedtime routine

Here are a few ideas for a bedtime routine.

  • Put to sleep and wake up at the same time. Consistency is key. 

  • Start with calming activities at least an hour before bedtime. 

  • Turn of all screens at least 2 hours before bedtime. 

  • Dim the lights. This helps with the production of Melatonin, the natural sleep hormone.
  •  Take a warm bath. You can include lavender drops to aid sleep and coconut oil to smooth skin and kill bacterias. 

  • Massage your baby - you can see examples here.
  • Tucking your baby into bed when he or she is drowsy, but before going to sleep.

  • For night awakenings, comfort and reassure your baby by patting and soothing. Don't take your baby out of bed. Make sure that Lulla doll is close at hand.

  • If your baby cries, wait a few minutes, then return and reassure with patting and soothing. Then say goodnight and leave. Repeat as needed.

Be consistent with your routine and your responses. It might need a few tries before your baby is fully comfortable with the routine, but it will help him/her learning how to fall asleep and sleep longer. 

What is the Lulla doll?

The Lulla doll is a multi-awarded baby sleep aid suitable from birth and beyond. It imitates closeness with its soft feel and soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat. Lulla's unique design is based on scientific research that shows how closeness improves sleep and well-being.

Gentle and soothing solution based on mother nature. Integrate Lulla doll into your baby’s sleep routine and use it for comfort on the go. For babies under a year old, place the Lulla doll outside of the sleep area. The natural sounds will soothe your baby and bring the comforting feeling of co-sleeping. Older children love to cuddle and bond with Lulla. It has helped thousands with sleep related challenges and to reduce anxiety and give comfort.

Lulla doll has helped thousands of children

✔️Falling asleep

✔️Staying asleep

✔️Sleeping in their own bed

✔️ Comfort on the go

and so much more…


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