We wanted to share this article published by Sweet Dreamers, the brand behind the Award winning Ewan the Dream Sheep
5 most valuable sleep tips for newborns
by Lynda Harding
Sleep cues are important when teaching our little ones that it is bedtime. Bath, bottle/breast feed and bed is a great start.
Avoid over stimulation
When bedtime is approaching, avoid too much playtime or TV time, this can wake little ones up.
For the first 6 months babies should be in the same room as parents for sleep in both the day and night. In the day keep the curtains open and at night close them to start differentiating day and night early on.
Newborn babies will invariably wake up repeatedly in the night for the first few months. Have everything to hand during the night. Keep clean baby grows, teething solutions, nappies and wipes nearby to save you hunting around in low light.
Know how much sleep they need
Newborn babies will sleep on and off during the day and night, 14-17 hours of sleep is to be expected. By three months, babies start to develop day and night patterns and will start to sleep longer during the night. Between 4-12 months, 12-15 hours of sleep is expected.
The Ewan deluxe is an uber cute cuddly toy. Ewan includes the calming SHUSH of a real human voice that will put newborns and toddlers into a peaceful sleep. He has a smartCRY sensor clevery designed to automatically activate when the baby stirs at night. The light and sound displays feature a 20 minute timer with automatic shut off, saving you the inconvenience having to get out of bed to switch ewan off.