Play white noise all night long
White noise has been proven to help people of all ages sleep deeper and longer.
It works by preventing sudden noises from waking your baby- like a barking dog, older sibling or the garbage truck. Plus, it’s completely safe. Play white noise all night and during naps for the best quality sleep.
Put your baby in a sleep sack
Don’t you sometimes wake at night searching for your duvet that was kicked off hours ago? Our body temperature is highest at bedtime, but drops during the night. We all cool off during the night and will wake to find a missing blanket. Your baby shouldn’t sleep with a loose blanket for two reasons.
First, it’s not safe. Loose blankets can be kicked onto your baby’s face. Although suffocation is more of a risk for young, immobile babies, it’s nothing you want keeping you up at night! Also, I can guarantee that your baby will kick off her blanket 347 times each night, making YOU get up each time to replace.
Avoid the frustration of loose blankets by having your baby sleep in a sleep sack. Sleep sacks are wearable blankets and they’re amazing! They keep your baby warm, cosy and safe all night (and give parents peace of mind!)
Sleep sacks are safe to use long-term for babies that can roll, stand, crawl and walk.
Transition your baby to the crib
If your 10 month old sleeps in a DockaTot, Rock n Play or any other “lounger” it’s time to move him to the crib. At 10 months, most babies are rolling, sitting and starting to crawl. A cosy, nest-like pod may have helped your young baby sleep well, but your older baby needs space to move around and get himself into different sleep positions. Imagine if you had to sleep in one position all night! You’d wake with numb, tingling limbs!
As babies become mobile they need room to roll around and get themselves comfortable. This is vital for self-soothing (something your 10 month old baby is capable of.) Plus, the crib is the safest sleep space for little ones. So transition your baby to the crib now, where he’ll happily sleep for the next few years!
Here are my guides for transitioning out of the DockaTot and Rock n Play.
Here are some example 10 month old sleep schedules
* These are by-the-clock events, so try to keep them on a fixed schedule. This sets your baby’s body clock, making sleep come easier over time.
If your baby wakes at a different time in the morning, move your schedule accordingly.
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