Getting a baby to sleep is no easy task. So the next time you're trying to get a baby to go to sleep quickly, try this method. It works well with newborns too!
Parents, remember this dad who could get his baby to sleep quickly with just one word? The Internet is back with its latest “how to get baby to sleep fast” parenting hack – this time, by a very clever mummy.
Lauren Session, a 31-year old nurse and mum had her three-week-old niece A’mire in her care and was unable to get her to sleep.
Session, who also has a four-year-old daughter, tried everything to calm the newborn (whose mum was still in hospital following her birth).
After numerous sleepless nights, she finally remembered a method she used to put her own daughter to sleep when she was still a baby. She would often cradle her in the bathroom with running water as background noise.
A video was released of the auntie and her niece, showing the baby quietening down with the water noise before she falls asleep peacefully.
“I actually got some sleep that night after numerous sleepless nights – I was ecstatic,” Session shared.
Since posting the video, which has gone viral, she has received many messages from people around the world thanking her for the tip, and for a good night’s sleep.
“I’m grateful and I’m so happy I could share my story with people all over the world and help because that’s what I love doing,” she says.
How to get baby to sleep fast: Use soothing sounds of water
Running water is a very common white noise used to help both babies and adults fall asleep.
One of the theories behind it is that when you recreate the environment that mimics the womb for a baby, the baby is familiar with that surrounding and is able to fall asleep better.
It’s no wonder this is such a great method to use to get your baby to sleep quickly!
How to get baby to sleep fast – watch the video below: