Baby\u2019s home! And life is just about to begin. Now that we have a new baby in our lives, it is true that the first few months will require a fair amount of adjustments on the new parents\u2019 part; some days may be more stressful and tiring than the other days, but the good news is, these are all part and parcel of growing up and it is normal.\r\n\r\nSoon both parents and baby will be able to establish a rhythm and groove harmoniously together. All it takes is a little understanding and a little patience. You and your new little one will come out of this getting-to-know-each-other phase in no time.\r\nThe Newborn Sleep Pattern\r\n\r\n\r\nGenerally, newborns sleep much of the day and night \u2013 an average of 16 hours a day \u2013 waking up only for feeding time every couple of hours. Why does a newborn wake up so often to feed? That\u2019s because they have small stomachs and they take in very little during every feed. Hence, the need to be fed frequently. Newborns sleep in short bouts, too\u2014typically between 20 minutes and 4 hours each time.\r\n\r\nMost babies don\u2019t start sleeping through the night until around 3 months of age, but this varies from baby to baby. Some would be able to adjust and slowly lengthen their sleeping hours at night; some would still wake up every 2\u20134 hours until 1, 2, or even 3 years old.\r\nA Little Nudge To Quality Sleep\r\n\r\n\r\nMost newborns do not have an understanding of \u201cday\u201d and \u201cnight\u201d and that their sleep pattern \u2013 if any \u2013 seems erratic and tires the new parents out. New moms will notice that their sweet baby would sleep a lot in the daytime but wakes up way more at night. While that may drive us absolutely bonkers, it actually makes sense when we consider that our babies have spent the first 9 months of their lives in our cozy, dark womb, where they get to sleep and wake at will.\r\n\r\nAt this point, if you are still asking, \u201cwill I ever get to have a full night's sleep, ever again?\u201d the answer is a resounding YES! Your baby will learn the difference between day and night over time, and adjust to your work\/sleep rhythm.\r\n\r\nTo get to that stage, there are a few things we can do to help our babies regulate and adapt:\r\n\r\n \t\r\nLet Her Nap\r\n\r\n\r\nAs we all know by now, babies and children need sleep \u2013 a lot of sleep \u2013 to grow; so never for a minute think to let your baby skip naps during these early stages of her life, where she is growing rapidly in every aspect.\r\n\r\nGoing on long stretches without eye-shuts can make a baby feel over-tired, resulting in a cranky baby\u2014and an even longer restless night not just for the baby, but for the parents, too! Daytime naps are important, so let your baby sleep.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nSilence Is Only For Night\r\n\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t worry about making noises during the daytime when you have a newborn at home. For the most part, newborns really do not care about noises surrounding them as they are used to the muffled white noises when they were inside the womb and these noises are what soothe them.\r\n\r\nJust be sure not to startle them with any sudden loud noise. When there are constant activities and noises going on in the daytime, and total silence at night, they will soon be able to grasp the idea of 'day is for play, night is for sleep'.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nLet There Be Light\r\n\r\n\r\nDuring daytime, don\u2019t hesitate to pull back the curtains and let the sun in even if your little one is napping. This will help them to distinguish between day and night.\r\n\r\n \t\r\nRoutine Sets The Night\r\n\r\n\r\nBabies thrives on consistency. Create a simple routine and keep to it, your baby will take a little while to get accustomed it. Activities you can include in the routine are:\r\n\r\n- a warm bath and a good feed\r\n- dim the bedroom lights\r\n- read a story or sing a lullaby while gently rocking the baby\r\n- put him down before he falls asleep and gently bids goodnight\r\n\r\nOnce he gets used to the pattern, he\u2019ll naturally doze off by the time you put him down.\r\n\r\nWhile a bedtime routine should be calming and frills-free, it can be made more engaging too without over-stimulating the baby with the help of tools such as the Fisher-Price\u00ae Settle & Sleep\u2122 Projection Soother\u00a0.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFeaturing 30 minutes of soothing music and nature sounds, enchanting overhead light projection, and an extra-large window with colourful lights and cute animal pals, this soother is the perfect addition to your baby's bedtime routine.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPlus, the specially designed Ready, Settle, Sleep\u2122 playlist is inspired by sleep and child development experts to help your baby fall asleep faster and for longer periods, too!\u00a0The soother fits in most cribs and can transition to tabletop-use to continue helping your little one self-soothe to dreamland.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vKLWmpefyMDg&featureyoutu.be\r\nBlissful Sleep for Baby, Peace of Mind for Mommy \r\nPlay and mental stimulation are important to the physical and mental development of your baby. Therefore it is important to chose products and toys wisely \u2013 ones that are verified safe for babies and are age-appropriate to promote physical and cognitive development.\r\n\r\nFisher-Price\u00ae products are powered by PlayLab - \u00a0an onsite R&D lab - that are dedicated to designing and creating the best and most practical solutions to meet the growing up needs of babies of all stages.\r\n\r\nTried and tested by the best experts (children and their parents, of course!), every\u00a0year, Fisher-Price\u00ae PlayLab has seen thousands of children and parents participating in its parent\u2019s talks and toy-testing sessions! And that is why you can be sure of getting the best quality for your babies throughout the Best 100 Days of your life with Fisher-Price\u00ae.\r\n\r\nVisit Motherhood.com.my to get your favourite Fisher-Price\u00ae products today, and stay tuned for more tips in our next article!