Keep the nursery as dark as possible for daytime sleeping. "Blackout shades" will eliminate virtually all the light in the room, but dark curtains can also do the trick.
If your baby is a light sleeper, try introducing any low, smooth sound (a.k.a. "white noise") to help lull your little one to sleep and keep her sleeping. Simple household items like fans, air purifiers or radios tuned to static can do the trick. You might also consider purchasing a "white noise machine." They start at about $20, but go all the way up to Sharper Image prices, so you'll have plenty of options.
If you want to go for real audio, think nature.
Try downloading the sound of a forest or a gentle breeze or even spring rainstorm from iTunes
or buy CDs of environmental sounds.
Finally, be sure you've created a safe sleep environment for baby.
If you haven't learned the "Back to Sleep"
mantra yet, now is the time. Back sleeping is the recommended position for newborns to help reduce the risk of SIDS
. And skip the gimmicky SIDS products like positioners; they don't work and might even be dangerous during baby's sleep.
Caution! Your baby may not be the only one whisked off to slumber by the sound of a rambling river—it's very likely that you will join him!report abuse