An important condition for the healthy sleep of the baby is the children's room. There is nothing more unpleasant for him than warm and dry air. The optimal temperature in the room should be around 20-22 degrees. It is good practice not to have any dust-collecting surfaces - carpets, upholstered furniture and any items that cannot be easily cleaned. The crib should be wooden, without pillows, and the mattress - flat and firm.
If falling asleep at night is difficult for your baby, it's a good idea to take some steps that could make the process easier. At night, it is good for the baby to sleep in a dark and quiet place - this helps you to distinguish between day and night. It is good for bathing and changing clothes to become routine activities before bedtime. In this way, the baby is taught that it is time to sleep. Be sure to put your baby to sleep when you notice signs of drowsiness. Try to make it feel cozy and calm.
Despite the claims of some experts, there is no evidence that if the baby sleeps with the parents, it will lead to greater emotional intimacy. From birth, babies sleep separately. If you want the baby to be closer to you, you can just bring his crib closer, but not put him to sleep in the same bed with you. Among other things, this poses dangers to the baby's health.
It is important to remember that a healthy baby who is developing normally knows how much sleep it needs. It is wrong for parents to wake the baby up just because they think it has to do something else - eat, for example. For the normal development of the baby, sleep is as important as nutrition.