1. Your child's room should be as dark as possible. Many people choose to get room darkening shades to help keep the room dark. If there is too much light in the room it can make it challenging for your little one to settle into sleep, especially during nap time.
2. Stimulating toys should be removed from the crib or bed. Music boxes, stuffed animals that make noise, mobiles and light up toys are lots of fun to look at during play time, but they can be distracting and overstimulating for your child when it comes time to sleep. Removing all noise and light up toys from the crib or bed can help create a more restful and safe place for your child to sleep.
3. Dressing your child in the right pajamas for the current weather is important. Footed pajamas, layering a onesie underneath pajamas or using a sleep sack are some common suggestions.
4. Creating white noise to drown out loud sounds can help your child from waking and prevent you from having to tip-toe around your house. While many parents opt to buy a white noise machine, some other options include using an air purifier or a fan.