Have you ever been an all-night mom waking up intermittently because your baby refuses to go to sleep? Some babies can be such light sleepers. Forget to fail at sleeping, with some babies, you need to use tips and tricks to put them to sleep. They are either hyperactive or fatigued, and they usually get up at noon to create a ruckus when it’s your time to sleep. But guess what, you can achieve the baby sleep mission with some simple foods. Trust us, they work! And as soon as you read this, you will try them the very same evening.
Bananas are rich in sleep-promoting properties, with chemicals like melatonin and serotonin, which have soothing qualities. Bananas also contain magnesium, which relaxes the muscles and helps the baby fall asleep quickly. Moreover, there is a palatable quality about a banana. Kids love them. Also, bananas are convenient food for babies who are teething. Just mash and mix a banana or feed it as it is, to your kid. You can also try the very many varieties of desserts made from bananas. What’s more, you could even blend bananas with sleep-inducing foods for better results.
2. Warm Milk:
Milk is undoubtedly a complete food for babies. Warm milk is rich in calcium and an amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan has a sedative property, which helps your kids fall asleep. Needless to say, milk is rich in calcium. And, Calcium helps the brain use tryptophan well. Most babies are used to drinking a bottle of milk before bedtime. Such babies are already programmed, so having some warm milk before bedtime would be enjoyable. Formula milk might be devoid of tryptophan, but when warmed, it might exhibit a mild sedative property. Remember that you must not offer your child cow’s milk if he is under one-year-old.
Did you know that yogurt can trigger sleep? Yes, yogurt when mixed with oats or mashed boiled rice and fed to babies can induce sleep and also aids digestion. Remember to feed fresh yogurt made at home and not the sour one, or the one stored in refrigerator. It’s not a good idea to offer yogurt with added sugars, instead choose plain yogurt with fat.
Yogurt has high amount of phosphorus and calcium and is also good for the development of bones.
You always heard oats are great for health. But did you know that oats could also help babies fall asleep? Oats help increase melatonin, which has a mild sedative property. All you need to do is to mix oats with mashed bananas or warm milk. This powerful combination helps your baby to sleep faster. Also warm and soft oatmeal makes a healthy food option for babies and fills them with sleep inducing nutritive and high-quality components right before bedtime.
The most important tip is that your baby must be well fed before it’s time to sleep. A full stomach naturally induces sleep. But these sleep-promoting foods might do the job a little too fast and allow your baby to sleep for a longer period. Soon, your baby will follow suit and develop a proper sleeping pattern and let you catch up with your naps too.