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Babies need a lot of sleep.
The US-based National Sleep Foundation reports that infants between four to 11 months old need 12 to 15 hours of sleep each day.
The study adds that an early bedtime and a “consistent, soothing, wind-down routine with no screen time—such as TVs, tablets, and the like—will lead to better sleep.” Daytime routines that include going outdoors and naptime can also help baby sleep through the night.*
Get baby’s day and night routine down to pat with Human Nature. It is the first and only baby care line brand in the Philippines certified natural by the US Natural Products Association. The US Natural Products Association (NPA) upholds the strictest standards for natural personal care products in the world.
Here are 3 happy habits that can help baby (and you!) sleep better:
Happy Habit 1: Playtime is a Plus
Babies are starting to learn about their environment. Playtime activities like singing or listening to music, taking a walk or exploring different textures around the house—are great for stimulating baby’s senses.
Different activities for day and night can also help baby understand the different times of day. For example, sing loudly during the day but keep bedtime lullabies on low volume.
Human Nature’s well-loved baby care products now come in a playful new scent: Tangerine Dream. Its mood-boosting scent is perfect for daytime use. The warm and comforting aroma of oranges is known to create a happy mood and reduce stress.
Keep washing up after playtime stress-free with Natural Baby Wash in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 190ml; P329.75, 490ml). Human Nature Natural Baby Wash mildly cleanses without drying baby’s skin and scalp.
Tip: Bath time is play time for most babies. Be prepared for smiles and giggles when you tickle baby by gently trickling water onto her tummy or help baby discover cause and effect by showing her how her feet and hands can create a splash.
Don’t forget to moisturize baby’s skin after washing up with Natural Baby Lotion in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 190ml; P309.75, 490ml). A little of this easy to spread, non-greasy all natural lotion is enough to protect baby’s skin from dryness, flaking, and itchiness. It seals in moisture while nourishing the skin with sunflower oil, aloe vera, and avocado oil.
Tip: Keep baby comfortable all day with Natural Baby Wonder Oil in Tangerine Dream (P159.75, 100ml). It’s made of 100% premium grade sunflower oil that can soothe baby’s skin from itchiness and small skin discomforts. Spreading a thin layer of Natural Nappy Cream during diaper changes keeps the skin rash-free.
Happy Habit 2: Get a Clue from Baby’s Cues
They may not have the words but it doesn’t mean babies can’t communicate. Babies use non-verbal cues to communicate their feelings and needs.**
For example, when baby turns her head away (gaze aversion), it may mean that she’s tired of making eye contact with mom or dad. Reaching out in a fluid motion may mean that baby is ready to play. Meanwhile, trying to suck on fists or making sucking noises could mean baby is hungry. And rubbing the eyes could mean that naptime isn’t far away.
Paying close attention these cues can help you build a predictable routine. Plus, responding to her signals quickly builds baby’s confidence and sense of security—making her more relaxed when bedtime rolls around.
Happy Habit 3: Have an Easy Bedtime Routine
Baby’s nightly routine can encourage longer stretches of uninterrupted sleep. Let the calming blend of lavender and chamomile ease baby into the dream land.
Make sure that the bath water is comfortably warm by using your forearm (this area is more sensitive than the hands) to test the temperature.
Next, pour a small amount of Natural Baby Wash in Classic Powder Scent (P49.75; 50ml, P159.75, 190ml; P329.75; 490ml) on a soft cloth to begin baby’s bath. After bathing, wrap baby in a towel and give him a nice cuddle. Lay baby on a flat, padded surface and apply Human Nature Baby Lotion in Classic Powder Scent (P49.75; 50ml, P159.75, 190ml; P309.75; 490ml). Follow up an infant massage using Baby Wonder Oil in Classic Powder Scent (P159.75, 100ml).
To learn more about Human Nature products and advocacy or to learn how to be a dealer, visit your nearest Human Nature branch, or call (02) 784-7777.
*Karp, Harvey, “The Happiest Baby on the Block”, Bantam; Reprint edition (May 27, 2003)
**Paul Holinger, “What Babies Say Before They Can Talk: The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings”, Simon and Schuster (September 1, 2009)