Flowers for peaceful sleep

When you become a parent, you might not be aware of all the challenges at first. Even if you have older children, your newborn is bound to be full of surprises. One of the greatest challenges of all is getting your baby to sleep and getting them to sleep through the night. During the first few months, it’s expected for babies to wake up for feeding times but, as they get older and gain weight, those midnight feeds should become a thing of the past. That said, a hungry tummy is not the only thing that can keep baby up at night. Other than being hungry, having a dirty nappy, or teething, sometimes babies wake up at night because they have not developed a proper sleep-wake cycle. Getting your baby into a healthy sleep routine can be difficult but, fortunately, flowers are here to help.

Lavender is well-known for its soothing and relaxing properties. This is most likely the reason why so many companies add lavender essential oils and extracts to their body and bath products. If you want to buy something to help baby sleep or if you are looking for the perfect gift for a baby, you should consider products with these properties. Some examples of products to look for include, lotion, baby oil, and shampoo. Shampoo with lavender is wonderfully soothing and the aroma will certainly help baby relax while in the tub. Oils and lotions can be used when performing a relaxing massage just before bedtime. Remember, when you spend time massaging your baby, you are helping them relax, getting them into a bedtime routine, and it’s quality time unlike any other.

Baby safe lavender fabric softener will give their clothing a lovely scent that will also provide soothing benefits. Remember, baby safe products are different since they do not contain various irritants that can cause rashes. If you notice any kind of skin irritation, stop use immediately. Lavender oil can also be used on baby’s pillow or on the mattress before bedtime. Remember that you do not want to place the drops directly on the pillowcase or sheet since the oil should not come into direct contact with baby’s skin. Rather apply to a piece of cotton fabric and place it under the sheet instead.

Chamomile is another great flower for helping baby relax and settle down. Chamomile tea is popular among adults for various reasons and the baby variety also offers similar benefits. Many babies suffer from colic for up to the first two months of their life. Chamomile tea is not only relaxing but it can also help soothe that painful tummy. Remember, babies should not drink too much tea or they will not consume as much milk and this can prove dangerous. Always consult your doctor before administering this kind of treatment. You can also add chamomile tea to baby’s bathwater and it will also offer wonderful relaxing effects without the risk of consuming too much.