LullaMe Solina's movement grants babies intuitively a sense of security while it reminds them of their life in their mother’s womb. Even though the structure of baby sleep and the circadian rhythm are mature around the age of 6 months, sleep is crucial for supporting babies’ brain development during the first months already. Vital connections in the brain hemisphere are important for language, relationship, and reasoning. Though challenging, it is good to support the daily rhythm from the very beginning, to support not only development but also the interaction between babies and parents.
The natural movement relaxes them and therefore helps them fall asleep. LullaMe Solina eases the transition from womb to world, while they got used to sleeping in motion during their time in the womb already. The movement of LullaMe Solina gradually introduces their own bed as a safe and natural place to sleep. The movement can be switched on or off and the motion adjusted according to different days and needs of your baby.
- Introduce independent falling asleep early. The knowledge of presence of care and systematic evening routines provide babies with the feeling of safety. The movement of LullaMe Solina gives babies a sense of security and also helps them feel sleepy when fed and otherwise satisfied, just like a pram and a car, but in their own bed.
- Learn how to distinguish the variety and meaning of babies crying sounds. Some babies cry a little before they fall asleep, no matter what you do. If the baby is fed and the crying is light, feel safe to allow the baby to seek sleep a while before intervening. You can also decide not to let the baby cry or make noises at all, and for instance always fall asleep during feeding. Usually, this results in some kind of sleep training to wean your baby from these habits.
Children are very different in temperament. For some, the circadian rhythm is easily formed and others require extra support from parents. Setting the pattern of the circadian rhythm is the most important action for the development of sleep at this age. At about 5 months of age, babies often have a clear distinction between day and night. Repetitions of systematic and consistent actions make important elements in the formation of sleep patterns.
- The gentle swinging motion of LullaMe Solina is a pleasant way to give your baby a sense of security while teaching sleep habits. With consistent use, LullaMe Solina becomes a sleep-depicting element for the baby.
- It is encouraged to strive prolonging your baby's sleep during night if he or she is growing and feels well. It is advisable to avoid feeding as the first comforting method between 0-5hrs A.M. (to prolong support sleep during the night) and first introduce other methods of nightly care, such as a pacifier, LullaMe Solina's pacing motion, or pattering when baby wakes up. However always without worrying babies, or challenging their sense of security or well-being in general. While nature secures the amount of produced milk during breastfeeding, at points some nights simply are tougher than others. During the so-called 4-month sleep regression many babies need extra support most of the night, like constant rocking motion as reported by our customers.
6 months +
The sleep-regulating nervous system matures around the age of 6 months. Which in theory indicates that babies are ready for a “whole” night's sleep (this does not imply that they won’t wake up at all during night or need food even once for 12 hrs). Development of full-night sleep is individual and does not exclude occasional night rushes. These are common and normal up to 2 years of age.
Babies’ growth does not in principal require night feeding after 6 months of age. However, many babies keep their parents awake with their demands. These demands are referred to as sleep associations, where the baby is used to falling asleep with active help, like in the arms of an adult, for example.
Also new skills like learning to stand, sit up, and turn around are often rehearsed during nights as well. Most common infections, like regular flus pose their own challenges for sleep routines as well. Babies might need support while adapting to the normal rhythm and routines also after these different phases and situations. The rocking motion assists parents in their endeavors of teaching babies good sleep habits according to the family’s interests.