The famous baby care company, Johnson & Johnson, have published a new section on their website that is chock full of helpful advice on how to reduce the stress that can arise when there is an infant in the house.
No matter how much you love your new baby, the reality is that the baby can seriously disrupt your normal routine, especially when it comes to sleeping, and this will inevitably leave most parents feeling tired.
In fact, the company draws an analogy between jet lag and the tiredness associated with interrupted sleep. Just as undertaking several transatlantic flights in quick succession will cause jet lag, having your sleep interrupted by your baby over several nights will cause what they have dubbed “babylag.”
The company has come up with a 3-step bedtime routine, designed to get your baby off to a deep and relaxed sleep. They collaborated with a leading paediatrician to test the effectiveness of their baby sleep information and the results are impressive. After just seven days using the routine, a significant proportion of the babies whose parents used the routine were sleeping longer.
The website features a fun, interactive quiz that measures how “babylagged” you are. Tiredness affects the ability to make sound judgments, and also reduces reaction times. The interactive quiz, which takes just a few minutes to complete, is in three parts, and the site uses your results to estimate to what degree you are affected by babylag.
Following the quiz, the site takes you through the 3-step bedtime routine. These are simple steps that everybody can use. The steps help to relax both baby and parent.
The website has loads of suggestions and tips on many aspects of baby care. There are sections on nappy changing, how to give relaxing massages to your baby, and bath time routines.
You can take the test and get access to all the advice by visiting the website at http://www.johnsonsbaby.co.uk/microsites/babylag.