Sleep Through the Night with a Newborn in Your House

If your child isn’t sleeping through the night, you’re probably missing out on sleep too. Part of a baby’s sleeplessness is to be expected. Rare is the infant who sleeps through the night starting from the day that you bring him home from the hospital. Part of the trouble could be due to the fact that your infant’s sleeping and living environment has changed, shifting from your warm womb to a crib.

Find out if your house is keeping your newborn up at night

Uncomfortable effects and lack of support in your newborn’s bedroom could be other reasons why your infant is struggling to sleep through the night. To find what’s keeping your baby  up at night and how to soothe your child:

  • Pay attention to how much light is streaming through your infant’s bedroom window
  • Let your infant sleep on her own instead of in bed with you
  • Don’t let your infant sleep too much during the day
  • Stimulate your infant’s brain with colors and wonder during the day
  • Check to see if your baby’s mattress is too hard or too soft
  • Spend a night in your child’s room to see if there’s too much noise entering the room. Don’t assume that your newborn’s room is quiet or free of light blasts.
  • Stay away from feeding your child too much before you put your child to bed for the night
  • Make sure that you are relaxed, as your child could pick up your energy and stress
  • Envelope your child in love, warmth, care and acceptance
  • Don’t over indulge your child
  • Give your child a warm bath before you put him to bed
  • Try playing low, soothing music if your child continues to struggle to get and or remain asleep
  • Consider rocking your child to sleep a few times and note if your child sleeps better when you rock her to sleep
  • Use a child alarm, so you’ll know if your infant is awake. This may encourage you to sleep at night without worrying that something might be keeping your baby awake.
  • Make an appointment with your pediatrician if your child continues to struggle to get and stay asleep to rule out that nothing else is going on with your child

Help your newborn get accustomed to living in a new place

It’s no secret that it takes infants time to get accustomed to sleeping through the night. Some babies confuse day with night, sleeping more during the daytime than at night. But, that doesn’t mean that you cannot teach your newborn how to sleep three or more hours at a time before they wake up at night.

Another thing that you could do to help your newborn sleep through the night is to ensure that your infant’s bedroom is suitable for a good night of sleep. Even a small amount of simmering light, outside noise and stress could make it hard for your newborn to fall and stay asleep.

In fact, many of the same experiences that keep you up at night, may keep your baby from sleeping. Avoid assuming that just because everything looks right in your child’s bedroom that the room encourages restful sleep. You might have to sleep in your infant’s bedroom once to measure how restful the room is. But, it’s worth it. This one night could alert you to actions you need to take so that both you and your baby can get the rest that you need.

How to Highlight Your Home’s Best Selling Features

If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, your real estate agent will create a focused marketing plan that will help attract interested prospects to your home. Although your agent will tap into a variety of resources to make it widely known that your house is for sale, there’s information you can provide which will help them present it in its best possible light.

Specifically, I’m talking about the things that make prospective buyers perk up, such as HVAC system upgrades, major home improvements, and decorating updates. If you’ve kept good records about rooms you’ve remodeled, fixtures you’ve replaced, and any structural, cosmetic, or mechanical upgrades you’ve made over the years, it would be helpful to itemize those improvements and share them with your Realtor or real estate agent.

Unless your home was newly constructed when you bought it, chances are you’ve made numerous changes. Here are examples of some of the types of information you’ll want to pass along to your agent:

  • The age of the roof: There are a lot of variables, when it comes to the life expectancy of roofing materials. With harsh weather conditions — including sweltering summer days and annual ice buildups — Mother Nature subjects your roof to a lot of wear and tear. If it’s been more than 20 years since your roof was last replaced, the shingles are probably starting to show visible signs of deterioration. That’s definitely not a selling point for prospective buyers. What house hunters do love to hear is that the roof is relatively new and has been replaced within the past five years. Although prices vary and can run higher, roofs typically cost at least $10,000 to replace. Many potential buyers would be turned off by the prospect of having to shell out that kind of money after they close on the house. Others might use that as a bargaining chip to get you to lower your asking price. In either case, an old roof puts you at a disadvantage.
  • Completed remodeling projects: Although some home buyers thrive on the idea of renovating a property themselves, most would prefer an updated home. Recently remodeled bathrooms and kitchens will make your house much more appealing and marketable to would-be buyers. If those closely scrutinized rooms look dated or poorly maintained, you can be sure that will negatively impact the selling price and/or the amount of time your house stays on the market.
  • Mechanical and electrical upgrades: People like to hear about improvements like a new central air conditioning system, a furnace replacement, or an upgraded electrical panel. These can all be major selling points, especially among prospective buyers who have had trouble with any of these vital systems in the past.
  • Miscellaneous: Other features that could help sell your house may include energy-efficient windows, new flooring, lighting, security systems, room additions, a new driveway or walkways, a finished basement or attic, basement waterproofing, new siding, fencing, patios, porches, and landscaping improvements.

While this is not a comprehensive list of all the home improvements you’ll want to share with your real estate agent, it includes many of the key items that will be on the minds of prospective buyers.

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