Minneapolis, MN, August 09, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- http://www.ambybaby.com – Most new parents believe that sleep deprivation comes automatically with parenthood. Many parents spend long hours – at all hours - walking the floor with their baby. They sooth, feed, and go the extra mile on little or no sleep to comfort a crying infant.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Amby Motion Bed offers a natural solution for fussy babies, specially designed to help infants sleep through the night in their first year of development – making sleep deprivation a thing of the past.
Am I sleep deprived?
If you are a new parent, you may not have had a solid night’s sleep since you brought the baby home. The recommended amount of sleep for most adults is 6 to 9 hours. If you are not getting this much sleep each night, it can leave you exhausted with little physical energy. Sleep deprived parents are more likely to be pessimistic, more prone to post partum depression, and more easily angered or discouraged. Lack of sleep also breaks down your immune system, increasing illness susceptibility, as well as impairing judgment which can lead to accidents.
Is my baby sleep deprived?
You may be surprised to learn that your baby may be suffering from sleep deprivation as well. The first month of life, baby needs roughly 16 hours of sleep each day; at three months old, baby needs 15 hours of sleep. At this age, an infant’s sleep cycles usually consist of only 50-60 minutes. That means the majority of the time they are sleeping, they are sleeping lightly enough to be woken.
By the time baby is about 4 months old, he or she should be sleeping between 6-8 hours a night. At 6 months, that number rises to between 10-12 hours and stays there through the toddler years. Through 9 months, baby will wake at least once a night.
What can you do about it?
The womb-like design of the Amby Motion Bed not only helps babies fall asleep but keeps them asleep longer. This works because the hammock provides a rocking motion as babies fall asleep. In addition, the spring responds to the baby’s own movements when they wake, bouncing them gently back to sleep. The hammock has also proven extremely successfully for babies with reflux (GER) and colic because you can adjust the incline of the bed to suit your baby’s needs.
Why a good night’s sleep is important for your baby – and you
Consistently getting a good night’s sleep can increase your energy levels, heighten your mood, and lower anxiety levels. When you and your baby are getting the sleep you need, you will essentially regain the vitality you need to raise a healthy, happy baby. In addition, a well-rested baby is a happy baby, which will improve the time you spend together. Sweet dreams!
About Amby Baby
Amby Baby is the official manufacturer of The Amby Baby Motion Bed - a natural alternative sleeping bed designed to help infants sleep peacefully during their first year of development. The Amby Baby Motion Bed mimics the natural movements, within the mother’s womb creating a feeling of security and promotes longer sleep durations for baby. The Amby Baby hammock motion bed design has an upright, angled position assisting babies with natural sleep, colic and reflux.
For more information please visit the Amby Baby website at http://www.ambybaby.com