Top 10 Tips To Help Babies Sleep In Cots

Updated: Mar 3

mother checking baby in her cot

Successfully putting your baby to sleep has got to be one of the simplest joys of being a first-time parent.

Some parents prefer co-sleeping with their babies, while others would rather use a crib. However, the latter can be a difficult transition because a crib is something that babies are not familiar with.

Below, we’ve listed 10 methods and techniques that can hopefully help your baby sleep comfortably in their own cot.

1. A clear cot is a safe cot

babyletto fleeting nursery set of mattress and bedding

It’s important to create a safe sleeping space for your baby so they feel comfortable in it. To do this, look for a mattress that is firm and flat.

It’s also best to keep the cot clear of items, completely removing pillows, stuffed toys, blankets, or any unnecessary items that may increase the chances of accidents, or SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

2. Check temperature

nursery temperature checker

Keeping your room cool is key to having your baby sleep comfortably in their baby crib. With this, ensure that your baby’s room temperature is between 20° to 22.2°C. You don’t want your baby to sweat too much, nor give him chills and cause him to wake up.

So consider running a fan, or turning the AC on to control the room temperature.