If you’re like many parents, you’re probably wondering if your baby will ever sleep through the night. Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just important for baby, it’s also important for you. Have you ever thought about what, if anything, is interfering with your little one getting a good night’s sleep?
Although many factors can contribute to a restless night, in some cases, it may be the type of formula you’re using. If you’re not feeding your baby an organic formula, the team at My Organic Formula encourages you to switch to one.
Take a good long look at the ingredients of a conventional baby formula and you’ll notice many questionable ingredients. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that many brands of conventional formulas have many unhealthy and toxic ingredients in them like added sugars, synthetic preservatives, and highly processed oils.
Several studies have found that many of these ingredients can contribute to health problems like excessive gas, constipation, and reflux.
All of the organic formulas we carry are made without the use of “questionable” ingredients and contain only the purest and safest ingredients available. The formulas we carry are made with biodynamic ingredients and are processed as little as possible to preserve as many nutrients as possible. None of the infant formulas we offer are made with:
If you’re using an organic formula and your little one is still waking up through the night, it may be time to reassess what type of formula you’re using. If you’re baby isn’t suffering from any stomach issues, but is waking up at night, he may need a more filling formula like HIPP’s Good Night Milk formula.
If you’re baby seems to be suffering from stomach issues, you may need to try a specialty formula like HIPP’s Anti-Reflux baby formula or switch to a goat’s milk formula like Holle. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow milk and is usually tolerated better by babies.
If the type of formula you’re feeding your baby doesn’t seem to be the issue, make sure your baby’s surroundings are set up for a successful night’s sleep. Although it may be tempting to let your baby sleep with you, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to place baby in a crib or bassinet for the first six months to reduce the risk of SIDS and to avoid the dangers of pillows and blankets.
You’ll also want to make sure the temperature of your room isn’t too hot. Researchers have found that a room temperature of 70 degrees is ideal. Not sure if baby is too hot? If the back of his neck is sweating, he’s too hot. If he’s dressed in layers and the room temp is fine, remove a layer.
Finally, try giving your baby a pacifier. Pacifiers aren’t just soothing for baby; they also help reduce the risk of suffocation. You may have to try a few pacifiers before finding one your little one likes.
If you have questions about any of the organic ingredients we carry, please email us today. You can also visit our FAQ page for any questions you may have about our products or shipping.