Wrap Your Baby up in a Swaddle
Babies are born with some crazy reflexes, particularly the Moro – or startle – reflex. It’s a defense mechanism that helps babies regain their balance when they feel like they may be falling. This reflex, though, can really cause an obstacle for your baby’s sleep.
Just when your baby starts to drift off, you may notice their arms flail out, which wakes them up and causes them to have to start all over again trying to go to sleep. To help stifle this reflex, you can try swaddling your baby.
Be sure to use specific swaddle sacks that fasten closed. Wrapping your baby in a swaddle blanket is dangerous. If your baby is able to wriggle loose during the night, the loose blanket becomes a suffocation risk.