Sleep training: "No cry"
At bedtime, respond right away to your baby's crying.
Comfort and soothe your baby to sleep.
Tip #1: Nap schedule
A daytime schedule helps regulate nighttime sleep
Tip #2: Early to bed
Try an earlier bedtime, like 6:30 or 7 pm. It's harder to get an overtired baby to sleep.
Tip #3: Bedtime routine
A bath, a book, a lullaby, then bed. Same time and order every night.
Tip #4: Shhh…
Use key words and sounds to signal that it's time for sleep. Repeat words or sounds so your baby associates them with bedtime.
Tip #5: Set the mood
Make the nursery a restful place. A dark room. White noise. Try warming sheets with a hot water bottle. Soft, breathable clothing. Newborns may sleep better when swaddled.
Tip #6: Be patient
Don't respond to every noise your baby makes. Learn to distinguish a real cry from a sleepy whimper. If you're not sure, wait a minute outside the door. Every baby is different, be flexible and choose a sleep strategy that works for your family.