8 guaranteed ways to make your baby sleep

Follow these snooze-inducing solutions to settle your baby to sleep with ease.

Babies-8 guaranteed ways to make your baby sleep

  • Look for sleep cues 

If your baby is rubbing his eyes and fretful when you pick him up, he’s likely ready for a nap. Otherwise, he’ll become restless and be running on adrenaline. If your 3-month-old baby is not getting three or four hours of sleep during the day, there’s no way he’ll settle easily for the night as he’ll be overtired.

If your baby is rubbing his eyes and fretful when you pick him up, he’s likely ready for a nap.

  • Keep a baby-sleep diary 

You’ll see your baby’s natural rhythms and sleep times, as well as his sleep associations. This way, you can plan his routine. Put your baby to bed when you know he tends to get tired. Soon, your baby will know when to sleep, when he naps and when it’s bedtime.

  • Make some (white) noise 

White noise at naptime or bedtime can soothe your baby. There are apps you can download that play sounds like the ocean, rain or vacuuming. Try the Sound Sleeper app (US$2.99), from iTunes). When he comes out of his sleep cycle, white noise lulls him back to sleep.

  • Share your smell 

Give you baby an object that smells of you. You can put a muslin between you and your baby when you’re feeding him, then give him the muslin when you put him down to sleep. For safety, you can tie a knot in the cloth so it doesn’t spread over his face.

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