New and experienced parents alike will often find it difficult to get their baby to sleep. Luckily for them, there are a number of ways that the youngest members of the family can get good rest. According to the Independent Online, it's actually pretty easy once you establish a routine. Firstly, people should avoid using props to get your baby to sleep; dummies, rocking, bouncing and feeding should be cast off. On top of this, children should be put in their cot while sleepy but not asleep - this way, they learn strategies to fall asleep by themselves. A five-minute nap routine will also signal to a baby that nap time is coming up, so consider reading a book, closing the curtains gradually or saying goodnight to different bedroom objects. Consistency is key to establishing a routine, so write down your child's nap times and repeat the strategies set out during the better days. If it goes wrong, meanwhile, don't rush in to check on them; give it ten minutes, as they may get back to sleep themselves.