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Top baby sleep tips discussed

Jonathan Warren

20.07.2011

Sleep

Jonathan Warren
74951773New 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.

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

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