Hello, I have a 3 week old baby, its my second child. When I had my 1st child we use to rock him to sleep in our arms and then he found it really had for him to sleep on his own. We really want to get this baby use to going to sleep on her own straight away but how do I do it, when I put her down in her basket she gets very restless and starts to cry. I try and leave her for a while but then cant stand her crying a pick her up and rock her of to sleep, I know I am hopeless so I need your help. What do I need to do to teach her to sleep by herself.
With our LO we would swaddle and then gently pat his back to settle him. If he was cranky we would "SSSSHHHHHH" and pat him.
When we stopped swaddling we would feed him in a dim room and then give him his dummy and put him down. He would sometimes whinge, but we only picked him up if he cried 'properly'. I still "sshhhhhushhh" him and put my hand on his chest if he's unsettled but he normally goes to sleep all by himself
I agree with everyone else though, consistency is key.
Try a Snuggle Me Cushion! They are designed to make baby feel like you are still holding them so that they will stay sleeping. Babies wake up when they don't have secure boundaries around them and this helped us. The site is SimplyMommyOnline
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