Let Your Baby Fall Asleep On Its Own
When you notice your baby feeling sleepy, don’t rock or feed it, instead, put it down and wait for it to fall asleep. It will gradually develop a sleeping pattern after 6 weeks. If you rock or feed it to sleep, your baby will slowly start depending upon you to fall asleep.
Follow A Bedtime Routine
The trick is to let your baby get used to a routine. Prepare for its sleep by singing a lullaby or a calming massage on the head or back. Turn off all sources of noise, and take your baby inside the room where it sleeps. It will take not more than 30 minutes for it to settle down and sleep.
Let Them Keep An Object To Feel Secure
When your baby is over 6 months, it becomes aware of the separation from the mother. Keep a baby blanket or a stuffed toy in its cot that gives it a sense of security, and comforts it at night. But, if your baby is still below or around the age of 6 months, making it sleep next to a toy can suffocate it, increasing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Keep the toy near you for some time to make it smell of you. Since babies have strong a sense of smell, handing it a toy which smells of you can make it feel secure.