3. Have a bedtime routine.
You must stick to the bedtime of the baby and if in case you tell them stories before they go off to sleep or any other unique thing that is reserved only to night, follow it religiously. This would form an indication to the baby that the next thing they have to do is going to sleep. If they enjoy a warm water bath then, don’t forget to indulge them in it every night.
4. Don’t take baby out in the night.
If you go out a particular night, it would affect the routine of the baby and would cause a distraction which we were talking about in the second point. Taking the baby out before bedtime will not prove beneficial as instead of making the baby tired, it might over kindle the baby and make your night sleepless.
5. Don’t Pick your baby immediately if it starts crying
Similar to adults, babies also wake up for no reason in the night time and the only reason they cry is they are unable to get back to sleep. Thus, if you don’t disturb them and let them self-soothe, they will learn to be get back to sleep on their own without needing your pats.
6. Don’t mix sleep and food.
Try not to feed the baby while they are asleep as once the baby gets used to such kind of digestive method, they will start requiring more time to digest their food when they are awake. Thus, always feed your baby one hour before the bedtime to keep their stomach full. Giving bottle in midnight might get her to sleep but it’s not useful in the long run.