Few babies sleep through the night. That might not be much comfort, but it lets you know you’re not alone! Once your wee one gets to 2-3 months old you can start to get them into a routine so they know it’s sleepy time. Here are some tips from other parents on getting a bedtime routine, and other ways to help your baby sleep.
What the professionals say
“No matter how sleepy babies are, they can't fall asleep if they are worked up. You may have to help your baby calm down and relax so they can fall asleep. Cuddling, rocking, stroking, patting and talking gently are all good ways to calm your baby so that sleepiness can take over.”
Professor Helen Ball, Professor of Anthropology
Ready Steady Baby has lots more information on helping your baby sleep and how to get into a routine. If you think your baby’s not settling at night because of a health issue, contact your GP or health visitor for help.