4. Once your baby is comfortable, clean and fed try a calm activity to stimulate their sleep, you can either lie with them and tell them a story or read a book, singing a lullaby is also very popular in the parenting world. Any other interaction without provoking physical activity will help too, babies have a huge response to a mother’s voice and they find a deep sense of safety from them which helps to relax them before sleep. Not only are reading and singing soothing to your baby but it is also proven that it can boost language skills, as with every human relationship with baby’s communication is very valuable too. If you are not good at singing (like many of us!) there are many lullaby albums that will put your baby on his way to sleep.
5. After completing one of the previous activities, you will notice drowsiness taking over your baby, allow him to discover self-soothing techniques, lie them on their crib and eventually they will know how to fall sleep by themselves, you can continue talking to them or caressing their foreheads so they won’t get a feeling of abandonment. The importance of the routine lies in sleep hygiene and those moments of bonding times. Tt takes patience but is nothing you won’t be able to achieve over time.