Published: Sunday 19 January 2020

Our top sleep tip number 4 is to put your baby down to go to sleep when they're still awake. This will help your baby learn to get to sleep on his or her own, if this is what you want.

If your baby is used to being rocked or fed to sleep, begin to notice signs before they actually fall asleep. Sleep signs may be gazing, yawning, rubbing ears or rubbing eyes, for example.

Try and put your baby in their crib / cot awake or partially awake. They don’t have to be super alert and can be drowsy but they need to be aware they are moving from your arms to the cot. This is helpful when/if your baby comes into light sleep in the night they will learn to settle themselves.

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