How can I get my baby to sleep longer and establish good sleep habits?

How can I get my baby to sleep longer and establish good sleep habits?

Encourage plenty of daytime activity to help your baby distinguish between awake and sleep time. From birth to two months, the amount of awake time may vary from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and can include some tummy time (placing your baby on their tummy to encourage them to raise their head and strengthen their neck muscles). Look for tired signs, including crying, grimacing and yawning and try to lay your baby down drowsy but awake, which gives them an opportunity to self-settle. At night, you can try implementing a ‘sleep routine’ consisting of a bath, gentle massage and a feed to relax your baby before bed and use techniques such as the PLAC8™ method (outlined in the book Keep the Sleep) to resettle your baby if they wake.

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