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How to help your baby go to sleep
Simple, Healthy Routines & Associations
to help Your baby sleep
Here's how to create a bad sleep association:
If every night for the first three weeks home,
You rock your baby to sleep in your arms...
What do you think happens in the Fourth week when you stop?
Right... a lot of crying... and a baby who won't sleep.
You've created a sleep pattern: "Mommy rocks me, I go to sleep."
Let's change that sleep pattern. Here are some simple ways to get your baby to sleep:
Sleep Aids for Infants
Sleeping on Sheepskins
The strongest baby sleep association is the 'where.'
You've probably already discovered that when you try to get a baby to sleep in a strange place, she fusses.
So what we're going to do is to create a sleep association that says "I sleep on a sheepskin rug."
A Message to our Customers from Addie L
Peter and I had two children, and our firstborn who slept through the night right away. We were thoroughly spoiled and completely unprepared for our second child, who didn't ! So yes, we've been there, done that, own the tee shirt and the bumper sticker.
We also know that there are a gazillion pages of tips and sleep experts on the web. That's a good thing, because the more sites that you find that say the same thing, the more comfortable you will be with picking our solutions for your baby.
Because really, all those sites and experts do agree. You need your sleep, your children need their sleep, and the safest, easiest way to accomplish that is to establish routines and associations. They need to go to bed at the same time every day (including weekends!) There should be a routine... a goodnight story, some songs, some cuddle time... something that starts the "I'm going to bed now routine."
These are not 'medical' solutions... they are simple, inexpensive, time tested children's sleep aids that work.
How do we know? Because they worked for us; they've worked for thousands of our customers, and they will work for you too.
The Safe Sleep ABC's
Know your ABC's!!
A: "Alone" Baby should sleep alone, not in your bed
B: "Back" Babies should be put to sleep on their backs
C: "Clear out the Crib" Remove all toys and pillows. Keep Baby's crib 'clear and clean' while sleeping.