How to put your baby down drowsy but awake
Putting your baby down drowsy but awake is an important skill that can help teach your your baby to fall asleep on their own and helps foster independent sleep habits. With a few simple steps, you can help your baby to fall asleep independently.
Steps for putting your baby drowsy but awake:
- Create a comforting environment.
- Put your baby in their crib when they’re sleepy, but still awake.
- Let your baby stay in their sleep space until they fall asleep.
- Provide comfort activities.
- Keep noise and lights low.
Tips for helping baby sleep independently
- Create a calming bedtime routine.
- Acknowledge that your baby is tired, but not too tired.
- Be patient and consistent in your tactics.
- Tuck your baby in warmly but loosely.
- Be ready to respond to your baby’s cries.
Putting your baby down drowsy but awake can be hard, but with practice and perseverance, you can help your baby learn to self soothe and fall asleep without your help. Establishing this skill early can help your baby become an independent and sound sleeper.