How to Teach a Baby to Self-Soothe
Step 1: Read Dr. Harvey Karp's book and blog
Step 2: Set up a calming baby room
Step 3: Establish a bedtime routine
I would breastfeed my son first and then change his diaper, massage him, and wrap him in his swaddle, so he would slightly wake up.
Step 4: Gently nudge your baby awake when you put him down
Step 5: Offer a lovey when she gets older
Step 6: Around 4 months, do not rush to your baby the moment he cries. Try this instead...
1. Pause for 5 minutes
2. Turn up the sound machine
3. Place your hand on your baby's belly and let it rest there.
4. Slightly jiggle your baby.
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