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10. Use Rocking To Your Advantage With Younger Babies
For babies under six months, rocking is a great tool. “Turn off the light, and rock for 5-10 minutes until they show signs of sleepiness (yawning, eyes closing, breathing slowing down slightly). Then, lay them down in bed, and pat until they close their eyes; some nights they are so sleepy that this extra calming step is not needed,” Dr. Bailey advised.