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How To Build An Effective Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

9. Use Nonverbal Cues For Young Babies
Think about what nonverbal cues you're sending younger babies that it's time to sleep. Each step counts, including that diaper change and lavender rub. Keeping the routine consistent will help babies younger than six months know it’s time for sleep. “Since they do not yet understand words, these nonverbal cues are important to communicate when it is time to sleep,” Dr. Bailey offered.