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12. Practice "The Pause"
If you read Bringing Up Bebe, then you know that French parents are masters of getting their babies to sleep through the night. One of their tricks? "Le pause."

When a baby begins crying in the night, French mamans et papas wait and observe them for a few minutes rather than immediately picking them up. This gives baby the chance to self-soothe and go back to sleep on their own, an essential skill for independent sleep.