*Try to not play with or talk to your baby during middle of the night feedings and/or diaper changes. Save the playing and talking for the daytime. Engaging your baby in the middle of the night will only reinforce those wake ups.
*Around 6-8 weeks of age you can start using a simple bedtime routine to help your baby wind down and get ready for bed.
*At about 6-8 weeks of age you can try putting your baby down drowsy but awake at least once a day. If he starts to fuss you can try soothing him with your voice, by patting him or by picking him up. Do not worry if he does not fall asleep on his own at this point. You may need to continue to help him fall asleep until he is old enough & ready for sleep coaching.
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