Rocking or cuddling your baby to sleep in your arms is a lovely way to bond and can help your young baby settle off to sleep easily. But if you now find yourself with a baby who won’t stay asleep, once you try and put them down in their cot, and who is waking frequently then it could be time to stop the cuddling-to-sleep habit.
The idea of getting changing something may be daunting but this tip sheet contains gentle, practical advice that can help you get your baby falling asleep and then sleeping in their cot rather than on you or in your arms.
Please note, we recommend you only buy one tip sheet at a time. The techniques from one tip sheet can often be used to tackle problems described in other tip sheets. Sleep associations can be quite similar even if the specific item (such as a rocking to sleep, using a dummy, or driving to sleep) is different. Feel free to contact us if you’d like advice before buying a second tip sheet.