Tip for Mum
If your baby needs a little help to get to sleep, try a little sing-song last thing at night. He loves nothing more than listening to your voice and will be soothed by the tune. But if you're not keen on singing, simply recite the lyrics or just talk to him in a soft, calming voice. Rocking is another great way to calm a fractious infant, so it might be worth investing in a rocking chair - they provide a very comfortable place for nursing, too. Tip for Dad
Newborns benefit from being in an upright position when they are feeling a bit windy. So tone up your muscles by carrying your little one around the house, patting him gently on the back and over the bottom as you walk. The motion will naturally massage your baby's tummy and help soothe him into peaceful sleep. And if all else fails, there's always the car! A quick drive around the block will rarely fail to send a baby to sleep. But don't make it a habit. Your baby needs to learn to eventually go to sleep on his own without any outside help.
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