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Soothing Your Baby When He Can't Sleep

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Does it seem that your baby will only fall asleep if he is in your arms? One way to soothe your baby to sleep without having to hold him until he falls asleep, is to swaddle him with arms down in a blanket or onesie that has your scent. This will give baby a reminder that you are always with him.

To get your scent on baby’s blanket or clothes, just hold it or wrap it around you for a couple of hours while you watch TV, are on the computer or relaxing.

What tips do you have for a baby who has a hard time sleeping?

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5 Responses to “Soothing Your Baby When He Can't Sleep”

  1. Heather November 3, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    The pacifier always works well.

    • MichelleH November 3, 2010 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks Heather! Sounds like you found the secret to peaceful sleep for your baby. :)

  2. Analia November 9, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    I had two very crying baby!! Both my girls where having a hard time sleeping until I learned the way to sooth them! After a few weeks they were the best babies!

    Thank you

  3. Nicole November 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Nursing my son is about the only way to get him to sleep when he is fussy! It works every time though! :)

    • MichelleH November 15, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

      Nicole,
      Thanks for the great tip!

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