Many babies wake during the night.  Be reassured, all babies wake at some point, some more than others. The difficulty arises when your baby is unable to get themselves back to sleep.

However, there is a lot you can do to help your baby develop good sleeping habits.

When your baby wakes, the key is to try and find out why. Is he waking with hunger? Gas? Perhaps he just doesn’t have the ability to soothe himself back to sleep.

When your baby wakes, they will often require the help of rocking and soothing to get back over to sleep. A gentle mattress bounce may help, just place your hands beside the baby and press into the mattress creating a bit of a mattress bounce. Next step, try a firm touch on their tummy, as a last resort, pick up, cuddle, soothe, and rock to a drowsy state and put them back in crib.

You have to take care not to rock your baby each time to sleep. Try to rock them less and less each time so the rocking does not become a sleep associated habit.

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