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Want tips on how to make an infant sleep?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 53 years experience
Rocking often helps: Usually best to be sure infant is dry, full and has had a chance to be in a quiet place with low lights and rocking. In someone's arms. Sometimes soft music or nature sounds like surf, rain, etc. Are also helpful.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Help settle: You can't " make" a child eat, sleep or use the potty. Do what dr. Carlin recommended, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed & put him in his crib in his own room, drowsy but awake at the same time every night. Most healthy infants don't need a middle of the night feed after 6 months, when night waking becomes a learned behavior. American academy of pediatrics has a good book on birth-5.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Provided original answer
The Healthy Child section of www.aap.org has good info. Enter your child's 1st name & age for ongoing guidance for development & behavior.
Jan 13, 2013

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