A 21-year-old female asked:
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my infant wont sleep in basinette what should i do?

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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60".
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Putting him to sleep on his back,drowsy but awake, in his own crib in his room will save you the misery of his night-waking @ 5-6 mos.
Dec 3, 2012

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