A 21-year-old female asked:
my infant wont sleep in basinette what should i do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart answered
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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