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How can we teach our baby to sleep so he doesn't wake his brother?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: Self Consolation

Between four and six months of life a baby has the ability to learn the skill of self consolation, this is an important life skill for parents to help their baby learn! so you'll want to put the baby down after your evening routine and last breastfeeding/bottle when he is sleepy, yet not asleep! he will learn to suck a thumb, rub a blankie, twirl his hair, etc.
.. And console himself.

In brief: Self Consolation

Between four and six months of life a baby has the ability to learn the skill of self consolation, this is an important life skill for parents to help their baby learn! so you'll want to put the baby down after your evening routine and last breastfeeding/bottle when he is sleepy, yet not asleep! he will learn to suck a thumb, rub a blankie, twirl his hair, etc.
.. And console himself.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Avoid night activity

Babies over 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night.
The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will learn to fall asleep by himself soon.

In brief: Avoid night activity

Babies over 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night.
The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will learn to fall asleep by himself soon.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: Put him down awake

He needs to learn to soothe himself to sleep.
You can get him bathed and fed and rocked and ready, but put him down while he's still awake. Even if he cries at first, he will "remember" falling asleep in his crib, and be much more likely to sleep all night.

In brief: Put him down awake

He needs to learn to soothe himself to sleep.
You can get him bathed and fed and rocked and ready, but put him down while he's still awake. Even if he cries at first, he will "remember" falling asleep in his crib, and be much more likely to sleep all night.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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