Step 3: Quiet Time

After giving your baby a warm bath and a relaxing massage, it's time to send him off to sleep with a little quiet time together.

Close contact between you and your little one helps calm your baby’s breathing, relaxing him for bed—a great reason for a post-bath cuddle.

Make sure you keep the atmosphere calm and cosy. If you choose to feed at this time, be sure not to feed your baby to sleep.  Feeding could become something your baby expects, making it hard to change later. Instead, you can help your baby wind down further by reading or singing softly.

 

It's best to avoid active play at this time, so your baby goes to bed sleepy but still awake. This will help baby learn how to self-soothe and get back to sleep on their own if they wake up during the night.