A while ago, somebody posted a link, which I can't find now, to a list of ways to get a baby to sleep. One item was about nursing to sleep: immediately after getting your nipple out of the baby's mouth, apply upward pressure on his chin, holding his mouth shut. This creates pressure on his jaw that mimics nursing and can keep him from feeling the sudden lack of boob.
So, I tried it...and it worked like a charm!
Now I want to know, what other little tricks do you have? I don't really mean things that everyone knows, like swaddling or rocking, and I wouldn't limit it just to sleep.
I'll start with one my friend taught me. She calls it "the box trick."
You find a box that is just barely big enough for your baby who is beginning to sit independently, but isn't sturdy enough for you to walk away while he's sitting. You put him in the box with some toys--it might buy you 10 minutes...it's like the poor mom's Bumpo...
Edited by nilatti - 3/19/11 at 3:02pm