Hi. I babysit my cousin's baby who is 6 months old. He takes breast milk through a bottle and co-sleeps sometimes and crib sleeps other times with his Mommy. I usually would feed him and he would fall asleep or there's a little rocker here I would put him in and rock him to sleep. He has since outgrown the rocker. And since I can't nurse him until he falls asleep... once the bottle is done and he hasn't fallen asleep, I have no idea how to gently get him to sleep. Any ideas or suggestions would be great. Thank you!
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
At that age I would walk DD around till she fell asleep. I'd rest her head on my shoulder and pace back and forth in a boring, quiet room or two. I would also sing her a lullaby, the same one each time, in a very mellow voice and that seemed to be a cue to help her fall asleep.
If you have a rocking chair or an exercise ball that can work too, but I think at that age pacing worked better for my DD (plus you don't need any equipment). If you can pick a room that has a mirror, you can check to see if baby's asleep when walking by it.
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