The 5 Sleep Strategies To Make Your Baby Fall Asleep 

 Sleep Strategy 5– The Wait and See Technique

This technique involves leaving your child’s room before they fall asleep. The goal is to teach them to fall asleep on their own without you being present. How to do it: Settle your baby into their crib and comfort them in whichever way you see fit. The key though is to make sure you leave the room before they fall asleep. If your baby falls asleep on their own, congratulations, your work here is done (at least for one night). If your baby remains awake but is not crying leave them alone. If your baby starts to cry however wait for 3 minutes before you return to comfort them. Repeat this process until they do fall asleep. Why it Works: You are teaching your baby to feel secure enough in themselves to fall asleep on their own. The fact that you do come back to comfort them after a prescribed time teaches them that you are close by and that there is no need to panic. However the time delay breaks the relationship between crying out and you immediately entering the room. Additional Tips As the days go by you will want to increase the time you wait before you return to comfort your baby by 30 seconds each day. This baby sleep strategy can be hard on both parent and child, but it has worked in many instances. One thing you might want to try is a transitional object as previously mentioned in the sleep tips section. A transitional object is any item that comforts the child that they have picked themselves. That last part is VERY important. The child must pick the object on their own and it can be anything from an old blanket to a teddy bear. Once you have the transitional object it is a good idea to lay it down beside your baby before you leave as this helps to ameliorate any discomfort that might be felt due to your soon to be absence.