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    How old is he?

    Do you tell him that '10 minutes till sleep time' etc etc.

    The sleep nurse gave me that tip and I used to say it to ds2 since he was around 3 months old.

    Then wen it was time to go I'd tell how I was going to close the blinds, wrap him up and so forth.

    I do think it helped somewhat.. Sometimes it can feel a bit silly talking to a baby but I'll try the same for no 3 in a few months time.

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    Or a nice little foot massage too? Anything that's calming.

    Also - try talking about it before you do it - "ok nearly nap time, I'm going to wrap you up soon". "Ok I am wrapping you up now" Eric. You would be surprised how much they understand at any age, but also it gives them a heads up of what you are about to do to their body.

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    say good bye or good night to family members, pets and then good night to things around the room eg teddies. I read the things around the room idea recently and it's a good one as you can use it when a nannas or when travelling etc

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    Great ideas! I like the goodnight to everything and everyone

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    I have a 15 month old I tell him about 10 mins before that nap time is coming then he has a cup of milk on the couch and a story then into bed have done this since about 3 months old and now he just hits the mattress if his bed and is out . I started just reading to him while breast feeding then at 12 months weaned him to a sippy cup.

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    Bath, milk, book, wrap, sing a sing, cuddle, kiss, bed.

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    Naptimes

    Toilet/nappy change, into pjs, get nigh nigh toy, feed/cuddle till passed out.

    Bedtime

    Read three books, Toilet, bath, change into night pjs, get nigh nigh toy, feed/cuddle till passed out

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    I think I forgot to mention that he's just shy of 5 months

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    A familiar book while cuddling in the rocking chair in DD's room did the trick for us. We read the same book every sleep time for about 6 months - my DD and I can still recite 'Where Is The Green Sheep' from cover to cover six years later! The predictability of the same book each time really helped at that <12 mths stage, I could literally feel her relaxing more at each page as we went through.


 

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