According to Jen Hamilton, parenting expert and founder of the WOTBaby advice app, the number-one question raised by new parents is ‘How do I get my baby to sleep?’. Not getting enough sleep won’t just affect bub, it’ll affect you too.
Your baby will respond to different techniques as she grows older, but encouraging her to begin self-settling when she’s about 12 weeks old will help her form positive habits around sleep. “Between three and four months, it is crucial for bubs to be able to put themselves to sleep, as the quality of their sleep will be better,” says Jen. “Persevere – it can often take up to half an hour.”