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Getting your baby to sleep - infographic

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Establish a bedtime routine

  • a warm bath
  • reading a bedtime story
  • a breastfeed or bottle feed
  • giving them a goodnight kiss and cuddle
  • singing a lullaby or turning on some
  • quiet music or a wind-up musical mobile

Signs your baby is tired

  • Yawning
  • Grimacing and frowning
  • Grizzling, fussiness or crying
  • Staring
  • Clenching their fists
  • Rubbing their eyes
  • Jerky movements and arching their back

Signs your baby is overtired

  • Glazed eyes
  • Overactive
  • Quick to cry

If your baby is having problems sleeping, or if you need more advice about getting into a routine, speak to your doctor, midwife or child health nurse.

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Last reviewed: August 2023

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