Share your tips and tricks for getting your baby to go to sleep and/or take naps.
Rock him to sleep.
Sing him to sleep.
Massage him to sleep.
Ignore him to sleep.
Put him to sleep on a regular routine/schedule.
The new father had just strapped his newborn in the brand new car seat with his wife next to the baby, when he realized that with all the “What to Expect When Your Wife is Expecting” type of books he had read, there was one bit if crucial child rearing information he hadn’t read about. Breathlessly, be ran back into the hospital, to the maternity ward nursery, and asked the nurse, “Nurse, what time am I supposed to wake him up in the morning?”.
A bedtime routine helps.
There was a video going around a few months ago of a trick to put a baby to sleep in under a minute with only a tissue. Search Google “put baby to sleep with tissue”.
(I did try it once and it didn’t work, but I may not have done it right.)
The tissue thing never quite worked for me. Perhaps I haven’t acquired the proper derech to do it. What works fantastically well for me are prescription sleeping pills. Sometimes I use them on my husband, too.
The trick is getting her to take the pills. I hide it in a spoonful of peanut butter and stick it in her mouth.
Sometimes I do this for my husband, too.