Sleeping routines for your baby
Following a well-established bedtime routine, which might include a bath or a bedtime story, may help settle your baby to sleep. It‘s a good idea to establish your own routine and then stick to it. Feed your baby, give him or her a bath, into pyjamas, then read a book, sing songs or play some music, then put him down to sleep.
The same routine gives you and your baby plenty of time to wind down. You may decide to alternate going-to-bed activities with your partner (for example, you do the bath, he reads the story). Or, to give both of you a regular break, try taking turns, with one person responsible for putting your baby to bed each night.
Try not to get into the habit of putting your baby down after they have fallen asleep. Putting baby down for the night while he is drowsy but still awake will help him learn how to drift to sleep by himself.
Something that will be very helpful as they get older. Also do not insist that everyone in the house whispers and tiptoes about once baby is in bed. Babies need to learn to fall asleep with some background noise.