Once you have changed your baby’s nappy for the night, hold him close to you, in a very secure position: his head well maintened and your arm around him so that he feels safe. Talk to him softly and rock him slowly.
Lay him down gently while you carry on talking to him.
Make sure you say goodnight before leaving as it turns out to be very important for him to understand what’s happening. You may also stroke him gently to help him fall asleep.
Ensure you take all toys out of the bed during the night.
For their own safety, babies must sleep on their back.