If your baby has gotten used to you holding her, rocking her, feeding her or using any other sleep crutch in order to go to sleep, then she will need you during normal nighttime stirrings in order to go back to sleep.

Using a ‘tool box” of techniques to wean your baby off of her sleep associations will help her learn to self-soothe and calm herself back to sleep without needing your intervention.

Once your baby has learned the skills needed to fall asleep independently, she will sleep for longer stretches and so will you!