30 May 2017

The Straits Times Feature “Help your baby to fall asleep on his own”

Getting a baby to sleep through the night may well be the holy grail of new parents. But they can instil the habits that help him learn to sleep on his own.

Dr. Petrina Wong, a paediatric consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), said parents can start teaching babies about two to four weeks old to distinguish night from day.

“When the baby wakes up and cries or fusses at night, wait a few minutes before responding to him,” she said. “This is because he may wake up more often if caregivers attend to the slightest movement or whimper in the night.”

Read the full article here for useful tips on how to get you started on helping your baby go to sleep on his own.

Credits: The Straits Times