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How to survive a wakeful baby?

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After Jemma got out of the hospital, sleep didn't come easy for her.

I started applying lavender essential oil on her at bedtime. While that helped get her to sleep, it didn't help her stay asleep. I then applied some lemon essential oil to her feet. She immediately started sleeping through the night.


The idea is to help the baby learn what the tired feeling is, learn that sleeping fixes it, and learn how to fall asleep on their own. To do it right you have to make sure everything is good first. They've been fed, changed, burped and are wearing appropriate clothing. And most importantly, they are actually tired. Wind down before bedtime and wait for them to show signs of sleepiness before leaving them alone in a dark room.

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