Keep a sleep log.
This will help you see the patterns of feedings, naps, and bedtime. After time you will notice a schedule that baby can adapt to.
Remember every child adapts differently to a sleep routine.
What works for one child might not work for another. After all, mother knows best!
Help your baby adjust to sleeping in both light and noisy environments.
When your little babe can adjust to their environment, it doesn't matter where you are. You can help baby fall asleep anytime, anyplace.
Put baby to bed when they are drowsy rather than asleep.
We all know what its like trying to put a sleeping baby in their crib. It takes patience and sometimes baby ends up waking up right as you set them down because they sense when you are away.
Try using a sound machine if they tend to cry a lot before falling asleep.
Using any kind of sound can help cancel out the silence and helps baby to self soothe when mom isn't there to shush them asleep.
Check to make sure they have a clean diaper before naps and bedtime.
A clean diaper before naps or bed time can lessen the chance of them waking up because of discomfort from their dirty diaper. This routine may also prevent a diaper rash because of how long they were sitting in a dirt diaper during sleep.
Choose a routine and stick to it.
Whenever you find the best routine, avoid straying away from things that baby isn't adapted to yet. It may take some time for baby to recognize the consistency of their routine.
Be aware of tired cues.
Hands by the face, long stares, sucking on fingers, fluttering arms and legs, and no longer engaging in play can signify it might be time to take a rest. You will start to catch on to what those cues are over a short period of time.
Don’t put baby to sleep on an empty stomach.
If baby is hungry, they might have a difficult time staying asleep and their hunger can wake them up.
Find a solution that works for you.
Your mom, grandma, neighbor, sister, experienced mom, and google will try to tell you what they think is best for your child. Take this advice with a grain of salt because what works for someone else might not work for you and that is okay.