*Routine is key - Babies and children love routines. Make sure the same thing happens each and every night before bed. It can be a mixture of a bath, quiet time, milk and bed. Do what works best for your child. Some hate bath time so it wouldn't be the right time to wind them down for bed after a baht. We've also started a little routine before nap time for Parker to help him drift off peacefully. You can introduce an flexible routine as early as 6 weeks.
*Make sure the room isn't too hot or too cold. Having the perfect temperature ensures that your baby will be safe and comfortable. We use the thermometer on the Serenity Star by Aden and Anais. Also make sure to use the correct bedding. We love the Grobags.
*A dark room - during the day we leave the blinds open but at night time I make sure the room is as dark as possible. I do this so that they know the difference between night time sleep and nap time. In winter this isn't difficult as it gets dark super early but come summer we use blinds from VELUX.
*White noise - I find that this helps them settle off to sleep. It blocks out other noises (especially great for nap time) I also incorporate this into our routines. For example I have the white noise playing when I'm singing Parkers song to him for naptime. Paige doesn't know use her white noise anymore but for Parker we use the Cloud B Sleep Sheep.
*No talking - If the baby/child wakes during the night we keep the lights off or very dim and don't talk. You don't want to fully wake them up.
I'd love to hear your tips!