Some parents hit the jackpot with babies who easily sleep through the night. Others deal with babies who want nothing to do with sleep. Parents who fall into that latter category often turn to books to figure out how to lull their little one to dreamland. And, of the hundreds of sleep books that line the shelves, Tracy Hogg's Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How To Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby is the most popular. The book touts the Pick Up, Put Down method, which gradually gets babies to fall asleep on their own. It may not work fall all families, but if you're trying it, there are some signs the Pick Up, Put Down method is working for you.
According to Baby Sleep Advice, the Pick Up, Put Down method works like this: you put your baby down while they're drowsy but still awake. You can pick them up if they begin to cry, but you should put them down again as soon as they're calm. You repeat until they eventually fall asleep on their own.
It may take time before you see the results, but here are five signs the method is going well for you and your baby.