As a new parent, there are so many things for you to learn and remember for the future. How your baby falls asleep is one of the lessons awaiting you, and certainly a very important one. Because if your little one refuses to sleep, well, you may not get a whole lot of quality time with your pillow either. Sleep training and certain methods, like the Pick Up, Put Down method, can play an important role in that lesson. Like with anything, there are things to know about the Pick Up, Put Down method before you get started that will (ideally) help you accomplish your goals.
According to Baby Sleep 101, the Pick Up, Put Down sleep training method involves you completing your normal bedtime routine and then laying your baby down sleepy, but awake. Then, you leave the room. If baby is crying, screaming, or super fussy, you go in and pick up the baby to comfort him, then lay him back down and leave again, repeating until your little one drifts off to sleep. Some families love it, some families don't, and you obviously have to do what's best for your particular situation, but if you go in to it knowing these tips, you'll be set up for sleep training success.