If you're a new mom, then you know getting your baby to sleep may not be as easy as it looks in the movies. (And that's saying something, because it never looks easy in the movies.) Of course, there are plenty of tips and tricks for getting baby to sleep at night. And while advice is antiquated BS, there are actually some old wives' tales about getting baby to sleep that actually work. Surprising, I know.
Back in the day, things like blowing smoke in a baby's ear to cure an ear infection and putting a little booze in the bottle to help soothe teething were old wives' tales that moms took seriously, and often used to help lull their little ones to sleep. Today, most moms know how harmful those tips can be. There are, however, some old wives' tales that are not only safe, but affective.
So if you're struggling to get your little one to sleep — and have trued every trick in the book ad on the mommy forums— it may do you some good to test out the following old wives' tales. Worse case scenario: your baby still can sleep. (OK, that actually sounds pretty awful.)