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Is my 8-month-old too young to learn how to fall asleep on his own?
Q: Is my 8-month-old too young to learn how to fall asleep on his own?
A: No, your 8-month-old is not too young to learn how to fall asleep on his own. You can help your child learn this skill by having a bedtime routine that is the same every night. Gradually, you want to help your child each night to quiet down and feel safe in your arms as you snuggle on the couch or in a chair. You can read him stories which will be soothing to him, and as your child becomes sleepy, you can ease him into his cot.