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  • Make a face mobile and hang it above their cot, facing them.
  • Stroke different parts of their body to see how they like to be touched.
  • Speak to them gently and use their name.
  • Play music.
  • Sing to your baby.
  • Cuddle your baby a lot.
  • Let them look at your face as you talk to your baby.
  • Copy their little gestures.
  • Gently rock them.

Babies need to feed throughout the night in the first few months. Most babies wake every 2 to 3 hours for a feed, and sleep a total of 12 to 20 hours each day – this is normal. Some babies will resettle when you just touch and soothe them – others may need a feed. Do not leave your baby on their tummy when they sleep. 

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