If you are planning to start a new sleep routine with your baby or changing something with your baby’s sleep routine it can be a good idea to make a sleep star chart. This has helped in many case where I have consulted with parents in removing night time bottles or stopped giving the baby a soother/dodi. A few days before you are going to change the baby’s sleep routine tell them what is going to happen. Make a big fuss over what rewards they will receive when they get a star – like a small treat. Spend time with them making the star chart, colouring it in, adding stickers an so on. Also, have a bigger reward after maybe 3 days and an even bigger reward for a full successful week. Don’t set out a target of a full week for your infant as it is simply too long for them to comprehend and after a couple of successful nights they may give-up and return to their old routine. Children really want your time so the big reward could be going to the park for a afternoon one-on-one and getting an ice-cream.