Do You Rock Baby To Sleep?

I read that it is recommended to put baby down in cot while drowsy but awake and let baby learn to self soothe and go to sleep on their own but my LO just not able to do so. She will cry after left in cot and can't go to sleep in her own no matter how I try, swaddle white noise pacifier etc. She will need to be sufficiently fed and have us to carry and rock to sleep. She's abt 5 wks old now do they know how to sleep on their own at this age?

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Super Mum

5 weeks is really young. At this stage, you do what you need to do to get baby to sleep. They’re very prone to getting overtired at this stage, so get baby to sleep on time with whatever works. I started putting baby to sleep via patting after 2 months. Not foolproof, but the success rate’s increased dramatically (almost 4mo now), and she’s also learnt to self soothe sometimes. All these require patience and time. But sleep training usually starts from about 4 months. Prior to that, start teaching baby the difference between day and night, and also establish a strict routine and bedtime cues. Those will help greatly:)

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