It’s 9:00 p.m. and you’re tired, but baby isn’t. Nestle baby in the sling and stroll around the house until he falls asleep. This is what we call wearing down .
When you feel that baby is ready to go to sleep (or you are ready for her to go to sleep), wear her in the sling in the position that you have found to be least stimulating and most sleep inducing. Walk around the house. Try breastfeeding while moving. When your baby is in a state of deep sleep (recognized by a motionless face and limp limbs) lower yourself onto the bed until she is lying down and gently slip yourself and baby out of the sling.
Wearing down is particularly useful for the reluctant napper.