Swaddle her really tight.
Turn on some background noise.
Make sure it's not too warm or too cold in her room.
If you are holding her when she falls asleep, check to see if her arm flops when you pick it up after she's out. Then you will know she is ready.
If she wakes when you put her down, rock her softly and talk in really sweet, soothing, hushed tones until she's back to sleep.
If she's old enough, try putting her on her tummy. Some babies sleep better that way, but be careful!
Research and decide if you agree with crying it out. I'm on the fence, but I think a small amount is necessary for them to learn.
Good Luck Momma!!!
at 12:46 AM on Dec. 30, 2008