1. Adjust your Lighting
The first hurdle is to teach your baby to sleep at night and remain more awake during the day. Get in the habit of dimming the lights in the home as bedtime approaches, so that once your baby is old enough to perceive the difference between light and dark clearly, she will associate darkness with winding down and sleeping.
2. Manage Sounds
Complete silence is probably not the best aspiration for your baby’s bedtime, as it sets an unrealistic condition in most homes. However, some sounds have been shown to be helpful in getting baby to sleep while others are surely a disruption. Try to keep noisy household activities likes vacuuming to daylight hours; close whatever windows and doors you can to create a soft atmosphere. Playing music for baby to associate with bedtime is a good idea, and selecting the appropriate music is key. Mellow, soothing, gently rhythmic sounds are best, as opposed to the highs and low of classical music or the high energy of dance music.