Sleep associations are what your little one relies on to fall asleep and stay asleep. If your little one has learnt to rely on you to fall off to sleep such as feeding, rocking, holding or replacing their dummy then once they wake at the end of their sleep cycle they will often need the same association to go back to sleep.

To help your little one to independently fall asleep and resettle back to sleep the key is moving away from these associations and creating positive ones. Positive sleep association include playing white noise, swaddling or a baby sleeping bag, a lovie and a pre sleep ritual.