How to train your baby to sleep for an hour without any medical intervention

Baby sleep is a huge concern.

A growing number of experts are recommending a variety of sleep training techniques for newborns, which can include baby-specific bedtime routines, physical play, and other sleep strategies.

But many parents are finding that while these techniques can be beneficial for newborn sleep, they can also put a strain on the baby’s health.

For the first time in my life, I’m learning how to teach my baby to wake up, not wake me up.

The Washington Post’s Dana M. Dowd interviews Dr. Nancy Cottle, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.