Flores says there are a couple of different areas of a baby’s body that you can work on using acupressure to help them get a better night’s sleep. One of those points is right between the eyebrows — a spot often nicknamed the sleep button. “Just a really gentle stroking on that point is really calming for babies,” says Flores, who’s used the technique on her own kids. “I recommend using a very light pressure. Just a little stroke with the fingertip going down toward the nose.” You don’t have to do it for very long, either. “Maybe 30 seconds, or up to a minute for older babies,” Flores explain. It should calm them down enough to drift off to sleep.
With a little practice you should be able to figure out which exact pressure points will put your baby to sleep. I spoke with Ashley Flores, a licensed acupuncturist, to learn more.
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