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😦🤫😭 Feeling your baby kick is a wonderful thing—in fact, your baby kicking is a sign that they’re healthy and developing normally. But when you lay down to go to sleep, you might notice that your baby kicks more than usual—which isn’t the best way to get a great night’s sleep yourself. In this article, we’ll tell you all the tactics you can use to calm your baby in the womb and feel closer to them at the same time.

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Play soothing music.

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Walk around.

  1. Walking is another great way to gently rock your baby. Stand up and do a few circles around your home, rubbing your belly as you go. You can talk to and sing to your baby as well, just so they hear your voice. Try to do this for about 10 or 15 minutes so your baby has a chance to settle down.[7]
    • If you notice that your baby often kicks when you lay down to go to sleep, they’re probably reacting to your stillness. Since they’re used to you getting up and walking around during the day, they may find it hard to sleep while you’re lying still.
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      • If you notice that your baby is kicking when you lay down to sleep, try rolling over onto your side instead. This will help promote blood flow and gets the weight of your uterus off your spine and back muscles.[14]

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