A newborn can drift from a state of sleep to awake several times throughout a 24-hour day. Within the first three months, the period of time the baby is asleep gradually increases. By month four, babies will sleep for seven to eight hours during the night. There are several ways parents can put their baby to sleep quicker. Some great examples of a good nightly routine include setting up a soothing pattern, giving the baby a bath or reading a bedtime story. These practices will help with relaxing before bed. This father tries an entirely new method to put his son to sleep. His simple trick won't necessarily work for every baby, but it sure is useful for this cutie.