Steps. Make a sleep schedule. A nightly routine will help your baby adapt to going to sleep at the same time every evening, which should help to make it easier to get her to sleep. Feed your baby. Give her a gentle massage. Have bath time. Put on a fresh diaper and pajamas. Read your baby a story. Jump to Put your baby to bed when she's drowsy, not asleep - Try to put your baby to bed your baby as she's quieting down, just before she.