Want your baby to go to sleep? Try pushing their literal “sleep button.” According to an expert, certain acupressure points for babies can work like a charm to send your little one off to dreamland.

Speaking with Romper, licensed acupuncturist Ashley Flores revealed the secret spot that can help your baby go to sleep. Flores explained that the sweet spot is right between the eyebrows. “Just a really gentle stroking on that point is really calming for babies,” says Flores, “I recommend using a very light pressure. Just a little stroke with the fingertip going down toward the nose.”

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The REAL magic? Just 30 seconds (or so) should do the trick to help lull your baby to sleep.

That trick isn’t the only one you can use to help relax your baby. As the Mayo Clinic explains, baby massage can be a useful tool in helping your baby relax and sleep, reduce crying and a great way to bond with your baby. The Mayo Clinic suggests waiting 45 minutes after a feeding to massage your baby, use very gentle touch to slowly stroke and knead each part of your baby’s body for about a minute each, including your baby’s head, neck, shoulders, upper back, waist, thighs, feet and hands.

Not sure if it’s for you? Check with your pediatrician; otherwise, check out the Mayo Clinic’s tips to get started.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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