This might work for older kids and teenagers, but the idea that putting your baby to bed later will make them sleep later is just a myth. It’s hard to mess with a baby’s internal clock. Sleep experts suggest, trying to notice when your baby is giving off-sleep cues (rubbing his eyes, yawning), then putting him to bed half an hour before he gets tired. This will help your baby get the sleep he needs. And as one book told me (I’m too tired to remember which one), for babies: Sleep begets sleep.