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This little chunk – baby number three – has been sleeping through the night for quite awhile now. At just 10 months old and almost 30 pounds, he's a force to be reckoned with! I'll admit that I do a little jig when I see his narrowly determined eyes gracefully give in to a gentle sleep at the end of the day. At that moment, I know that I'm likely headed towards a whole night of catching up on work, Netflixing a few favorite picks and dreaming my own sweet dreams.
Here's how we make it happen.
A Baby Bedtime Routine to KEEP Them Asleep
There are quite a few tricks to get baby to sleep. I've shared them time and time again, talking about everything from humidifiers to swaddling. Whatever method you use at the very end of the evening, starting with a baby bedtime routine can get everyone used to easing into a peaceful night.
It's kind of like Pavlov's dogs, but with babies.
First things first, we have bathy bath time! The whole crew piles into a tub barely big enough to contain them for a warm bath to clean off the day and ease those hard-working muscles.
We use JOHNSON’S® baby BEDTIME® bubble bath and wash and JOHNSON’S® baby BEDTIME® bath followed by a nice rub-down with JOHNSON’S® baby BEDTIME® lotion. I like using lotion because it gives me a chance to bond with them. I really believe that physical affection, hugs and general loving touch between parent and child can help boost their sense of security and instill a positive body image.
Finally, it's quiet time. We read a book or I sing to them, say prayers and have a little cuddle session in bed. To make extra-sure that they have a good night of sleep, I like to use a white noise machine or an app for ambient sounds to make sure my light sleepers aren't disturbed by my movement around the house at night.
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Daylight savings time ends on November 1! Do you have a baby bedtime routine in place to help you through the transition?