Eliminate sleepless nights for baby with a bedtime routine
(NC) One of the most pressing issues for new parents is sleep – or lack thereof. Babies thrive on routines, especially when it comes to bedtime. While you will never completely control the way your child snoozes, a regular schedule is an invaluable step in the right direction. A better night's sleep can start with the bathtub.
End the Day with a Bath
By making bath time the last thing you do before tucking your little one in, you end the day with a soothing, memorable experience. Baths not only wash away the day's mess and provide a bonding opportunity, but they can also make it easier for your baby to drift off. Infused with a gentle blend of lavender and chamomile, which are known for their relaxing and soothing properties, Johnson's Baby Bedtime products form a routine that's clinically proven to help babies and toddlers fall asleep faster. So treat your baby to a warm routine by starting with Johnson's Baby Bedtime bath, a gentle massage with Johnson's Baby Bedtime Lotion, and a few minutes of quiet time, and help your baby drift off to a better night's sleep.
This seems simple, yet bears repeating nonetheless: be consistent. A bedtime routine means just that – it truly becomes a routine when it happens every night, not occasionally. By going through similar steps – in this case, ensuring baby's bedtime routine always starts with a bath – your child's internal clock will eventually expect to sleep at the same time each evening.
Your Routine is Portable
Throughout the fall and winter, holidays are great opportunities for your friends and extended family to spend time with your baby. Naturally, this often means traveling and spending nights away from home, which can considerably alter your schedule. While you might not be able to recreate every aspect of your daily routine, by simply using the same bath time routine and products, your baby will sense that it's time to call it a night (which means you'll get a better sleep too).
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