Behold, the mighty bedtime routine
A calming bedtime routine can help your baby fall asleep.
Ideas for your bedtime routine:
Tip #1: Let off steam
Burn pent up energy before settling down for the night. Follow up with calmer activities.
Tip #2: Chat for a while
Start by describing your baby's day, and don't forget to give your baby a chance to respond.
Tip #3: Have a soak
A bath is a great way to transition to bedtime. Warm water is soothing. Babies only need a bath once or twice a week. On other nights…
Tip #4: Get cleaned up
Wipe face, hands, and feet; change diaper; and change into pj's.
Tip #5: Say goodnight
Say goodnight to your baby's favorite things.
Tip #6: Read a story
Read from your baby's favorite bedtime book.
Tip #7: Sing a song
Sing a lullaby or a favorite song. The sound of your voice soothes your baby.
Tip #8: Play some music
Lullabies, soothing music, or white noise can help your baby settle down. Leave it on at a low volume after you leave.
Tip #9: A kiss
And lights out!
Choose a few ideas for your routine, and be consistent. Sweet dreams!