Hush little baby, don’t you cry, mama’s gonna sing you a lullaby….
Experts advise persevering with an evening routine such as feed, bath, story, bed, as a way of helping baby start to recognise ‘bedtime’ or ‘sleep’ cues.
Hmm, easier said than done we know. Sometimes trying to get tots off to the land of nod is no easy feat, especially when they are fractious with teething or separation anxiety.
If your little one takes some persuading to settle down for the night, why not try these tips?
I’m forever blowing bubbles…
Bathtime is a special way to bond with your bundle of joy at the end of a long day. A warm bath with plenty of gentle bubbles and familiar bath toys is the perfect way to start off your bedtime routine. A mild bubbly bath formulated with certified organic and other naturally derived ingredients is better suited to your baby’s delicate skin. One infused with a naturally calming aroma like Chamomile or Lavender is ideal for soothing and relaxing tiny tots before bed.
We understand that mums want products that gently care for their baby’s delicate skin. Look for specially developed ones that are hypoallergenic and free from parabens, artificial colours and fragrances and you can be sure you are caring for their skin in the kindest way possible. For extra sensitive skin, Aloe Vera is a great option for soothing and gently cleansing.
After baby has been dried off with a snuggly warm towel, why not gently apply some natural baby lotion with long sweeping motions? Shea butter is renowned for nourishing skin and the gentle massage will calm and relax baby. Make sure the room is nice and warm as babies can get cold very quickly after bathtime.
Once upon a time…
Even young babies like the routine of a familiar book, hearing the sound of your voice and looking at pictures together. After changing them into their ‘bedtime’ clothes why not cuddle up with little one and their favourite teddy or blanket and round off the nighttime routine by enjoying story time together?
Sweet dreams little one…