Sleep is something us moms cherish. Sometimes we don’t get enough, sometimes we don’t get any at all. Being a new mom I remember those sleepless nights, days and long forgotten nap times. But, it doesn’t last forever. There are plenty of things you can do to help those sleepless times along and although as a new mom it may be a bit overwhelming, remember – this too shall pass!
I’ve always found having a routine super important when it comes to parenting. Bedtimes, mealtimes, school time, you name it I try to make sure there is a routine for everything we do. Why? Not only to keep me as a mom sane but also help my kids stay on track. If kids don’t get the right amount of sleep they often struggle with learning and play but also it can effect their health.
If you are struggling as a new mom with bedtime routines, or if you are a veteran mom who just needs a little help getting those little ones to settle down, this is the post for you!
My Tips for Setting up a Good, and Reliable Bedtime Routine
- Have a set time for baths: This is so important. Young infants don’t need baths every single day, it’s actually not good for their skin – so set up a routine where you know which days will be your bath days and get them in the tub at that time on bath days!
- Read a story after bath time or snuggle: I always found a soothing way to help kids prepare for sleep after their bedtime bath was to lay down and read a book together. This helps them relax and know bedtime is next. If baby is still a bit small and you’d prefer just to snuggle, do it!
- Set a bedtime: I always found this important. My kids have always had a set bedtime, and although the time gets changed as they get older – they still have a set bedtime.
- Stay on the routine: Don’t get flustered if it takes a while to reach a good, set routine. It often does. But don’t back down, and don’t stray from your routine. Of course the odd night out, or time away from home things can get hectic but try to follow it as best as you can!
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We have been taking the Johnson’s 3-step bedtime routine and we are thrilled with the results. Not only is Justin getting more sleep, he’s also now sleeping in his own crib as apposed to co-sleeping with us as we need the transition to occur now for when baby sister arrives. But, we had been struggling.
Making sure he has a set bedtime routine has helped, tremendously and I am confident that Bath, Massage and Quiet time have played a huge role in our success. Before we tried this 3-step process we couldn’t get him to sleep before we fell asleep, and we couldn’t get him to one over to his crib. For the past 3 nights he has fallen asleep and woken up in his crib – huge success and more sleep for everyone involved! We’ve added JOHNSON’S baby BEDTIME bath and JOHNSON’S baby BEDTIME lotion to our nightly routine, and plan to do so when baby girl arrives in the next few weeks too!
Did you know?
- A bedtime routine including a warm bath helps baby know it’s time to sleep.
- A massage as part of a bedtime routine can help baby relax and sleep better.
- Quiet time as part of a bedtime routine such as reading, singing a lullaby or listening to soothing music allow baby to unwind.
The Challenge: JOHNSON’S® Tonight We Sleep™
Johnson’s has developed a Bedtime® Sleep App that is beyond helpful with wonderful answers to questions, and gives you a sleep score by tracking your baby sleep patterns. To download this wonderful, helpful app click here.
I find this app so helpful, and the fact Johnson’s products are products as a mom I’ve sworn by for many years very helpful. Our bedtime routines have changed a lot over the years. While adding new kids to the mix, but one thing remains the same: I adore Johnson’s baby products for a good solid bedtime routine.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Johnson’s® Baby Canada in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.