Children need a routine! Having a pattern can help a baby feel safe because they learn to know what comes next. By introducing routines and rituals your little one will generally be calmer and more cooperative, and bedtime is no exception! Try not to worry about going through these routines in the baby's first few days, but around six to eight weeks you can start to introduce some simple rituals that will help your little one recognize bedtime and settle down more over time. easily. Here are the five steps to creating a routine:
A hot bath can be incredibly relaxing and calming for a baby. It's also a chance to do a little skin-to-skin if you shower with it! If your baby does not like to be in the bathroom, do not include it in his routine at bedtime. Remember, this routine is meant to be positive and enjoyable for you and your baby.
2. The baby's massage
Baby massage is a wonderful way to help your baby calm down to sleep. Studies show that babies who get massaged on a regular basis have higher levels of melatonin in the brain (that's the sleep hormone!). Try giving your baby a short, five-minute massage with a cream when they come out of the bath. We recommend our Moisture Lotion, which contains calendula that calms and relaxes the skin. If you do not know how to do a massage you can follow our instructions here