Establish A Baby Bedtime Routine

As a mighty mother of four I would like to extend the advice to you to start a bedtime routine as soon as possible that will save your sanity in the long run. First of all don’t let your baby run the show. Secondly, try to establish a routine with a consistent pattern that your baby will learn to appreciate. Your baby will be comfortable knowing what comes next. You will actually be surprised how much easier it is to get them to sleep and stay asleep. Even without your presence in the house, make an attempt to maintain the routine of the baby. And when you try to settle down your baby in a new place, the routine will ease your baby.

Tips that you can in organizing the routine of the baby are:

  • Bath is a bedtime routine that is calming. A warm bath cleans the baby and makes him relax. You can try an aromatherapy bath by putting some scented lavender oil into the warm water. But then again if you see that your baby cannot adjust with a bath at night and feels uncomfortable and cannot go to sleep, then it would be prudent to strike it out from the list of bedtime routines.
  • Indulging in some quiet playing games can bring some fun moments to the bedtime ritual, like a floor game, stacking blocks, or peek-a-boo.
  • One of the most famous bedtime routine that almost all parents do is reading stories to the baby at night. This ritual has many benefits – it introduces your baby to the new world where he would grow up to be through a huge vocabulary and is a step towards acquiring skills of language.
  • Singing is another idea. Sing a popular song and let the process grow into a tradition in your family. By and by your baby will understand that when the song ends its time for him to get some shut-eye.

Oh and of course you can never forget to bid good night to every object in the house like favorite toys and other items on the way to bed. You can also include pets and other family members – this way your baby will get acquainted with the various things in the house and would begin to understand and identify things by their names. Leave no stuffed toy out because they would potentially be his childhood playmates for sometime.

The choices are endless for activities that could be included in your bedtime routine. Indulge yourself and the baby with the fun methods and let them be a great time for the two of you. Sweet dreams!

 

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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