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Disclosure: Please note that I am not a medically trained professional. I have provided an overview of what has worked for my family but please consult with a professional for any health-related questions.
One of the best ways to ensure that baby gets a good night’s sleep is by starting with a great bedtime routine. We have been practicing our bedtime routine since my little one was very small. He is almost two now, but still loves his routines.
Routines can help little ones understand what will be happening during the day and what is coming next, and for us, they help us remember important things like brushing teeth and reading every day.
We start our bedtime routine each day after dinner, so he really knows what to expect. We start out with a bath, which is usually a necessity for a baby learning to eat without making a mess.
Then, we start our acrobatics, in other words, it is time to dry off and get dressed. After that, we head back to the bathroom to brush his teeth.
He’s doing pretty great brushing on his own, but I go behind him to make sure his teeth are nice and clean. After tooth brushing time, we head to the bedroom, I reach for our hydraSense® Ultra-Gentle Nasal Mist when he needs it.
We keep this on hand during the dry winter months. Babies’ noses require a certain amount of moisture to stay healthy. I know that when he gets dry or uncomfortable nasal passages, it can be cause a lot of discomfort, which definitely impacts his sleep.
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Once we have baby’s dry and uncomfortable nose squared away, we finish up with a bedtime story.
Sometimes I read to him, but most of the time lately he likes to pretend that he’s reading to me, which is always adorable. Then, he knows after a book, or three, it is time to go to bed.
He gets tucked in with his animals and blanket and he is ready to go to sleep. Most nights, thanks to our routine, bedtime is drama free and he goes right to sleep, which is definitely a blessing. Do you have a bedtime routine? Do you think it helps your little one sleep? Share in the comments!