I remember the first year of having an infant at home. It was so challenging! I know all you mommies and daddies can relate! I had it way easier with Wacky though. He slept 4-5 hours long immediately! But with Jacob, since he was my first child, we had a different routine with him when it bedtime comes. Actually, my Mom was surprised that we gave him baths at night. I was told that back in the day, babies are given baths only in the morning or afternoon. That didn’t make sense to me because as much as I want my baby smelling fresh and good all the time, it made more sense to give him a bath at night after a long day of being cuddled, kissed, and possibly get sweaty (after that time to get the healthy morning sun!).
I actually missed the bedtime routine I had with Jacob because when Wacky was a newborn/infant, it was far more chaotic in our home! But I can testify to the fact that this clinically proven bedtime routine works because it worked for Jacob. I’m sure it would have worked for Wacky too, made our bedtime easier and less stressful, but I had to make do with what I got with him.
Research shows that establishing a bedtime routine is one of the most important things we parents can do to help our baby sleep better at night. JOHNSON’S® has recently launched a clinically proven Bedtime Routine that engages the senses and helps baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer with these 3 steps:
This bedtime routine would include a warm bath with JOHNSON’S® bedtime baby bath that will help baby know it’s time to sleep. This is one of the reason why we gave Jacob baths at night, so he feels refreshed and relaxed. Ready for that slumber (that would last for 3 hours because you know, hungry breastfeeding baby! LOL!)
You can also use JOHNSON’S® bedtime baby oil to warm baby before bath.
Give baby a soothing massage using JOHNSON’S® bedtime baby lotion. The familiar and pleasant scents can make baby feel happy and even more relaxed. I remember both #SantiagoBros would fall asleep when we give them massages, especially light scalp massages.
This is something I still implement every bed time. Quiet time is when we let the boys wind down from a fun-filled day through quiet time activities like reading, singing or just us talking about our favorite part of the day. No more jumping, screaming, squirming. You can complement quiet time with JOHNSON’S® bedtime baby powder to keep that fresh feeling going and keep baby comfortable while sleeping.
With this campaign, JOHNSON’S® has launched the BEDTIME® baby sleep app designed to equip us moms and dads with information on how to ensure longer and better sleep for our baby.
Search the Appstore or Google Play for the JOHNSON’S BEDTIME APP:
An easy checklist the Bedtime Routine is on the app too! You can customize your routine depending on your child’s existing routine and add the time that you are scheduled to do it. I know sticking on schedule is quite difficult, so I find this as more of a guide that a must-follow-on-the-dot schedule.
The app features proprietary customized sleep profile tool to get research based analysis of your baby’s sleeping habits.
We also get a lullaby album and ambient sound mixer to make playing lullabies convenient!
To know more about Johnson’s and how you can enhance your baby’s bedtime experience, visit www.johnsonsbaby.com/bedtime!