How good does this sound? A warm bath… with someone adjusting the temperature of the water so it is always just right. Massaging a little gentle shampoo into your cradle cap. Wait, what? My cradle cap? Babies just don’t know how good they have it.
It does sound good though, right? As adults, we understand how good a ‘wind-down’ routine is. Perhaps that means a nice warm bath, switching off cell phones an hour or so before bedtime, and maybe making a nice cup of Sleepytime Tea. If we are lucky, our parents instilled this tradition and routine in us, so it is easy for us to disengage from the day.
A big part of our ‘jobs’ as parents is to create consistency in our babies' lives. A baby will come to associate the consistency of a routine with the feeling of safety and security. As simple as a bath/nighttime routine might sound, the effects are far-reaching.
In this post, we’re focusing on the tips and tricks for creating a successful bath and bedtime routine.
1. Start with a calming bath.
A warm bath (even if it is in the kitchen or bathroom sink) can help your baby relax before bed. It feels SO good to be clean before bed, with clean pjs and the whole shebang. We can all appreciate that feeling. Our Puj Tub is a soft, warm-to-the-touch, foldable baby bathtub that fits into most sinks and makes bath time a breeze. Baby is cradled in the Puj Tub, meaning mom or dad’s hands are free to treat that cradle cap and wash in all the nooks and crannies of a newborn's neck rolls and adjust the temperature of the water.
2. Follow a consistent routine.
Routine and predictability are foundational necessities for the mental and physical health of a baby, and thereafter a growing child. Following a lovely bath, wrap baby in our Puj Hug Hands-Free Hooded Infant Towel . The towel is designed to make bath time easier and more comfortable for both you and your baby. Cuddle up for a few minutes while they dry off and make them warm and snuggly.
3. Create a cozy sleep environment.
Creating a cozy sleep environment can help your child feel safe and comfortable as they drift off to sleep. Dim the lights with a cute nightlight such as this one and put on a white noise machine or lullaby to create a soothing atmosphere in your baby’s bedroom.
4. Wind down with a bedtime story.
There is nothing more wholesome than a bedtime story with your little one. Take some time to snuggle up with your child and read a story or two before tucking them in for the night.
The traditions you are creating with your baby have the power to continue for life. Think of this as a gift you are giving to them. A bath and bedtime routine can be a wonderful way to help your child feel safe, relaxed, and ready for sleep. By following these tips and incorporating Puj.com's products into your routine, you can help your child develop healthy sleep habits that will benefit them for years to come.