I’ve always believed that baby’s bedtime should be a special time.A time where the baby has mom and dads undivided attention and love after a hard day of being so darn cute.LOVE!
It should also be a time when you are also completely relaxed so you can in turn create a calming bedtime routine for the little one.And,speaking of routines,I’ve heard child experts say over and over again that little ones thrive when they have routines.A nightly bedtime routine will give your little one comfort as she prepares to doze off to dreamland.
I’ve put together a list of baby bedtime essentials to help you put your baby to sleep and ensure that they stay asleep for longer periods of time during the night.
Who doesn’t love a massage?Even babies love to be pampered and this Burts Bees all natural baby oil is just what you need to give your little one a massage after a nice warm bath.It is sure to leave the baby feeling more relaxed and ready to hit the sack.
Get these amazing Hannah Anderson pajamas for your munchkin to slip into after a soothing massage.These pajamas are the most comfortable sleepwear you’ll ever find.
Its never too early to start reading to your baby.Studies show that babies who’ve been read to have an advantage over those kids who aren’t exposed to reading.Besides, your baby will enjoy looking at the pictures and listening to your voice.
After you bring the baby home from the hospital,you might want to consider having the baby sleep in the bassinet in your room for the first few months.Not only will you be able to keep an eye on her but it will also make late night feedings much easier.Here’s a post on my picks for the best baby bassinets.
Of course, your baby will eventually need to be moved to a comfortable and safe baby crib.With so many great options , it can get a little overwhelming when you have to choose a crib for your baby.Here are my picks for the top baby cribs and here’s a guide with all the information you need to know when picking a crib.
Soothing sounds can help calm the baby and allow the baby to drift to dreamland.The Cloud b Sound Machine Soother with 4 different soothing sounds will soothe your baby into a restful, relaxing sleep.
A special object like a lovey or a security blanket can provide your baby with comfort and help relieve tension or anxiety she may develop.Whenever, you are not around or she’s sleeping, she’ll rely on this special item to give her the reassurance that everything is okay.You can certainly help your little one form an attachment to a special security blanket by holding the blanket when you are feeding,playing or reading to the baby as well as putting the object in your baby’s hand.Soon she’ll form an attachment to a special lovey or a security blanket and it will provide her much needed comfort when you have to leave her with a baby sitter or even in her bouncer.
Having a baby monitor in your baby’s room will give you the peace of mind so you can leave the baby in the bassinet or crib to fall asleep and go about doing the things you have to do around the house.From video monitors to wifi monitors there’s so many options and here’s a detailed guide on what to look for when choosing the best baby monitors.And, here’s a list of our picks for the best baby monitors.
9.Cool Mist Humidifier
Use a cool mist humidifer to add moisture to your baby’s room for easier breathing and as well as a good nights sleep. An ultrasonic cool mist humidifier will help prevent baby’s skin from drying and relieve nasal congestion.
With these baby bedtime essentials on hand, a relaxing bedtime routine, a full tummy and a comfortable sleeping environment-the baby should be sleeping for longer stretches or through the night!