Bedtime routines can be tough! It’s taken 4 months for us to get the “as-close-to-perfect-as-we’re-gonna-get” routine down with Hadley and we’re still tweaking things every single week.
The hardest thing about setting a routine is knowing that what works for one baby, might not work for another and how that’s perfectly normal! Another thing we’re learning is that what might work one day might not work the next, for the exact. Same. Baby. That’s the frustrating part!
Luckily, we’ve gotten pretty good at tiring Hadley out during the day enough so that she’s one sleepy baby come bedtime. It’s also a plus that since we brought her home from the hospital she’s been a rockstar at sleeping through the night and I’m so thankful for that!
We start our routine with a bottle mixed with baby cereal. Once she’s finished that, we move on to bath time! This is Hadley’s favorite part. She’s such a water baby and loves kicking her feet and splashing! After bath-time, I put her favorite calming baby lotion on and we get into our warm and comfy jammies! At this point, Hadley is already starting to drift off to sleep. There are some nights she’s hungrier than others or she’ll just want to comfort nurse before dozing off to dreamland, and that’s where the constant tweaking comes in!
We’ve tried so many brands of diapers, but the ones that we’ve found work the best for sleeping through the night are the Honest Company diapers! Not only are the prints super cute, but they absorb SO much better than the other popular brands we’ve tried and they also don’t leak up her back like others have. Before trying the Honest Co. diapers, we’d be waking up in the middle of the night every single night to change her because she had soaked through EVERYTHING. I would definitely check the Honest Co. diapers out if you’re experiencing any of the same problems we were!
I love that we have this whole bedtime thing down to a sort of science, and that Hadley is so great at keeping a routine! It’s getting late on this side of the world, so we’re off to start our bedtime routine for this hectic Monday!
Sweet dreams to you and yours! 🥰