We’ve always known that the Blooming Bath for babies is super comfortable, but more and more we are hearing (and seeing) from parents that our cozy baby bathtubs are so relaxing for baby, that they often fall asleep during bath time. See the above photo of little Ethan for the latest adorable example.
We know for new parents, getting baby to sleep through the night really is a dream come true. So besides bath time in a cozy, plush flower, what other things can parents try to get their babies to sleep after Goodnight Moon? Here are a few suggestions from Parents.com:
Avoid caffeine – You’re likely not giving your newborn coffee or soda quite yet, but moms who drink these caffeine-loaded drinks and then breastfeed their babies are inadvertently transferring some of that caffeine on to the little one whose up at 3 a.m. and won’t go back to sleep. Try cutting out caffeine from your diet to see if results in better sleep for baby.
Spa Treatment – After a relaxing bath in the Blooming Bath for babies, give your little one a bit of the spa treatment with a mini massage to help further relax her for bedtime. At least one study has shown that new babies who were given a massage at bedtime went to sleep more quickly and more soundly than those who did not.
Lighting – Experts recommend tapping into babies’ natural biological rhythms by mimicking natural light cycles. For instance, in the morning when it’s time to wake up, expose babies to light soon after awaking up by going outside or sitting near a sunny window. When the sun goes down in the evening, lower the lights in the rooms of your home using dimmer switches. This will help prepare baby for sleep far before it is time.
Temperature – Experts say the best temperature for babies to sleep at is in rooms between 65 and 70 degrees. Use a thermostat to set the correct temperature for baby, or adjust by using a fan or opening a window.
See more sleep tips for baby here.
What tips or tricks do you have for getting baby to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night?