A good nighttime routine is important to create a break between your day and your night. It allows you to relax and prepare yourself for a soothing and relaxing night.
It is even more important for your baby since, in addition to relaxing and calming him before sleeping, it will participate in the development of his psychomotor faculties and allow him to develop good sleeping habits.
This routine must be as positive as possible for your baby and for you; it is the ideal moment to create bonds and share a special moment with your child. That’s why it’s important to take your time and not rush.
Setting up your nighttime routine for your toddler can be a long process, but the long-term positive effects will be undeniable. While small adjustments can be made at first, you want your routine to be consistent from day to day and last about 30 minutes so that it’s effective and supports your little one day after day. The predictability of his nighttime routine will be reassuring to your child. Here is an example of an easy and effective nighttime routine in 4 steps:
1- A good hot bath
A hot bath before going to sleep allows baby to relax and to be enveloped by a feeling of well-being that will put him in condition to start his night. The BioLove Soothing Foaming Bath is what baby needs.
Its hypoallergenic formula based on Aloe Vera will act as an outstanding protector, rich emollient, Aloe Vera regenerates and soothes the skin, while the extract of marshmallow root is a source of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants. Marshmallow root helps protect the skin from external aggressions such as cold and dryness. Finally, acerola extract is considered one of the best natural sources of vitamin C. Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, it helps protect the skin against external aggressions.
2- A gentle massage
After the bath, it is important to take the time to massage your baby in order to reassure and relax him.
Installed on the floor or on the bed, preferably using a lotion or an oil with soothing aromas, such as the BioLove range of baby massage oils made from marshmallow and Roman chamomile, massage baby for 10 to 15 minutes. In addition to being a moment of happiness for baby, several studies have proven that there is a link between massage and the psychomotor development of babies. Without forgetting that it is a perfect way to strengthen the emotional bond between you and your child.
3- The relaxation moment
This stage is the most important since it is the moment to slow down, to calm baby down and to share this moment with him by prioritizing calm activities such as reading, singing or rocking. It is important to avoid stimulating activities and bright lights.
4- The moment of affection
The last step of this beautiful routine is the last emotional touch before bedtime: the last hug, the last kiss, the last caress before baby goes to dreamland.
Keep it simple and enjoy this beautiful moment.