I’m a big fan of having a routine for infants and toddlers. Giving your child structure from the beginning has a whole load of benefits including helping him stick to feeding times and nap times/sleep times. Routine also helps make taking care of your little one easier, helps you manage the rest of the household chores and helps you find a wee bit of ‘me time’ somewhere between all that needs getting done.
Bath and bedtime routines are very important. Winding down the day and giving your little one a bath is signaling to your baby or toddler that the end of the day is very near and bedtime is coming up next.
Things you will need for bath time:
Start of by winding down. This means finish off screen time or playing with any other stimulating toys. So no matter how tempting it is to have your little one listen to nursery rhymes whilst you get everything ready, don’t! Instead have you baby near you in the crib or somewhere else that is secure and talk to him while you get everything ready.
Bed Time Routine
Your baby is now very relaxed. A warm bath, gentle massage and new comfy pajamas has him set in a mood to sleep and remember the more relaxed he is, the more likely he’ll go to bed easily and fall asleep. Bedtime is a wonderful time to bond a bit with your child. Remember, do not start any stimulating activities at this point. So if your toddler wants to play with a plushie or a toy, firmly say no but instead offer to read a book or sing a lullaby. And I do know we don’t have a to remind you, but don’t forget the good night kiss!
Stick to your routine as best you can. Remember, even when you’re not at home there’s plenty of Pears Products that can be used. If you’re worried about packing too many things when you’re heading out on a weekend, there’s Pears Hair and Body Wash that is a 2-in1 that can be used. There’s also Pears Floral Cream – with 5 floral fragrances to have your baby smelling extra delicious!
Lakmalee Gunarathne from Colombo
Mother of 1