How To Create a Sensual Baby Bed Routine
Before your little one can get a good night's sleep, they need to feel calm and comfortable. We've partnered with our friends at Bloom and Blossom to give you some tricks on creating a bedtime routine that stimulates the sense, preparing baby to rest well all night long.
A bedtime routine is the secret to a contented baby and we all know that a happy and well-rested baby = a happy you.
At Bloom and Blossom we rely on a four-step bedtime routine, all 5 of our Bloom and Blossom Juniors swear by it.
Use these steps to create a calm, natural and peaceful bedtime routine to ensure your little one is ready for a good night’s sleep… and then you can get some of your own.
Step 1 - Sleep Schedule
Having a bath at the end of the day is an internal switch off for your little ones. It can help them wind down from their day, encourages the sense of familiarity and in turn is the first tool in the pack. Naturally soothing scents can help your little one start this process. The familiarity of the same fragrance each night starts the process.
Step 2 - Nourish
Baby’s skin is 3-5 times thinner than adults so make sure you look for ingredients in your bedtime products that won’t irritate your child’s delicate skin. Shea butter, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil are naturally nourishing ingredients and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Step 3 - Touch & Bond
Studies have shown that massaging your baby can reduce crying and fussiness, help them sleep more peacefully and alleviate constipation and colic. Some say that it even boosts your baby's ability to fight off germs. Baby massage helps the whole family and in turn, ensures a good night’s sleep for all.
Step 4 - Senses
Ensure the sleep environment is as relaxing as possible to encourage the production of melatonin, which is essential for restful sleep. Babies sense of smell is not as developed as adults, so engaging them with soothing scents like ylang ylang, chamomile and lavender helps to stimulate their senses. Familiar scents each night act as a reminder that it is now light’s out.
Bloom and Blossom was created by sisters in law, mothers and beauty junkies, Christina & Julia. When their friends started having babies, they realised there wasn't a skincare brand on the market that designed products for mother and baby that not only worked, but also looked, felt and smelt gorgeous. From there, Bloom and Blossom was born - and has grown rapidly over the years. You can find out more about their beautiful collection on their website.