The unique 3-step routine helps your baby fall asleep faster and wake up less during the night.
With over a decade of scientific partnerships with behaviour and sleep experts such as Dr. Jodi Mindell, a clinical psychologist specialising in paediatric sleep medicine, have proven just how important a good night’s sleep is to the overall health, cognitive ability and the mood of your little one—as well as the happiness of the whole family.
The 3-Step Routine incorporates bath time and massage, two key rituals that help engage your baby’s sense of smell and touch while strengthening your bond and preparing him for a good night’s sleep.
Step 1 – Warm Bath
Bath time is the perfect way to start your baby’s pre-bed routine. Use a wash with an enjoyable and familiar scent, to help soothe and relax.
Enjoyable and familiar scents have been proven to improve mood, calmness and alertness.
Along with engaging your baby’s sense of smell, bath time encourages routine touch, which can lead to improved physiological, cognitive, emotional and social development.
Step 2 – Baby Massage
A soothing massage is a wonderful way to make your baby feel secure, loved and ready for sleep. Use a lotion with a relaxing scent
Research has shown that routine touch and massage improves sleep quality and quantity when part of a bedtime routine.
Massage can also help you recognize and respond to your baby's body language and it's a great way to make your little one feel safe and secure. In fact, research has shown that along with better sleep, there are many other significant health benefits to baby massage, including bonding with your baby.
Step 3 – Quiet Time
After giving your baby a warm bath and a relaxing massage, it's time to send him off to sleep with a little quiet time together.
Close contact between you and your little one helps calm your baby’s breathing, relaxing him for bed — a great reason for a post-bath cuddle.
Make sure you keep the atmosphere calm and cozy. If you choose to feed at this time, be sure not to feed your baby to sleep. Feeding could become something your baby expects, making it hard to change later. Instead, you can help your baby wind down further by reading or singing softly.