I’m pretty much loving little G’s nightly routine
We usually begin this routine between 8-9pm and he’s usually asleep or in bed by 10 depending on the kind of day he (i) had.
but it goes a little like this
change & swaddle
dim lights in his room and feed him, burp him, give him some gripe water to help with gas
and usually by the time i get to Goodnight Sweetheart he has that sleepy stare on his face
so i put him down and he either falls asleep right away or cries for a bit- but self soothing is getting to be something he’s used to and is ok with.
which is bueno for us
But i think the key ingredient is bath time.
it (usually) helps calm him down and prepares him for bed- because after that he’s usually, totally content and calm- and smells oh soooo good…
& on something totally semi off track, is it weird that i like to smell my baby?
ok- i think any mom can agree, that nothing quiet matches the sweet smell of a clean baby
it’s kind of like puppy breath! it’s an addictive-heart melting-relaxant.
:in case you were wondering- puppy breath smells that of rich buttery coffee. No joke! find a puppy and smell its breath!:
Here are the things we’re loving when it comes to bath time
p.s we are a little obsessed with Mustela baby hygiene product- they have somehow bottled that yummy baby scent that we can’t stop smelling
1. 2. 3. Mustela- no rinse cleaning fluid, multi-sensory bubble bath and lotion
5. ikea baby bath- cheap and does the trick
6. Wombie- a swaddle he cant un-swaddle