Nighttime is easily one of my favorite times of day. Not just because I love to wind down after a hectic day, but because I am a creature of habit, and I love our bedtime routine! Every month I share a snippet of what Julian is up to, including his sleeping habits. You can read the latest one here. Every time I post these I get several questions about how we got Julian to be such a great sleeper. And while some of it may be luck, I also think establishing a solid bedtime routine has played its role. Here is ours!
First up is bathtime! On a recent trip to Barna & Co we picked up a new bath product called Tubby Todd, that I’ve been eager to try out. Tubby Todd is all natural, which I love for that precious baby skin. And lately Julian has been eating bubbles, so being all natural is an even bigger bonus! I especially love the lavender wash for the calming scent.
Next up is lotion and jammie time! After the bath I lather Jules up with Tubby Todd’s lavender rosemary lotion to keep his baby skin soft and smooth. As for jammies, I am a Kickee Pants addict! Another island mom got me hooked on Kickee Pants when I was pregnant with Jules, and I’ve never looked back. Moms, if you haven’t tried KP, you need to! They use the softest fabric, so you’ll love wrapping your babe up in their clothing.
Storytime is next, and it is my favorite part of our routine. I have been reading to Julian since he was born, and it is one of our special bonding activities. Barna & Co has the sweetest collection of books right now. This one caught my eye because of the fun metallics and glow in the dark characters. Julian has been such a wiggly worm lately, so I love fun books that can hold his attention.
After storytime I take Julian to his nursery. I nurse him for about 20 minutes then sing him Golden Slumbers by The Beatles. I lay him in his crib and he puts himself to sleep by rocking on his knees (so cute to watch!) and he often jabbers to himself for a few minutes. I just love it when he does this!
All of the products we use during bedtime routine can be found at Barna & Co in Poulsbo, Washington or through their online store! What do you do for your family’s bedtime routine? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment below!
Photography by Whitney Coudray Photography
Robe by Stone Cold Fox