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A goody good night routine for your baby

As new parents, you may be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Life is blurring as your baby has no idea of the new world, the difference between day and night, or feeding and pooping. We all know that it takes time to identify predictable patterns and routines for the baby. In this topsy-turvy world of new parenthood, routines can help save your sanity.

A bedtime routine is essential for your baby

Establishing a bedtime routine is crucial for many reasons. It instils good sleep habits in your baby, and by adapting to these routines, they will be good sleepers all their lives. It helps the body to release comforting and relaxing hormones. Your baby’s bedtime routine is good for you too, as you need sleep as well. It’s an adorable way to bond with your baby in quiet relaxation, after a long day of chaos and chores.

Babies love routine

Most babies love to know what’s coming next, so setting a pattern or a predictable schedule helps keep them comfortable and calm. Babies grow and thrive really well when they have routines.

When to start a bedtime routine for your baby

It is never too early or too late to start a bedtime routine for your baby. You can start when your baby is around 6 to 8 weeks old. Start by following a set pattern every night. Your baby will be happy to have consistency and predictability. Pick up baby cues, and try to revolve your strategy around that. Your schedule should be flexible with the changing needs of baby development stages. Understand problem spots like separation anxiety, protests before sleep, and manoeuvre around them in a manner that suits your baby best.

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