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Should Your Bedtime Routine Include a Bath?

I remember being in the hospital, hours after my baby’s birth, giving him a bath and then trying to breastfeed. It didn’t go well since he was so sleepy from the bath! It is true that a bath will make a newborn sleepy. The bath is similar to the soothing conditions the baby experienced in the womb.
Dr. Sarah Mitchell
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Baby Bedtime Routine 5 – 10 minutes

Infant Bedtime Routine 5 – 10 minutes. If you can methodically do these tasks in the same order, that helps. This infant bedtime routine should take no more than 5 minutes. Babies love consistency and predictability.
Dr. Sarah Mitchell
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Should toddlers pick their bedtime?

I’m a firm believer in an earlier bedtime. From my sleep consulting experience, the most common mistakes parents make, is putting their infant or toddler to sleep too late.
Dr. Sarah Mitchell