Bath-time is one of my favourite times of the day along with bedtime. Not because I can finally have some rest from the oh so active children, but because it’s a nice time to reflect on the day and have a wind down. Having bath time is not part of our everyday bedtime routine, when Jack was given his eczema diagnosis we were advised not to bath every evening and we stick to bathing around 3 times a week. Obviously if they are super dirty we go against this.
Our bedtime routine isn’t exactly the smoothest with both Jack or Isla, in fact Isla doesn’t really have a routine it’s more of a go-with-the-flow attempt. However, it generally has some flow to it.
On an evening with bath time we enjoy a lovely splash around within the bath and clean them up, at the moment they bathe together as it makes my life a little easier. I then leave Jack for a last splash around and play whilst I take Isla and get her ready for bed and attempt to feed her to sleep. This doesn’t always go to plan. I then get Jack out, brush teeth, pop his pyjamas on and give him a bedtime story then cross my fingers he falls asleep not long after, again not always to plan.
Other evenings I get both children ready for bed and place them both in Jacks bed for a story and then take Isla and feed her to sleep so not too much different.
However as I’m sure with lots of children they don’t always want to sleep, Jack often kicks up a fuss as he’s not tired, or he doesn’t like his bed is another classic. With Isla, well she’s a baby and sometimes she’s just not happy being alone.
Over the next two weeks I’m going to try out the JOHNSON’S® 3-step Bedtime Routine which consists of a bath, massage and quiet time. I’m excited to get started and see any differences in which are made with our bedtime routine and sleep, in which I’ll share with you at the end. I’ve received some JOHNSON’S® Bedtime products to use in connection with this which I will write about too.
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