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Hi friends! I hope you are all having a great week. We are over here still adjusting to life with a newborn. While life with a newborn is never the same each day, one thing we always try to keep the same is our nighttime routine. Our nighttime routine with JOHNSON’S® is super crucial for getting Henry to sleep and having him stay asleep through the night, we’ve definitely learned this the hard way. We implemented our routine when Henry was 4 weeks old and he started sleeping 4-5 hours straight and now at 11 weeks old he sleeps through the night up to 10-12 hours. Keep reading to see our nighttime routine with JOHNSON’S®.
Our Nighttime Routine:
Every night before our routine begins, feeding and playtime is a must. Brad and I spend about an hour to an hour and a half playing with Henry to help burn some of his energy. Our playtime is getting more and more exciting now that he is starting to smile and really understand what’s going on around him. Playtime consists of peek-a-boo, rattles, and toys with lights and sounds. Usually, our playtime only lasts for 20 minutes or so before Henry starts to lose interests. Once his interests start to go, it’s time to eat. Brad and I have noticed that before bed, Henry will eat and eat and eat, which we encourage so Henry gets nice and full before bed. This allows him to sleep during the night since he isn’t waking every 2-3 hours to eat.
Next up, is bathtime. Bathtime typically starts between 7:00 and 8:00 since our routine takes roughly an hour, depending on the night and how tired Henry is. Brad and I always do bathtime together. Since Brad doesn’t get home until 4:30, he only gets few hours with Henry before he goes to bed. This is the perfect way for him to get a little bit more time with him. Plus, using JOHNSON’S® products makes bath time so much more fun. We decided to choose gentle and use JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Wash and JOHNSON’S® Head to Toe Wash as Henry’s skincare products, especially since they are now even gentler than before. Brad and I just can’t get enough of how good the JOHNSON’S® products smell, especially the JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Wash smells. The lavender is not only a great scent but it helps calm and soothes Henry so that he’s ready to drift off to sleep.
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Our next step in our nighttime routine consists of moisturizing. Out of all of the baby lotions, JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Lotion is our favorite. The decision to use JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Lotion was as easy as choosing the JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Wash. I just love the way Henry’s skin feels. That baby soft skin is just so perfect. To help get Henry warmed up after getting dried off, we rub and massage JOHNSON’S® Bedtime Lotion into his skin. This boy takes after his mama and just loves being massaged. Now that he is starting to smile, Brad and I can really tell that he loves his nightly massages. Now that he is all moisturized and smelling like lavender, it’s time to put on his jammies and prepare for our last step in our nighttime routine.
Bedtime Story //
This just may be my favorite part of our whole routine. I just love snuggling our sweet boy, under a blanket, and rocking him until he falls asleep while Brad reads to him. Reading has always been super important to me and I want Henry to enjoy reading as much as I do. Each night Brad and I both pick out a book for us to read to him. Sometimes we read individual books and some nights we read poems and short stories.
Growing up my mom used only JOHNSON’S® products on me and my sister. Since having Henry, I’m now the 3rd generation to use JOHNSON’S® products in my family and I’m so excited. When it came down to decide which baby bath and skincare products we would be using, JOHNSON’S® was a no-brainer for me and my husband, especially since there are no parabens, no phthalates, and are hypoallergenic. I just love JOHNSON’S®-from the fragrance to the quality- and I can’t imagine using any other product on Henry.
Did you know that JOHNSON’S® is new and improved? Rather than having the traditional caps, JOHNSON’S® switched to easy to use pumps that makes applying so much easier since you only need to use one hand. As moms, being able to use only one hand seriously makes a huge difference. To go along with their easy to use pumps, JOHNSON’S® has 50% fewer ingredients, is free of dyes, and sulfates and is more naturally derived. JOHNSON’S® never stops raising the bar when it comes to what’s best for baby – our unwavering commitment to safety and innovation is the foundation for everything we do.
PIN FOR LATER!
Now that our babe has drifted off to sleep, it’s time to turn on country music and place Henry in his bassinet so he can sleep tight and have sweet dreams. And just like that, we’ve gotten our sweet boy to sleep. While the process may seem long and some steps may seem unnecessary to you, but this is what works for us.