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If I can’t bathe baby nightly, how will he get to sleep?

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    ask our nurses

    Ah, the possibilities! We’ve got a full list of parent-tested, nurse-approved ideas for you:

    1. Replace that warm bath with a massage most nights of the week. Warm baby-specific lotion in your hands, gently kneading and stroking baby while you talk, sing lullabies or simply make quiet sounds that are soothing to his ears
    2. Follow massage with cuddle time in a cozy chair or rocker, nursing baby for the last time before sleep
    3. If baby remains alert, softly read or tell a story or two
    4. Hum a lullaby
    5. Hold baby and stroke his face, hands and cheeks until he’s ready to drift off
    6. Gently place him in his crib and place a sweet goodnight kiss

    Who needs a bath every night when you’ve got that kind of closeness to look forward to?!

    Ask Our Nurses
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