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

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Anonymous asked 1 year ago

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

1 Answers
Elika Roohi Staff answered 1 year ago

Ah, the possibilities! We’ve got a full list of parent-tested, nurse-approved ideas for you:
1. Replace that warm bath with 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 their 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 their face, hands, and cheeks until they’re ready to drift off
6. Gently place your baby in their crib and give them a sweet goodnight kiss
Who needs a bath every night when you have that kind of closeness to anticipate!