Checklist: Ways to Signal It's Bedtime for Baby

Creating a consistent pre-sleep routine will ease baby into a night of restful sleep. Incorporate one or more of the following ideas in the same order each night.

___ Give baby a warm, soothing bath.

___ Moisturize and massage baby afterward if he enjoys it.

___ Sing a lullaby or play soft music.

___ Read or tell a story, or say prayers.

___ Say goodnight to lovey and other favorites in his room.

___ Kiss baby and tuck him into his crib.

Excerpted from the Ages & Stages weekly baby newsletter, Week 26.

Originally published on, April 2006.

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

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