Nighttime Routine

Bath Time

Bath time with little Rio Dash is one of my favorite moments of the day. It’s something that he throughly enjoys and it helps relax him in the evenings before bed. I’m a huge fan of lavender and often add lavender oil to a diffuser and place it in the bathroom during our evening baths. He’s too young to add essential oils to his skin so I use Aveeno Lavender & Vanilla Calming Comfort Bath and Lotion. Not only does it smell amazing but the calming affect it has on the baby is amazing. Now that we are past the 6 week mark, I have developed a perfect nighttime routine that has him sleeping through the night! Continue to read down below to find out what works for us.

The Routine

I try to have the same routine every evening so the baby could sleep through the night with ease. After bath I massage his body with Aveeno Lavender & Vanilla Calming lotion and get him dressed. We then play a little with a few stimulation toys, do tummy time and chat a little. This is a lot for a two month old so he’s typically exhausted after this. I then nurse until he falls asleep, swaddle him and place him in a bassinet that is located next to my bed in my room. This routine has managed to put him to sleep for 9 hours straight! He goes down at 9pm and wakes to feed at 6am. He will sleep for an additional two hours afterwards. I found that the calming affect of Aveeno Calming bath and lotion go hand and hand with our routine. I also love the way it leaves his skin hydrated and moisturized due to it’s Active Natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal.
Do you have a favorite night time routine or product for your newborn? I would love to hear about it.

Photography by George Elder


  1. July 1, 2017 / 6:52 AM

    so cute! Could you please check out our blog if you have time. Ly:*

  2. July 1, 2017 / 12:10 PM

    So sweet. I’d love to have a second child too!

  3. July 1, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    Gorgeous photos! I have to try that lotion for my newborn once he/she arrives. Thanks for sharing!

  4. July 18, 2017 / 3:34 PM

    He is just precious! Aveeno calming comfort lavender is my favorite for night time baths for my little miss (she’s 6 months old).
    PS, that couch/bench is fabulous!

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