Establishing a bedtime routine is very important in the overall context of sleep. Children can become very stimulated in the evening even though their drive for sleep can be high. Melatonin is at its highest but if naps have been short, so is the cortisol. This is where over tiredness can kick in and take over. Here is my step by step guide to the ideal bedtime routine for a baby of 6 months and above;
Remember consistency is key. By having a repetitive bedtime routine your child will know that bedtime is coming and know what to expect!