Learn the JOHNSON’S® 3-Step Bedtime Routine

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JOHNSON'S® 3-Step Bedtime Routine: How to Put Baby to Sleep

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    Step 1:Warm

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    Step 2:Baby

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    Step 3:Quiet

There’s Science Behind JOHNSON’S® 3-Step Bedtime Routine

A good night’s sleep is scientifically proven to improve the overall health, cognitive ability, mood and happiness of you and your little one. We’ve worked with researchers, scientists and sleep experts and evaluated over 300,000 baby sleep profiles to identify the importance of multisensory bedtime rituals. We’ve developed our clinically proven 3-step JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® Routine to help baby fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

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Most babies don’t sleep for more than two to four hours at a time – day or night. You might be accustomed to sleep deprivation, and some even call it a new mom’s rite of passage. There are ways however, to help ease your newborn into a regular schedule so you can both sleep better and sooner.

Thankfully, after the 3-month mark, you’ll start to notice baby sleeps longer during the night – hooray! Now’s your opportunity to try to get back to a regular-ish sleep schedule. Baby sleep rhythms begin to develop at around 6 weeks, and most babies are developmentally capable of regular sleep-wake cycles by 3 to 6 months. Since you’ve been working to cultivate baby’s understanding of night and day, you’ll find now’s the opportune time to try a few more helpful tricks to improve their sleep-time routine.

Now that baby is becoming a toddler, there are a new set of challenges that you may encounter when trying to get them sleeping peacefully in bed. Continue your bedtime ritual – it’ll help ease them into bed while you’re continuing to strengthen your bond and connection to them. You’ll notice their independence, but they’ll still have many of the same needs as when they’re younger – a lot of attention. Continue to give lots of cuddling and helping them get to sleep through a sustained bedtime ritual. Toddlers will still require 12 to 14 hours of sleep in total: 11 to 12 hours at night and 1 to 3 hours during the day.