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Calvin’s Bedtime Recipe

We have a pretty consistent bedtime routine for Calvin which we began when he was a newborn and we haven’t altered it much since.  The order may vary slightly from night to night, but all the components remain the same.

Recipe for a Good Night’s Sleep


♦ 1 pre-bedtime nursing session

♦ 5 minutes on the potty, immediately followed by 1 night time diaper.

♦ 1 pair of pajamas

♦ A dash of Goodnight Moon or God Bless Me.

♦ 1 continuous white noise generator set to ocean waves mixed with 1 soft blue nightlight.

♦ 2 lullabies (I Love You Forever sung by Mommy and I See the Moon sung by Daddy)

♦ 1 evening prayer

Mix with snuggles, kisses, and hugs.  Apply favorite blankie.

Let set overnight, and greet in the morning with more hugs and kisses.


1 well-rested and happy baby and 2 well-rested and grateful parents

This is an original Traveling with Baby post by Dr. Dolly.

2 Responses

  1. I love this posting! Thanks for posting such a sweet entry today. I needed this to bring a smile to my face today 🙂


  2. […] we did Calvin’s bedtime routine tonight, I got so choked up that I couldn’t sing his lullabye.  I wish that I could absorb […]

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