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Bedtime Stories

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Babies crave routine (most adults do too). Routines help them feel safe, secure and relaxed. Our ideal bedtime goes something like this: At 7:30ish PM, wash up, essential oil up, put on pajamas, sing (sometimes rock), bless & say goodnight.

We have nights where all goes wrong. Bedtime is late. Routine is not prioritized. Baby is overtired. Which equals many cries, protests and confusion (for everyone).

We have peaceful & timely nights. Where routine goes smoothly and we do everything that helps baby prepare for nighttime sleep. Then we listen in awe of the silence.

Though most nights are a mix. We have found that the common factor in the routine for bedtime success seems to be this little essential oil duo:

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P.S. I put a drop of lavender on baby’s feet before a doctor appointment and he was able to happily hang out in his carseat for the duration of the appointment!

P.P.S. — I like this routine for better sleep too, for myself I add Cedarwood (two drops to the back of my head) which is high in sesquiterpenes – a chemical constituent in EO that increases the amount of oxygen to the pineal (responsible for releasing melatonin)  & pituitary gland (controls most of our hormone function). Sending the signal for more endorphins to be secreted, cleanses neurotransmitters and increases antibodies!

Cedarwood

 

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