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How To Build An Effective Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

4. Try Lavender Lotion Or Oil
A quick massage before bed is a great way to let baby know it’s time to relax and Dr. Bailey pointed out that lavender has a calming effect. While it's easy to turn the routine into a marathon, even a 30-second rubdown after the diaper change will signal to baby it's almost bedtime with repetition.