baby sleep routine paying dividends

It occurred to me the other night after we put the boys to bed, that bedtime is now much less stressful than it used to be. In fact, it’s actually quite a nice time of day – starting with pyjamas on, hands and faces washed, teeth brushed then the goodnight hugs and night-nights. It seems to have been a slow transition from a routine that could take up our whole night – to a twenty minute activity. We still follow our guidelines for the night time sleep routine – subdued lights, calm voices, warm milk and then picking a favourite book.