LLB and I have a GREAT good night routine. And it began when she was very young. We did a bath, a book, a nursing session and then bed. Now the nursing session is gone but instead we read several books and have a sip of water.
I love the routine, I love the ease of it and how natural it feels. I hate when it's rushed and I even feel sad when I know I won't be putting her down (which has only happened a couple times).
LLB has an iPod that plays a specific playlist all night long in her room, it's called the Good Night Moon mix and it's a hodge podge of slow songs that mellow me (and I hope HER) out.
We read the same three books every night, Sleepyhead, Good Night Moon and The Owl and the Pussycat. She loves the books, and loves to find the mouse in the pages of Good Night Moon. I love that she likes book so much and I think she would have me read at least 5 to her if she had her way.
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