Mami’s secret weapon for sleep!

So a couple of weeks ago I promised to take you all step by step, day by day through our struggles as we moved Carina back into her own bed in her own room and reclaimed our bed as our own.  But there actually hasn’t been much to document.  There hasn’t been much of a struggle at all.

On the first day, I decided to try using Johnson’s Baby Bedtime Bubble Bath & Wash to start off our bedtime routine.  I was hoping that the calming scent would help in relaxing her and making bedtime easier.  And to my surprise it did!  Carina splashed and played in the bubbles.  She was so excited to get into the tub because of the bubble bath.  Now that was definitely a first.  Typically transitioning into the bedtime routine was very difficult for her and she tried her hardest to stay up all night until my husband and I eventually knocked out.  But with the bubble bath, it made it much easier.  The bubbles stayed in the tub for a while, well I haven’t timed it, but long enough for her to play and tire herself out. 

Carina also tends to have sensitive skin.  Her skin will react to any harsh lotions and also switches in diapers brands in the past has caused issues as well.  So this was very much a concern for me before I used the product.  But according to Johnson’s the bubble bath was “hypo-allergenic” and had been dermatologist approved.  So for the past couple of weeks, since we’ve been using it, I’ve watched her skin closely and she’s had no reactions of any kind to the bubble bath. 

After she comes out of the tub, I massage her lotion onto her body to get her a little more relaxed and then we read my favorite bedtime story, Good Night Moon.  I tuck her in, kiss her goodnight, turn off the light and then off she goes to dream world.  And off I go to enjoy a nice quiet night with my husband.  My husband and I have both been a LOT happier since gaining our privacy back at night, and Carina is sleeping a whole lot better too!    

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Black Hippy
    Mar 30, 2010 @ 04:48:36

    Yay!!!! Glad u got ur bed back lol


  2. Claudia
    May 19, 2010 @ 15:08:18

    I used that same bubble bath with my son. So soothing; I loved it so much I used it myself! And in my son’s case, after the warm bath came Enya’s cd. He slept like a baby should!


    • latinabella
      May 23, 2010 @ 03:53:50

      Wow, that is an awesome idea! I never thought to try it myself and Enya sounds so relaxing! I’m going to have to try that as well. Thanks for the tip Claudia! 🙂


  3. Monica
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 21:58:50

    What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing a peek at your joy.

    Besos y abrazos
    Monica @mlvlatina


  4. Jennifer
    Jul 30, 2010 @ 22:56:38

    Try a teaspoon of benydryl, lol!!


    • latinabella
      Jul 31, 2010 @ 15:25:38

      I have tried that before! lol. But we actually used to have to give that to my oldest routinely to sleep (prescribed by doctor) and it has a negative side effect of making them constipated! Which we didn’t discover for a couple of months and his bowel movements have never been the same since… so I don’t like to resort to that… only if necessary. 🙂


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