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How To Build An Effective Bedtime Routine For Your Baby

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When you're struggling with a baby who won't sleep, it's common advice to tighten up your evening routine. This is because babies (and grown-ups!) do best with a consistent schedule and predictable steps each night before bed.

Even so, it can be confusing as parents to decide what the nightly ritual should look like, especially if we ourselves don't always stick to a strict bedtime. However, taking the time to plan a routine (and then follow through with it) can improve sleep for everyone in your home and is definitely worth the effort.

After all, would you rather spend hours each night getting your little one down or mere minutes? We already know your answer and are ready to help you get smart about your routine with the following tips from Dr. Amelia Bailey, M.D. and Reverie sleep research expert.