Product Type: Johnson's baby products
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Essential for Bedtime!
Johnson's Bedtime Bath
Member Name: northernlovely
Johnson's Bedtime Bath
Advantages: Smells lovely, works well
Disadvantages: None at all
No matter who you turn to for baby advice - be it parents, friends, magazines or the internet, there is one piece of advice which spans all areas - you need to get your baby into a routine as soon as you can. At first, we were slaves to our newborn daughter, but from two months onward, we established a good night-time routine which sees us bath her at 6pm, feed her at 6.30, and she goes to bed at 6.45.
And at night, there's nothing we like better to use than Johnson's Baby Bedtime Bath. In the day when she is washed we use either Johnson's Baby Bath, or Johnson's Baby Top to Toe Wash. But we always stick to Baby Bedtime Bath with it's lovely scent, as it's part of her established routine, and it works.
We received our first 500ml bottle of Baby Bedtime Bath in a Johnson's carry case as a gift from my sister, and subsequent bottles are purchased from Boots at a cost of £2.85 - I've not yet found anywhere to buy it cheaper unlike Baby Bath which I can get in Poundland.
The bottle is in a lilac tone with a picture of a baby on the front and the slogan 'helps your baby sleep better'. To use, all you need to do is drop a small amount into the running bathwater - a little goes a very long way, as it foams up into a lovely, creamy white soft mass of bubbles.
The smell is lovely. It's been trademarked as 'Naturacalm', and it's a mix of lavender and chamomile, both are renowned for being soothing scents which help us drift into a peaceful slumber - my dad swears by a sprig of lavender in the pillowcase as a remedy for insomnia. It's such a soothing scent, that I have to admit to pinching a bit of this bubble bath when my daughter's gone to bed :)
Since we started this routine my daughter now goes to bed at 6.45 regular as clockwork and though she isn't yet sleeping through, she falls into a deep and peaceful sleep, waking once or twice to be fed, and after she's been fed, she goes back down without any fuss or bother whatsoever. I like the idea that the different scent of Baby Bedtime bath lets her know her bedtime routine is starting, and she always sticks to it good as gold.
The bubbles stay for the duration of the bath no matter how much splashing around she does, and they are gentle on her delicate skin, too. She doesn't have any cradle cap, and I always wash her head (she doesn't have much hair) in the bubbles and rinse it off before I take her out of the bath (I do it last as she hates having her face washed!). When I take her out and pat her dry, her skin smells fragrant, is soft, and doesn't dry out. My hands, too, are left soft and supple.
A bottle lasts us a month, and if £2.85 is the price we have to pay for a happy, routined baby then it's cheap at half that. I'd highly recommend this to any new parent wanting to get their baby into 'bedtime mode'.
A very well deserved five out of five for giving me my evenings back and a few hours of sleep, too!
Summary: Worth every penny!
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