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How To Put Baby to Sleep

Your baby’s sleeping habits will change as he grows. Sometimes he’ll sleep a lot, sometimes, not so much. You can help your baby get the sleep he/she needs, and get more sleep yourself, by learning how to establish a good nighttime routine early on. Start a baby bedtime ritual with 3 easy steps!

JOHNSON'S® 3-Step Bedtime Routine: How to Put Baby to Sleep

Johnson’s® 3-Step Bedtime® Routine

  • Warm bath duck icon

    Step 1:Warm
    Bath

  • Soothing massage hands icon

    Step 2:Gentle
    Massage

  • Quiet time moon icon

    Step 3:Quiet
    Time

There’s Science Behind Johnson’s® 3-Step Bedtime® Routine

With over a decade of scientific partnerships with behavior and sleep experts, we know just how important a good night’s sleep is to the overall health, cognitive ability and the mood of your little one—as well as the happiness of the whole family. We evaluated over 300,000 baby sleep profiles, and identified the importance of multisensory bedtime rituals, leading to the development of our clinically proven 3-step Bedtime® Routine.

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Did you know?

Research has shown that routine touch and massage improves sleep quality and quantity when part of a bedtime routine.

The Science of Lullabies

Song plays an essential part in helping your baby drift to sleep. Try one of our lullabies during your baby’s bedtime routine, and check out the video below to learn more about the music featured on our Bedtime® app.

The Science of Baby Lullabies: Bedtime Music | JOHNSON’S®

Get Better Sleep in Just 1 Week!

Download our Bedtime® Baby Sleep App to listen to our Tonight We Sleep™ global lullaby.

Getting your toddler off to bed and sleeping peacefully can often be a challenge. To ensure they get the sleep needed to be healthy and happy, create a bedtime routine that eases them into bed while strengthening the bond you share. As your toddler starts becoming more and more independent and doing so many things for themselves, it's tempting to think of them as "beyond babyhood" or “beyond girlhood.” But keep in mind that they still have many of the same needs they had as a baby. They still need a lot of attention, a lot of cuddling and a lot of sleep. In fact, toddlers need between 12 and 14 hours of sleep in total, usually 11 to 12 hours at night and another 1 to 3 hours during the day.