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

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    Step 1:Warm

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    Step 2:Gentle

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    Step 3:Quiet

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.

Around the 3-month mark, your baby will start to sleep for longer stretches at night – which means you’ll also get a little more sleep than before. Baby sleep rhythms begin to develop at around 6 weeks, and most babies are developmentally capable of regular sleep-wake cycles by 3 to 6 months. As your baby begins to understand the difference between night and day, it’s the perfect time to help improve his/her sleep-time routine