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Bedtime routines are not only an essential part of healthy sleep for baby, but for parents, too. By establishing a routine, baby learns to fall asleep on their own—and comfort themselves back to sleep without the need for you to soothe them by rocking or lying next to them.

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Read a favorite fairy tale as bedtime story

Books are a favorite way to wind down with baby, but it doesn’t mean you’re stuck reading the same bedtime stories over and over again. Share your favorites from growing up, such as one of Disney’s fairy tales, to make bedtime stories just as fun for you too.

 

Sing a sweet lullaby or song

Don’t limit yourself to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or The Wheels on the Bus. Have some fun turning your guilty pleasure songs into lullabies so you can share your love of music with baby. Use YouTube on your phone to do a quiet karaoke, or test your memory to sing songs acapella in their entirety.

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Ensure baby is sleeping in a safe setting

Safe sleep doesn’t have to mean no-fun sleep. Even though there should be nothing in the crib, including loose blankets, a Disney Baby collection by HALO® SleepSack® or Swaddle makes for safe sleep with an added personal touch.

Projector designs

A light projector can add another soothing element for baby, and some even include a white noise maker. Projections like stars and moons turn baby’s room into a nighttime oasis and can help them fall back asleep if they wake up.

The bedtime routine not only establishes healthy sleep patterns but also offers a special bonding experience for you and your baby. And just as your baby is like no other, your personalized touch is unique and strengthens your bond—while adding a little bit of magic as well.