The 5 B’s to a successful bedtime routine for your baby!

I’m often asked, “How do you do it?” I don’t know if they mean survive single mom hood or ever have a moment to myself. The answer is clear; a good bedtime routine. I like to call it my 5 B’s. It works like a charm and I never have to worry about my daughter, Kianna going right to sleep. We’ve all heard the horror stories and seen the Super Nanny episodes where the kids get out of bed, slam doors, whine and cry and refuse to go to sleep. I did NOT want that to be me! Here are my 5 B’s.

1.  Bath (every other night is just fine)

2. Bottle (we call it “Bobby” but it’s a sippy cup of warm milk now)

3. Brush (been brushing her teeth since I saw the first one come in)

4. Book (2 books)

5. Bed (done, works like a charm. I sing and hum her favorite melody as I leave)

Kianna peacefully asleep after reading to herself.



  1. Dawn Kozash · November 13, 2012

    You are a fantastic mom Kathy!!!! And when Kianna gets older she will realize all that you have done for her!!!

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      Hi there! Thank you for the comment. I know there are several mommy bloggers out there but I can’t think of any right off the bat. What type of topics are you interested in? Have a great day and thank you!

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      Thank you very much! My daughter and soon-to-be step daughter love this routine and although they are almost 5, I still use it. 😉

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