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Benefits of taking a bath before bedtime

Before we all sleep, we want to be relaxed so that the moment we touch the pillow our eyes close and we instantly fall asleep, but what really happens is that we are usually stressed or remarkably busy and do not take a break before bed, we simply conclude some activity and directly to bed.

Liliana Amaro –Children’s Sleep Coach has many recommendations before going to bed and among the main ones is “taking a bath before bed” and in the following paragraphs we will focus on why this suggestion. 

As adults and parents, we are always on the move, on the street surrounded by people and exposed to the outside so when night comes it is Ideal to refresh and clean ourselves and even more so in this time of Pandemic.

Taking a bath will make us take a break and have a transition between any activity and going to sleep. The bath can help us relax and the hot shower water dulls the external senses and directs attention to internal thoughts. And this state of consciousness promotes creative thinking.” And it gives us a sense of relaxation, we can use this precious moment to think about everything and conclude the thoughts of the day. When we go to bed clean, smelling clean we feel better and ready to relax.

It is important to mention that the water temperature will be equivalent to the climate where we are. And if you have a chance to take a tub bath that is better and much more relaxing.

In Adolescents the bath before going to sleep also promotes a conclusion to the activities of the day, can be that moment of detachment from technology, and continues with the good habit of hygiene.

For the little ones Liliana Amaro recommends bathing before going to sleep as part of the night routine. If the baby is extremely active it is likely that the bath relaxes the baby and makes this process easy. This process must be an effective process with the aim of calming and relaxing the baby. When bathing an overtired baby while crying it is likely that the bath is an activity without success. We want the bath time to be a pleasant moment for all to enjoy and relax.

About the author

Liliana Amaro

Liliana Amaro

International Children Sleep Coach
(Breastfeeding Advisor, Child Massage Instructor, Baby Sign Language Instructor)

I’m Liliana Amaro the founder of Zzleep My Baby and certified as Child & Baby Sleep Consultant, Brisbane based; but currently servicing Internationally covering many regions in Australia, North and South America, Europe and Asia. Zzleep my baby was established to provide support to parents with newborn babies, infants, toddlers, twins and kids under 10 who struggle to sleep at night.

Born in México City, Mother of three Zelda, Inka and León. My journey as Baby Sleep Consultant began with the arrival of my first daughter Zelda, as a first-time mum was excited for her arrival, but of course never researched about infant sleep routines. When she was born, I dedicated myself to care for her day and night, without any experience or help got a general advice from the hospital and I began to wake up and feed my daughter every three hours even when she was asleep, I did this for months. My exhaustion and tiredness were extreme, as a result, Zelda got into the habit of waking several times during the night and as she grew up the night wakings were much more frequent, also it was not possible for her to sleep or resettle without being rocked or fed; more months passed, and I began to suffer extreme sleep deprivation. I used to work full time as an Architect, and it was extremely hard to keep my concentration and complete my tasks while being so tired.

One day sitting at my desk exhausted and almost in tears, I decided to end this situation. I researched for help finding a Sleep Consultant expert that since that moment changed my life forever. Whit her methodology I learned different sleep gentle techniques. We applied the most suited method and followed a sleep routine and plan as close as we could and in less than two weeks, we all were sleeping, Zelda learned to sleep on her own and self-settle.

In March 2015 I completed my certification by learning the techniques and methodologies created by the Coach that helped me, since then I have been fortunate to help several families in many parts of the world (Australia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon etc.) with newborns, twins, babies, and children up to 5 years old sleep alone and throughout the night. Within the skills as a sleep consultant, we can help a baby to leave the pacifier, avoid continuous awakenings, resetting naps, sleep time without

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