Nora’s Bathtime Routine & Bathtime Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 09/1/2012

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to: Reva (yamoo1988@…)

As many of you know, we’ve had quite the time trying to get Nora to sleep… EVER! However, one thing we’ve been doing every night she was only about 2 months old (in attempts to help her sleep better) is a relatively simple bathtime / bedtime routine.

We personally feel like this helps to calm her down and “signal” that we’re starting the bed-time process — even if it does take her 3 more hours to actually fall asleep.

It doesn’t work every night, but this girl LOVES her baths, so it’s worth it!

Every evening after dinner, Dave gives her a nice warm bath and lets her splash around for a bit. Then we bring her into her nursery with the lights down low, change her diaper, put lotion on, and get her PJ’s on. We read a couple books, I feed her, and she falls asleep.

Then we pray that she STAYS asleep 🙂

The whole process takes about 30 minutes and it’s a great chance for Dave and I to each spend a little one-on-one time with Nora. Plus I feel like we’re instilling some sort of routine into her day  — which is definitely good for her, and it sure makes me happy.

Isn’t she cute! 

For one of my shower gifts, I got a big set of Johnson & Johnson bath-time products — and we’ve been using them every night for the past 9 months. My favorite is the Lavender bedtime bath products because I love the smell… or maybe it’s because I’m hoping it will make Nora sleepy.

Either way, baby bath products are a super practical (and clutter-free) gift idea for any new mom, or anyone you know with small children. And for a limited time, Johnson & Johnson is offering a special Baby Essential Pack that would make such a perfect gift. The set is available only at Walmart and through September 14.

The Baby Essentials Special Pack includes Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Wash, Johnson’s Shampoo, Johnson’s Baby Bubble Bath, and Desitin Creamy.

Oh, and just because Nora loves her bathtime SO much, I’m giving away a huge set of baby bathtime goodies — which includes the Johnson’s Baby Essentials Pack.

The Giveaway:

Today, one lucky reader will win a Johnson & Johnson prize pack; full of bath-time goodies for any baby in your life. The pack includes:  

  • Johnson’s baby essentials special pack
  • Johnson & Johnson tote
  • Neutrogena beach ball
  • Froggy wash mit
  • Bath tub toy organizer
  • Tub lights
  • Foam letters

How to Enter:

1. {required} Leave a comment on this postWhat is/was your favorite baby bathtime routine or activity? And if you don’t have a baby, just tell me who you would give this prize pack to if you win! 

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.


(1) Johnson’s prize pack as described above.

This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 9/03/2012 and is open to US residents, 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery and feel free to contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

This post is part of a sponsorship on BabyCenter. I received a free sample of the products and additional compensation for the purpose of this review.


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  1. Holli


    My 13 mos old has always loved everything about bath time and she now signs “bath” when she is ready for it!

  2. Shante Robinson


    If I won this Bathtime Giveaway, I would give it to myself because I am pregnant with a baby boy and due at the end of September! I am very excited and looking forward to bonding with my baby while giving him baths. I will take a lot of pictures to send to my husband who is currently stationed overseas until next year!

  3. Carrie


    We have always gone with the 4 B’s = Bath, Books, Bottle, Bed!

  4. Krista


    I would give this prize pack to my best friend Sara, she just had her baby this February and she loves her “tubby time”!

  5. Brenda


    I love teaching my boys how to splash the water. They always made the best surprised and happy faces! Oh, and that it was bed time soon after!!!

  6. Lori


    I’d give the prize pack to my co-worker.

  7. Nita Ronyak


    I love playing with toy boats in the bathtub with 1 year old grandchild, Blaze. He likes to make engine noises as we drive the boats, and sometimes the larger boats carry the baby boats around in the water. I want him to enjoy his bath time as a fun time of the day!

  8. MJ Gerd


    The last thing we do as the lights go out is sing a couple of quiet songs.

  9. Amy


    Love your giveaways….Thank you! I love they way my children smell after a bath…so cuddly!

  10. Nanete


    I usually give our youngest her bath at nighttime and she loves to splash in her tub.

  11. maryellen


    I would give this to my friend who is starting over after 15 years between her girls!!! She is teaching her daughter to drive while pregnant!!! Fertility issues has been the reason for the gap and never thought that she would get the blessing to raise another girl. She has nothing left and this would be well needed!!

  12. Courtney


    I would be giving this to a friend that just spent 15 hours in labor with her first child. I think she needs any help she can get. 😉

  13. Meagan Bailey


    My Michael is 2. When he was 6 months to a year old we would give him a bath with johnson and johnson’s lavender baby wash, dress him in his pjs, give him a bottle or cup of will, and rock him to sleep singing this little light of mine. He still has to have a cup of after bath and rock. If we try to sing now he will not go to sleep instead he sings along. I miss the old days.

    Meagan Bailey

  14. Jeannette


    I love smelling her warm, damp hair as I read her bedtime stories to her.

  15. Mindy C


    I’d give it to a friend who just delivered her baby last week!

  16. Annette


    One of the nurses where I work is having her first baby this month..would love to give this to her!