Putting little ones to bed can be a real challenge at times, and this is especially true if they are full of energy. I should know because I have babysat often and can remember how many times I tried putting children to bed at a decent time.
However, overtime I learned that soothing baths before bed helped calm a child right down and this is when bath time before bedtime became part of the babysitting routine I used when watching the little members of my family on a regular basis. In fact, my little cousins loved the routine and loved the bath, but only because it was made with my calming bedtime bath soak for children.
Organic Ingredients Needed
The ingredient I use to make a batch of calming soak are six cups of goat’s milk powder, two cups of baking soda, one cup each of sea salt and calamine powder, ten drops each of lavender oil and chamomile oil, and five drops each of jasmine oil and calendula oil. These ingredients help bring soothing nourishment to children’s skin while also having a calming comforting effect on their minds and bodies so they can begin to relax and get to bed with ease as soon as they get out of the bath.
The materials needed to make the soak are a fun container children will love to store the homemade bath product inside, a large mixing bowl and a large mixing spoon to combined the ingredients with. You will also want to get a bath soak scooping spoon to store in the container with the product to help get it out easily when needed. All these materials you can get at a craft store or dollar store nearest you.
Creating the Product
The way I make the lovely bath product for children is by carefully measuring out all the ingredients and pouring them into the mixing bowl. Then, I take the mixing spoon and combine them together well until they are evenly distributed. Next, pour the soak into the container, seal it up and store it near the bathtub for easy use at bath time.
Making the Bath for Children
The best way I find to make the calming bath for the little ones is by filling up a bathtub halfway with warm water and adding in a cup of the bath soak. Sometimes I even let the little ones add it into the bath themselves to make it a bit more fun for them. The children enjoy watching it dissolve into the water creating a milky calming bath with light frothy foam on top. As soon as the bath is made, I have the children get in and soak and play in the tub for at least thirty minutes. I find thirty minutes is enough time for them to breathe in the calming sweet floral aroma that releases from the bath while they are in it soaking away.
However, I always stay near just in case one of them slips and falls or begins to doze off in the tub. It’s always important as they adult or parent to keep an eye on your children while they bath and this is especially true for real little ones.
As soon as the bath is over, I grab them a towel, have them dry off and get their pajamas on them. After, we head to their beds and read bedtime stories until they fall asleep, which is usually pretty quick do to the calming properties the soak provided during bath time.
Some children may be allergic to the ingredients placed into this soak so make sure you do not use it in a bath for children who could potentially have an allergic reaction to it. If you are unsure about a child’s allergies, never use something or give a child something you are unsure about. Always ask a parent first. However, I have not run into this problem with this bath soak yet, but that’s because the little ones I watch do not have allergies.
The next time you cannot get your little ones to sleep during bedtime, try making up a batch of this calming soak and making a bath with it for them. I know a warm bath made with this lovely homemade calming remedy relaxes the little ones in my life, right down before bedtime.