My girlfriend had a baby shower last year and I put together a really cute gift that included all of the essentials for a great bedtime routine.
I started by writing out a rhyme on each tag I attached to each item that I was including in the bedtime basket. I numbered each tag so she would know what order to do them in as she got baby ready for bed.
First, we would do a bath to get baby ready for bed, so I bought baby wash and tied the tag around the neck of the bottle. Then I included a towel for after bath to get cozy and warm. Lotion is the next tag I created, because we would always do lotion and diapers and jammies!
Then I had my son’s favorite bedtime book with the tag sticking out of the book like a bookmark. We had my son in a Halo sleep sack until he was over two years old, so I swear by them! I included a swaddle sleep sack because the velcro makes them the best for swaddling babies quickly.
Finally, I included a bottle of wine for the mama to enjoy once baby goes to bed!