No matter how clichéd it may sound this was the first thing that I started doing before my child would actually go to sleep. There wasn’t a specific lullaby like the ones that we hear in movies in daily life, instead I would hum random tunes to my toddler and he would slowly fall asleep. He really loved listening to lullabies when he was really small. He would sometime make sounds while I used to hum the tune, I don’t know may be just to imitate me.
It is Dance Night
Well believe it or not I used to dance with my little one before he used to go to sleep. After coming from office I take in arms would dance in he enjoyed it. He used to laugh and then we would go to sleep and he would sleep soundly because of being tired by the continuous laughing. He loved the new moves and steps and things we used to do while dancing.
Drive Me Sleepy
I used to take my kid out for a stroll and he would love every single of bit. Once I took him out in car and from that the strolling ritual turned into a driving ritual. He loved it being the car and whenever we used to head back he would fall asleep. From there on it became a permanent ritual for all of us (my wife, my baby and me) to go on a drive. It also helped us in exploring the city and we used to take him to parks with car and he totally loved it. He would start smiling when I would pick the car keys.
These are the things that developed into ritual before he used to go to sleep. I also used to follow one more ritual which is making him wear diaper before he would go to sleep. This ensured him a sound and healthy sleep, so when he would wake up he would be all active and happy.