Bedtime has always been a bit sacred in our house. It’s the one thing in our day that never changes. Ever since Frog was tiny we’ve followed the same routine: bath, PJs, milk, story, bed. Now that her sister’s here she’s just slotted into the same familiar routine.
I won’t lie and pretend that I always love bedtime. In fact, there are many, many days when I’d pay good money for someone else to take over bedtime duty. But I know that, once the girls are big, it’s a little piece of our day I’ll probably miss. There’s something kind of soothing about the predictable. No matter how long the day has been or how tired we all are, everything calms down once that bath water’s running.
For something that plays such a big role in our every day, it’s not a thing I’ve ever documented or written about. It’s just a bit… boring. I mean – bedtime is bedtime, right?
I’ve been really aware of the passing of time recently. The arrival of my baby girl has reminded me how quickly the seasons of babydom and childhood pass. It feels like yesterday that she was born, but she’s 16 weeks old (today) already. So I thought I’d document a bedtime in our house. It’s totally normal and ordinary, but it’s OUR ordinary. Which makes it special.
The Gro Company sent us a Grobag Baby Sleeping Bag to try out. We used these with Frog four years ago and, second time around, our Grobag has become an important feature of the bedtime routine yet again. There are a load of different designs to choose from, but I’m particularly partial to the Kissing Bunnies design by Anorak. It keeps baby girl warm because she can’t kick the covers off, plus she stays cosy during night feeds.
Anyway, for the first time in four and a half years, we actually managed to capture our bedtime on film last night. Here’s a two minute video showing something that happens every single night in our house. But there’s beauty in the ordinary. Well, I think so anyway.
Disclosure: Thanks to The Gro Company for sending us a Kissing Bunnies Grobag to review.
Fritha Strickland says
Such a cute video Molly and I loved the Gro Company bags with Wilf too, actually seeing them makes me feel nostalgic for those times again! x
Oh I used to love growbags, I love the little worm feeling they give – so snuggly! This video has made me really broody!
Ghislaine Forbes says
Beautiful video. No crying, tantrums, splashing, wet floor…..mmmmmmmmmmmm, love ma x
They only do that when you’re doing bathtime Mum!
Ah I love the video, that will be so nice to look back on in the future. I also love love love the kissing rabbits gro bag, very cute x
It’s very cute isn’t it?! I love the print. Quite fancy it for my own bedding!
Oh that’s so sweet, and such a lovely moment to have captured, there are few things cuter than babies sleeping in the rugby post position!!
I agree – sleeping babies in that position are VERY cute!
Jess @ Along Came Cherry says
Grobags are THE best baby invention, I don’t know how anyone used to manage without them! x
is it ok to say your video made me cry? It’s so, well, perfect. I love the feeling of my little girl in her ‘packet’ as we call them. The heavy weight against my body of her falling into sleep. Best bit. x
Adele @ Circus Queen says
Oh my goodness! Loved that video. They are both so cute and I got a bit emotional watching that. I find bedtime boring too but I know I’ll miss it. My kids only get a bath once or twice a week, though. Lovely grobag.
Oh I’ve always loved the Anorak range – didn’t realise they now did grobags!!
We always did the exact same bedtime routine with the girls every day when they were little – we’re not so fussed for them now they’re all bigger, but will be starting again with Vega soon!
We were a huge lover of Grobags when G was a baby – they’re such a brilliant and safe way to keep them warm at night. Loved watching this video, as you know from my comment over on YouTube!
Kirsty Wyatt says
We love grobags in this house and actually have that exact one that Mollie is wearing. The bunny design is adorable.
Anabelle is 2.5 years old and still insists on going in a grobag as opposed to using a quilt or blankets.
Oh. I want a bath. Do you bath EVERY day??