Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Sleep App

I have made no secret of the fact that at the grand old age of two years and nine months, Harry was still sleeping in our bedroom. This was due to a combination of reasons, the first being that as the baby of the family, I just haven’t been ready to let him go and secondly, given the fact he is still waking in the night, it was far easier to have him in our room where we can hear him cry and settle him. And yet with his third birthday fast approaching, and the realisation that we can’t keep him in with us forever, we made the move to put him in his own room this month which luckily coincided with the opportunity to trial the Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Sleep App.

The app is something that I wish we had discovered when the children were newborns, allowing you to log your baby’s sleep pattern whilst helping with any difficulties regarding the bedtime routine. Aimed at children aged 7-36 months we were hopeful that it would be just what we needed to get Harry into a new bedtime routine, in his own room, and hopefully allow us all to get a little more sleep!

We were very excited to receive a beautiful hamper from Johnson’s containing everything we need for Harry’s bedtime routine. We have always been fans of Johnson’s products and so using the bedtime range, which is clinically proven to help your baby to sleep better, was a lovely addition to our routine.

The 3-step bedtime routine is easy –

  1. A warm bath. We used the Johnsons baby bath which is so gentle on the skin and beautifully scented.
  2. Baby massage. Using the baby oil or the baby cream we gave Harry a post bath massage, which was a lovely, relaxing experience and also hugely beneficial for his skin which is really suffering at the moment with an eczema flare up.
  3. Quiet time. This was the part that I wasn’t sure how Harry would react to in his new room and yet we put on his night light, just on dim, and used the Baby Sleep App to play some lullabies and he was happy to snuggle down under the novelty of his new duvet.

The app is really simple to use. It was free to download and took just a few moments to set up Harry’s profile.

The app has some impressive features including:

Get your baby’s sleep score

Answer questions based on 5 key factors to get your baby’s sleep analysis score. Your score comes with recommendations on steps you could take to improve your baby’s sleep. Harry’s came out as 54 which is pretty low for his age!

Track your baby’s sleep

Log your baby’s daily sleep habits, including how long they sleep and when they wake, to help you understand your baby’s sleep patterns.

Lullabies and ambient sounds

Help your baby drift off to sleep by adding the baby lullabies to a playlist. This is by far my favourite feature and Harry’s eyes were rolling the very first night we played the lullabies. The only issue we had was that after hearing them, Megan insisted on having them at bedtime too, cue us downloading the app onto Gaz’s phone!

We tried the Johnson’s 3-step bedtime routine along with the Baby Sleep App for one week and found that by day three Harry was far more settled. We had identified his “danger nap” times and found that by bringing his bath time forward an hour we were able to avoid the nap and have him in bed earlier. And the miraculous thing is that he has slept, every night for a week in his own room, with only a couple of wake-ups.

I would definitely recommend the Johnsons Bedtime Baby Sleep App to all parents. Although some of it may seem like common sense, I find it’s far easier to pinpoint sleep issues when they are laid out in front of you. I had been dreading moving Harry to his own room for such a long time and yet actually, it was so much easier than I thought. The hardest part is waking up without his little face beaming up at me, and all of a sudden I’m feeling extremely broody!!!

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44 Comments

  1. March 15, 2017 / 8:16 am

    That routine would lull me to sleep that’s for sure Zzzzzz! #Best&Worst

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Haha the lullabies made me sleepy too! xx

  2. March 15, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    What a great idea for an app! I’ll have to recommend this to my sister who has 2 small kids!

  3. March 15, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Routine is so important. We love lavender products for my sons bath time.

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Good luck! xx

  4. March 15, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    That looks like a really useful app. I think it would put ME to sleep!

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Hahah me too! xx

  5. March 15, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I had no idea that Johnsons had a bath app but I will recommend it to my foster mum for my foster sis who struggles to sleep x

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      It’s so useful, I hope it helps your foster mum! xx

  6. March 16, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Fab idea for an app. At the moment both girls are sleepers for us but I’m sure that’ll change at some point so I’ll have to remember this x

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      I hope they continue to be good sleepers! xx

  7. March 16, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Love the Johnsons bedtime range, we have used it with our children since they were tiny babies and still use it now and my youngest is two. My youngest is also a really bad sleeper who wakes during the night, he had me up four times last night! I am sure it is a last baby thing. I also kept him in my room longer than my girls, he was in our room in a cot until just after his second birthday xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Ahh I think it is a last baby thing too. Harry seems so much younger than the others did at his age, I think I am guilty of keeping him little for longer, but he will ALWAYS be the baby! xx

  8. March 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Oooh I love that bedtime cream, have used it with both the kids. I think I’m going to try this, as Amelia is still crawling in with us in the middle of the night. I’m fine with it, but I wouldn’t mind the bed to ourselves! #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      The app is fab, it just helps you to realise where the pattern of them waking is and also really focus on the routine. Good luck! xx

  9. March 16, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I love an app. If I can do something and it comes with an app I will get it. That hamper looks beautiful! I honestly don’t know how you still have him in your room (although emotionally I get it). We can’t share a room with our girls now even for a night. They both snore and we all end up waking each other up. It’s a nightmare 😉
    #StayClassyMama

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Me too, and there’s an app for everything! I don’t sleep well anyway so it’s usually me awake and he and Gaz snoring away, but I think it was just nice to have him there, just to hold on to his baby days for a moment longer! xx

  10. March 16, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    It is great getting the younger children into a good bedtime routine, isn’t it 🙂 Mine are a lot older now and no chance of an early night. Sounds like a good app.

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Routine is probably the biggest key to a good nights sleep, although Harry has had a blip this weekend and been waking a few times a night! xx

  11. March 16, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Ah I think my daughter would steal the lullabies too! Looks really useful for getting on track. Lovely hamper and I hope you are not too sad with no Harry!! xx Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Hehe I’m sure I will enjoy having our room back, there’s so much more space without the cot for a start! xx

  12. March 17, 2017 / 1:37 am

    Where were these apps when I needed them!? LOL.

    I use all of these products and don’t even have babies. Haha..they smell so great!

    #StayClassyMama

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Haha they do! So lovely for bedtime! xx

  13. March 17, 2017 / 11:47 am

    What a lovely app. I love the smell of the baby products too!

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      Me too, there’s nothing nicer! xx

  14. March 17, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    This is such a good idea. I wish I’d had that when the Tubblet was small

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      I know, me too! xx

  15. March 17, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Sleep deprivation is awful so it’s great to get them to sleep easily. #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Good luck! xx

  16. March 18, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    looks like lovely app! I wish I would know about it when my boy was a newborn but anyway I will give a quick look on it 🙂
    #brillblogposts

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      I know, I find so many things that would have really helped when mine were babies! xx

  17. March 21, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Ooo yea I definitely would have downloaded this when my son was a newborn, I was writing down his sleep patterns in my notes section on my phone and it became increasingly difficult to fill in. The sleep log on this app seems quick and easy to use. We found that we were feeding Bear too much milk during the night and we had to cut this down slowly. Magically three weeks later he was sleeping through the night HALLELUJAH! Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 9:23 am

      Me too! I had a full on spreadsheet at one point, haha!! It’s sods law, you discover the things you desperately needed just when you no longer need them! xx

  18. March 21, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Our middle child didn’t sleep until he was in his 2/s…. it’s not easy! This app sounds really great though with useful resources on it! And the hamper is gorgeous – what a lovely way to drift off to sleep. Thank you for sharing with #BloggerClubUK x

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Harry was doing SO well and then I wrote this post and it all went down hill. I think I took my eye off the ball, back to the app! xx

  19. March 21, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    Glad it is working for you. Sebby seems to have gone backwards and keeps appearing back in our bed

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Oh no! Harry too the last few days, I tempted fate!!! xx

  20. March 30, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I could have done with this app when Emma was a baby. The hamper of products looks beautiful, I’ll look out for them, I’m sure they are available over here too. We need to implement a stricter and earlier bedtime routine . #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      I love Johnson products, especially the bedtime range! xx

  21. March 30, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I absolutely love the smell of the Johnsons bedtime products! I can’t stop cuddling my children when I’ve used it on them! And love the sound of the app, it looks like it would be really useful. x #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Me too! The smell actually makes me feel broody though! xx

  22. March 30, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    When my boy was born the first 6/7 months were hell! (He’s only 9 months now) but he just never slept! We went through a stage of being up every hour of the night and it really was hell. Going from a baby that slept all the time to one that never did was such a shock and I was struggling! It wasn’t until my health visitor told me to just put him in his own room (I kept him with us to make the waking easier) as we could be waking him as much as he is waking us and just let him cry for a bit before giving him his bottle and now THANK GOD he sleeps right through almost 24/7!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Laura Dove
      March 30, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Ahh I’m so glad that he sleeps through for you now! It’s hard sometimes to know what to do for the best, I’ve got friends who put their newborns into their own rooms, and friends who still co-sleep with their four year olds, you just have to do what’s right for you and your baby! xx

  23. March 31, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Great to know that the products helped settle his eczema! My little boys are super skin sensitive as well and often have patches of eczema so i’m leary to try products on them. This sounds great though!! Yeah for you getting more sleep 🙂 We still sleep with our 2 littlest boys – they’re turning 1 tomorrow and 3 in June. I’m in no rush to move them 🙂

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