I was only giving him a bath every other night for a while(b/c it was winter, we weren't going outside as much and we are also in a drought), but now that it's warmed up a little, I've been trying to make his bath a solid part of his night routine. But I've noticed that while he used to just tolerate his bath(he would barely even own the whole time for a while), he now LOVES it, and has taken to splashing and giggling....which of course I love but it's not really working as "wind down" time. After his bath the past few nights , we went in his room, and he went on this crazy jumping spree, jumping off his bed and onto a comforter...lol, not exactly in "sleepy" mode! So i'm thinking maybe I should give him a spongebath at night and give him a real one in the mornings...although that would mean going straight from the bath to outside again....so I don't know.
I'd love to hear some of your bath/nighttime routines, and how you get your LO's to wind down. TIA!