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Use bath time as an entertaining way to calm your baby after a busy day. Help make the transition from playtime to bedtime fun. Run a warm bath, grab some bubbles, bath toys, soap and a big soft towel, and head for the bathroom. A few minutes later your baby will be relaxed, clean and dressed for bed. (You may be wet and in need of a comfortable change of clothes, too.) Once you've mopped up, head for the bedroom for a little snuggle time before turning out the lights. (Remember: Never leave your child unattended near any amount of water.)
Put on a 'puppet' show for your child. Create some simple finger puppets, capture his attention and narrate a story. Use these stories to teach simple lessons or act out one of his favourite books.