before LO arrived, i had always heard about incorporating a bath into the bedtime routine. i thought we would do the same, visualizing this relaxing bath experience that would throw him into the drowsy but awake stage, except in reality the bath seems to put LO into this weird worked up and jittery state, almost like he's caffeinated. he doesn't complain when he's in the bath and seems to think the sensation is interesting, but almost a little too interesting considering that we're preparing for bed.

does your LO like baths? do they find it relaxing, stimulating, or fun? if it is stimulating or fun for them, how do you calm them down afterwards if the bath is near bedtime?