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19/12/2013 at 00:47
19/12/2013 at 07:03
I would say that we didn't really do a routine but when I think about it, we always did the same things.. change, Pjs, feed, swaddle, dummy, into the crib with musical night light. It's just that it was a different time most nights depending on when LO was tired.
If you are regularly up so late then yes I'd definitely recommend settling in something downstairs and transfer when you go up. We did this if we had visitors etc. Generally Es bedtime at tiny was about 9, so I'd go up and stay up with her, H too if he was home.
19/12/2013 at 07:23
That's what we did from the off with my son. The bedtime routine, as it were, was there if we weren't out and about, only he would be in his pram until about midnight and then we took him to bed when we went. We did all the baby stuff (bath, change etc) before our evening started at around 8pm.
19/12/2013 at 07:42
I think there's a difference between a routine and as schedule, especially when they're so little. S responds well to a routine at night. With his silent reflux, we found a bath really soothed him so we did massage, bath, feed, bed. Originally it was around 8 ish but he was falling asleep at about 7 so we brought bath time earlier to 6 but that was only a few days ago so we've just allowed him to set the schedule. H and I potter upstairs while he's in his crib from about 8 then go to bed at about half 9!
19/12/2013 at 08:10
no real routine here until 6 months plus when he started going yp in his crib while we were down stairs. We did however have a pattern after disco had finished his last feed of the evening (cluster feeder from 7-10 or later most nights) around 7 we would chang him into night clothes then he would cluster feed all evening dosing on me or H then took him up to bed with us clean nappy i needed cuddle and into his crib. once he went into his own room anf finished cluster feeding pattern was/ is last feed downstairs, then up teeth nappy pijamas story song bed then bed but as I said that didnt really happen until 6 motnhs plus when the cluster feeding had stopped and he could go down without us being in the room
19/12/2013 at 08:13
B is nine weeks old.
We don't bath every night as she gets very dry skin.
She cluster feeds in the evening and will be asleep on and off between feeds either on us or in Moses basket. Then at 11.30 I change her nappy, swaddle her then give her a final feed. Put her in her Moses basket and we go to bed.
If she wakes in the night I feed with the light off and I don't talk to her.
She is 9 weeks old and last week started sleeping 6 hours. The last two nights it's been 7 hours. I am over the moon !!
19/12/2013 at 10:39
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19/12/2013 at 21:00
Thanks for all your input ladies. S seems to be a bit of a night owl but we are probably to blane! She will go 6-7 hours but often from 1-7am
21/12/2013 at 19:50
My honest opinion at her age would be.. If what you're doing is working, keep doing it until it doesn't work anymore :)
21/12/2013 at 21:19
I'd go with the flow to begin with. We found a routine materialised by itself with W and we tried to keep to it so long as he was happy. It evolved as he got bigger and we've gone with it. We've been lucky that he has been a good sleeper though.
21/12/2013 at 21:24
We don't have any routine at all. Once he's 6 months we'll start doing bath, milk and bed but just now he just does what he likes lol. He's currently in his bouncer watching Strictly :-)
22/12/2013 at 01:04
A was happy to sleep in the pram in the evening between feeds then we'd take her up to bed with us. L cluster fed most evenings and had bad reflux so he would nap upright on us and then pretty much feed all night so we co slept.
At 6 months I tried to introduce a bedtime routine - bath, pjs, feed, bed. I'd zip them into their grown bag and feed on our bed. A always fell asleep feeding and I'd then transfer her to crib/cot. L had to be rocked until about 11pm most nights.
Ill probably do the same with no 3, wait until 6 months then try to gently introduce some kind of bedtime.
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