Is my 2 month old supposed to be in a routine by now?
LO is 2 months old and we really don't have much of a routine...he BF's on demand, he usually wakes up a few times during the night, naps when he's tired (this is sometimes only once a day!), and I bathe him whenever its convenient for me.
Should I start to put him into a routine by now? I would think it would make my life easier...how do I do it?
We've started a bedtime routine last week. We bath him after dinner and then I feed him then bed. We just started doing it even if he was asleep and I think he's starting to fit into that timing. Other than that he is BF on demand and I try not to let him go more than 1.5 hours without a nap or he gets overtired
Agree with above poster. We have a bedtime routine.... Bath, feed and then bed. Everything else he sets but in fairness most days follow the same pattern unless he is going through his growth spurts. I feed on demand, but he generally feeds the same times each day, wakes at the same times each day.. :-)
I introduced a bedtime routine about a week ago. I give him a bath, then bottle and story then bed at 7pm he doesn't always go to sleep, in fact most nights he has a snooze for an hour, then is awake for an hour and has another half bottle, then he usually falls asleep at about 9-9.15pm and sleeps until about 12.30-1am. So it's not too bad and it gives me my evenings to spend with DH and chill watching some tv lol
your baby should be on routine if it suits you and him. if it doesnt then youre doing fine.
As some one else suggested maybe try a bedtime routine to just get him used to it and take it from there. i found my LO put herself into a routine when she was ready (although she was doing this by 6 weeks but she was just a very easy baby)
We have had a routine since day one. Bath at 6.30pm, breast feed and in bed (awake most nights) by 7.15pm. She will then self settle. She is 13 weeks old and has slept from 7.15pm - 7.30am for the past week without waking through the night.
Totally recommend doing a routine but you do what feels right for you and your family.
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