jake has no bed time routine at all, i really want to try an get him in bed for at least 8ish, silly question but how do i go about this, im hoping to get him into his cot but im not sure how to go about it as weve been co-sleeping, also i wont to cio or cc at all.
Our LO occassionally started sleeping from 7pm to 11pm when he was about three months, and when this happened I'd start to feed him in a dim-lit, quiet room. Sometimes he'd settle in the cot after his 7pm feed, sometime I took him back into the living room where he'd sleep in a car seat (reflux baby!) As he became more awake in the day he'd be more tired at 7pm and more likely to go in his cot until it became his routine. I started to bath him in the evening before his bottle when he'd get REALLY grumpy because he was tired, it chilled him out.
So with us it was a slow process taking his cues, and now he's normally out like a light between 7-8pm, whether he stays asleep now is a different matter though! good luck with your routine
Hi, I have a reflux baby so getting her to sleep is pretty much a nightmare! I noticed recently that by 7.30pm she starts getting really grumpy so decided to try a routine for bedtime (we co-sleep too.)
We've started bathing her everynight at about 7pm then taking her into our dark bedroom to get her dressed for bed. Depending on how tired she is we usually read a story. Then I lie down on the bed with her and feed her off to sleep. I then (very quietly) sneak off the bed and out of the room. She falls asleep at 8.30pm pretty much every night. Sometimes if we're lucky we get a 90 minute stretch before I have to booby her off again, but last night she slept for 3 hours I know that's not alot for most, but it's great for a reflux baby! She's never slept for that long before.
She's quite mobile now so we need to put start getting her into cot until we come to bed so she doesn't fall off our bed. She'd scream as soon as we put her into it, so we took the side of it and put it at the side of our bed so it's like a bed extension. For the last few nightss I've been able to put her in her cot and booby her to sleep by lying beside her, she doesn't last the whole night in it but I feel like we're making tiny steps
We never co slept so not sure if you will find it harder or not.
Over the next few nights, just get an idea of what happens from tea time to bed time. Start to notice the pattern. What time he starts to settle down. Make the room darker, and keep noise to a minimum, and just generally chill, perhaps with his last bottle for the last hour or so. Then let him fall asleep in ur arms and take him up to bed.
Sounds simple doesnt it?!! Kate was 20+ weeks before we started with a routine. She was doing so well but shes going through a sleep regression phase atm. Arggh!! xxx
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