We've been quite strict with summers routine and she has a lovely bedtime routine but we have an all day invite to a friends wedding when she will be 1
Has anyone with a routine taking their lo out if it ?
We are happy to come home early eve if it doesn't work out but if anyone has any tips be great
She has a nap at 10am ish and afternoon nap at 2ish where she goes down in her cot. The ceremony is at 1 so I'm hoping I can rock her to sleep in her pram
But her bedtime is at 7 before having bath story then bottle so would I take her pjs treat as bedtime and put her in her pram as if she's going to bed ?
My LO is a bit younger than yours but if we need to go out at night, I try to stick to the routine as much as possible and then put her to bed in the pram instead of in her cot.
For instance, we went out last night and I gave her the bottle at her usual time at the restaurant and put her into the pram and she went to sleep. I definitely recommend either putting her in her pyjamas or in clothes that she can sleep in without having to get changed when you get back home or to your hotel room. I have found that skipping part of the routine such as a bath or story or whatever, doesn't make too much difference for one night. We just get back into it the next day.
If I were you, I'd do a bit of a trial run before the wedding - can you go out somewhere for the afternoon/evening and do whatever you will do at the wedding? That takes the uncertainty out of how your LO will react to the routine change and will make the wedding more enjoyable and less stressful for you.
maybe a grandparent or an aunt or uncle could babysit for a night and you can tell them what to do.
this ofcourse wont work if you WANT to bring LO in that case one night wont ruin the routine in that case your plan seems fine
For the ceremony bring a lollipop! Works like a charm
I dont know if there are lollipops for babies but no one should have lollipops even adults the constant sugar against your teeth is terrible and will ruin your teeth almost as bad as putting a baby to bed with a bottle
We've had a bedtime routine since early on, but we've never had a set daytime routine. We choose not to stay out past bedtime. We wet to an evening wedding reception last summer, and we left at 6.30, so we'd be home at a reasonable hour.
Only thing I'd say regarding the naps-babies change alot between 9 and 12 months. You may find that your current nap schedule goes out of the window. Your LO might be walking by then (my LO walked at 11.5 months), and be too interested in the people and the day to sleep.
I think popping her in her pram for her naps is a good idea, but be prepared for her not dropping off and have a few toys/favourite things of hers to try to distract her with. Personally, I'd bring my little one home early and put her to bed rather than trying to stay out in the evening, but that's only because I don't think she'd sleep that well in her pram and then would be a nightmare to get properly into bed when we got home a few hours later, as she'd think it's playtime! I think giving it a go with the pram and just going with the flow and taking her home if it doesn't work out is a sensible plan though. If she's grumpy and overitired you are unlikely to enjoy the evening yourself!
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