How do u put lo to bed?

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  1. x-li-x

    x-li-x Me & Hubby + 3 :)

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    What is your bedtime routine? Also do u use nightlights , door open or closed etc my 19 month old n 3 yr olds bedtimes have gone to rubbish since hubby got deployed so I need to try something new :)

    Thanks in advance :) x
     
  2. RachA

    RachA Well-Known Member

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    We don't really have a proper routine in so far as dinner, bath, read etc.

    We usually eat at 7pm ish and the start getting them ready for bed at 7.45pm depending on how long it's taken them to eat!! If theyve been quick at eating we play and read before going upstairs.

    Esther is put to bed first. Dummy in, lay her down and then I walk out. Her door is closed as far as it'll go without clicking it shut iykwim.
    Daniel goes next. He usually has a story the we tuck him in and again pull his door as far as it'll go.

    We usually turn the upstairs light off but keep the hall light on. I'm not a big fan of nightlights or leaving lights on so we've just never done that. DS went through a stage of wanting a light on and his door open but we told him he could have the door open but the light off or the light on and the door shut lol
     
  3. pinktaffy

    pinktaffy Well-Known Member

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    im the same dont have really a proper set routine.
    for us its dinner 5.00
    playtime we play with playdough draw etc.
    then she watches one of her tv programs ive recorded in the day, her pic of any she wants.
    then bath (if we do bath)
    then its bed i lay in bed with her tell her a story and she falls asleep.
    she then wakes up some time during the night and comes in bed with me and her dad.
    oh and its door open landing light on.
    we have a stair gate at the top of the stairs.

    but it works for us shes in a gr8 little rotine she looks forward to r us time after dinner at night.

    i do most the night time routines and her dad works 5-12 most nights so its a case of me doing all that part. hes more hands on of a day.
     
  4. SophiasMummy

    SophiasMummy Mummy to Sophia

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    All I do with sophia is give her a bottle between 7.30 and 8pm, change her nappy then put her in her cot with her favourite blanket and her nightlight on and she goes to sleep herself, if shes tired a bit early she will let me know by finding a dummy and going to her cot and pulling her blanket out to bring to me. She never goes to bed any later than 8pm but we have had that routine since she came home from the hospital and she loves her sleep so we dont have any bedtime tantrums lol xx
     
  5. BabyJayne

    BabyJayne Me, DH, DD & pregnant

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    Madeline usually has a bath about 7pm, then downstairs for some milk and a story and then it's bedtime.

    When we take her upstairs to bed, we don't do anything else with her (read, play, bottle etc.). All this is done downstairs before we take her up to her room. It just always worked like that and so we have stuck to it.

    She goes straight into her sleeping bag and into bed. She doesn't have a nightlight - just never had one, and she sleeps well so never needed to introduce one. The landing light is also turned off, so she is pretty much in darkness.

    We are so lucky in that she is a fantastic sleeper. Once we put her down it is very rare that we hear from her before morning. She is poorly at the moment and so we have had a few disturbed nights and I'm suffering for it already!!
     
  6. shnuckums

    shnuckums Well-Known Member

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    My lo gets changed and then fed about 7.30 and gets his teeth cleaned and straight to bed. Door is left a jar so some light comes in but is pretty much dark ... He goe to sleep really well and has done since birth. The hall light is on but no night light ... i found if it is too bright he will want to play ..

    Hope you find something that works xx
     
  7. Ang1873

    Ang1873 Mum to amazing wee girl.

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    my DH gets home about 7pm and as he's been away all day he usually does the evening stuff.

    so its bath (if its a nursery night) pyjamas on, then play for a bit (although again on nursery nights she's usually too knackered!) bottle, teeth cleaning, sometimes a story if she's not fell asleep on her bottle and then laid in bed, she's usually sleeping within 5 minutes!

    no light and door pulled over.

    she's always been a fab sleeper and usually out of it by 8pm
     
  8. natty1985

    natty1985 <3Mummy to Fin & Ethan<3

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    Our tea time is about 5pm , i have a 4yr old and 9 month old baby and they both have tea at 5pm, then bath is about 5:45, downstairs for 6:15 where they both have hot milk then its up to bed at 6:30,9 month old just goes in his cot on his own and goes straight to sleep and then bedtime story for our 4yr old until roughly 6:45 x
     
  9. brownlieB

    brownlieB Mummy of 1

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    I have a sort of set routine (and i don't know who's more put out if it gets disrupted lol me or her!)

    So we do this...
    Active play till dinner,
    Dinner about half 5 6ish (depending on how long it takes to cook)
    Then if dinner was early we have active play till 6:30 then quiet time, till 7pm.
    Or after dinner if it's bath night we bath after dinner instead.
    6:30 till 7pm is strictly quiet time lights go down telly goes preferably off, we have a bottle and sometimes a story or watch in the night garden.

    Then bed at 7, lay her down and walk out with lullabys playing no night light doors shut.

    I'd like to be able to read her a story in bed but it keeps her awake
     
  10. Cassie.

    Cassie. Well-Known Member

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    For Dani and Adi when they're here its dinner at 5pm, playtime until 6:30pm. Bathtime from 6:30-6:45pm (roughly, sometimes it's a bit less if they're really tired). Dried and pyjamas on and in bed (they both sleep in toddler beds) for 7pm. Two stories (they pick one each) then sleep. They sleep with the light off and the door closed, Dani has a Gloworm and Adi has a glowing Winnie-The-Pooh that they sleep with. None of them have any issues with the dark, in fact, Adi can't sleep with the light on.
    They're usually fast asleep for 7:30.
     
  11. Jchihuahua

    Jchihuahua Mummy to 3

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    Dinner, Waybuloo, bath, get PJs on, story, bottle, sing a couple of songs, into her sleeping bag then she goes into her cot. I put her gloworm on, say goodnight, turn off the lights and close the door.
     
  12. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    7 pm or just after, "I want to go to bed" ok William, pjs on. Sometimes boob to sleep and in he goes. Door open so I can hear him if he wakes. Other comes to bed with me till he is old enough to bring self but he sleeps from same time onwards to.
     
  13. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    My LO's bedtime goes:

    7pm bath
    brush teeth
    fresh nappy
    pajamas
    sleepingbag
    LO says night night to and turns off her light :haha:
    cuddles (this used to be bedtime breastfeed - she recently self weaned this feed)
    in cot awake
    nursery door shut (we have monitor)
    she sleeps through 99.9% of the time :thumbup:
     
  14. karlilay

    karlilay Mum of 2 :)

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    Both mine bath in the morning so at night time we usually have dinner around 5pm, then play. About 6.00 they watch a bit of TV while i wash up etc and play for a bit with daddy, we go upstairs at 6.45ish. I get the PJs on, and Madi gets in her bed, she has a dimmer switch so she has the light on dim and lays in her bed with a drink. We read a story, and then i put a DVD on for her. She falls asleep watching this, and i just go in tuck her in, turn off her TV and light, and thats where she stays till 6 ish :)
     
  15. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    DS has been in a routine since 5 weeks old. Current routine (evolved when we went from bottle to beaker at 19 months):
    - active play until about 5pm
    - kiddie TV (Disney Channel - huge fan of Jake and the Neverland Pirates and The Hive) from 5pm. He watches some things and plays the rest of the time.
    - dinner at 5.45pm.
    - beaker of warmed milk at 7.15pm.
    - 7.30pm bath (and brush teeth).
    - PJs, sleeping bag and story, hug/cuddle (if he is in the mood) and put in the cot by about 8pm.
    - kiss, goodnight, light out, blow kiss, say "I will be just outside until you go to sleep". That's it (I go sit in my room for 10/15 minutes before going downstairs - because we have very creaky stairs and I don't want to disturb him).

    QT
     
  16. Gingerspice

    Gingerspice Well-Known Member

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    Dinner is 4:30-5pm. Milk about 5:30, then bath time after some playing/TV.
    Tucked into bed at 6-6:30, turn on music playing toy thing with belly that glows, then walk away and shut door.

    There's some give in that if we're out etc etc, but 7pm is pretty much the absolute deadline to be in bed by
     
  17. Carlyp1990

    Carlyp1990 Mum to 2 beautiful girls♡

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    katie has tea anytime between 5-6, depends how busy we've been or if were waiting for daddy etc. then straight after tea she has a bath and brush her teeth then we have cuddles or she plays depends how tired she is and then she goes to bed at 7. i take her up and just pop her straight into her cot and leave the room, pull the door too and turn all lights off. sometimes she goes up earlier if shes tired, like today she fell asleep at 6:20 because shes not well xx
     
  18. Peas

    Peas Well-Known Member

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    mines's slightly different and not as well behaved :wacko:

    Dinner at 5pm
    Watch Abney and Teal
    Nappy, Teeth, and sometimes jump on the bed when I'm not looking, books and flash cards
    Goodnight, kiss kiss
    but his star ceiling projection night light thing on
    I walk out and close the door with the landing light on
    he gets out of bed and starts calling for me
    I leave him for a few minutes, go in and escort him back to bed.
    close the door again and he gets up with me going back in at least another four times (I sit on the landing)

    He then eventually falls asleep after an hour of having gone up for bed :happydance:
     

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