Non Routine But Happy??

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  1. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Just wondering if anyone on here doesn't bother with a routine for there LO??

    I did start one but we couldn't stick to it. If we go out anywhere she will sleep the whole time meaning when we got home her feeding times would be all messed up. Now our day goes like this -

    7am - I get up & get my brother ready for school. At some point Maya wakes around now & I feed her. Once Lewis has left the house, Maya is bathed, dressed & put down in moses basket while I get ready. She normally falls asleep but I don't force the issue

    Then I just follow her lead for the rest of the day. If she sleeps that's great, if not, that's fine

    10pm or later - Last bottle & put in basket where she now settles her self. Sometimes straight away, other nights she lies fast awake for ages

    It may not be perfect but it works for us :D
     
  2. ellasmummy

    ellasmummy Well-Known Member

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    I didnt have a routine with my 1st. It was similar to yours. I just followed her and she was excellent! From 2months she slept all night, settling herself. So i think its fine if it works for you! :hugs:
     
  3. Donna79x

    Donna79x Mummy to Rihanna Paige x

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    Hey hun,

    I know Rihanna is a fair bit young than Maya, but we do the same..... Unless she goes n sleeps more than 5 hours through the day, in which case I gentley wake her.

    When we go out, Rihanna sleeps for hours too lol xx

    She is generally very good and we do the same as you in the morning so I can get ready... and most morning she is happy to just lay there or nod off xx

    I only bath her every other day at the moment and usually around 6pm.
     
  4. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    I don't really bother with the whole routine issue.

    I mean,we have some routine...especially at night,I just do the things that work for both of us. :)
    Plus,Lola-Rose is really active,I just go with her pace.
     
  5. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Sounds pretty much like mine and Caitlyn's non-routine :rofl:
     
  6. leedsforever

    leedsforever Kerry!

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    Yep no routine here either... courtney will sometimes want milk 2 hours after her last feed sometimes 5 hours... so :shrug:
     
  7. Anababe

    Anababe Well-Known Member

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    I couldnt have had a routine if id have tried when Caeden was that young LOL.. i followed what he wanted and found it much easier than forcing anything on him, until he was aroun 6-7 months then started introducing a routine. It didnt work very well for a while but now he's just turned one and it goes well most days. His routine now is..

    7:30 (ish) - get up
    8am - Bottle
    9am - Breakfast
    11am (ish) - nap for around 1 and half hrs
    1:30pm - Lunch
    6pm - Tea
    7pm - bath then play for 15 min
    7:30pm - Bottle and he's usually in bed for 8

    Sometimes he'll have another short nap between Lunch and Tea which means he may go bed a little later, depends how tired he is.

    I must admit, i do like it now im in a routine but up until 7 months i found it impossible and was very happy going with whatever he wanted :D

    x
     
  8. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    We don't have a routine either. Tegan doesn't sleep a lot through the day and will feed randomly. Today she's been quite good, going about 3 hours between feeds. She's having a growth spurt and is being really cranky today. pah!
     
  9. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    we have no day time routine at all i just go with the flow but we have a night time one xxx
     
  10. lorrilou

    lorrilou Well-Known Member

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    i never had a routine with nicole except for bedtime (which isnt set in stone) and its pretty much the same for callum. Whatever works best for you!
     
  11. Lauz_1601

    Lauz_1601 Well-Known Member

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    we have no routine because most evenings are spent pacing the floor with colic :-( But I like routine and wish we could start getting into one. I cant get her to sleep before 10pm! Its nice to know Im not the only one who doesn thave a routine though, because I felt like I was the only one!
     
  12. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    we have no routine with maddi with regards to day time naps, and she tells me when shes hungry. she seems to have her own inbuilt routine and i follow that. shes a creature of habbit and i follow her and its the same everyday bless her :cloud9: i think you just do what works for you x x x x x :hugs:
     
  13. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Hannah built her own routine really. During the day I feed on demand, most days its every 4 hours or so but sometimes as short as 2 hours, sometimes as long as six :shock: She sleeps when she's tired and when she's awake we play. At night we do the whole bath, bed thing, but don't always give her a bottle (depends on when she last ate and if she wants one, sometimes she just goes straight to sleep). We do dream feed her though around 10ish and she still gets up for a bottle at night. Wakes between 7-8 and we start again :D
     
  14. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    No routine here iether , never did with Carly iether until she got older.
    Of course the only routine is bed time at night but the days are ruled by her really she can do whatever she wants whens he wants! I will just make sure things are done for her , she will tell me when she needs, wants something ;)

    Works for us! And easier then having to faff over a schedule!
     
  15. KarenLV

    KarenLV Well-Known Member

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    Bedtime routine only.The rest of the day he can eat and sleep whenever he likes.He is a happy baby and his mommy is not stressed trying to stick to a schedule!
     
  16. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    we dont have one, were going to sart this week but were going on hols so didnt think theres much point till we get back

    xxx
     
  17. Christine33

    Christine33 Well-Known Member

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    i have no routine with ali at all!
    i put him to bed at night when he is ready. he usually gets his bath at about 7pm and that is our routine!
    seems to work cos he sleeps 7 hours straight every night.
    i am sure one will fall into place soon!

    Christine
    x
     

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