Can you please share your bedtime routines with your LO?s? I?d love to hear some ideas because I need to change ours now that she?s getting older.
My DD's bedtime is around 7:30 every night unless it's been a busy day and she is tired and hungry earlier, then I will put her down around 7.
For the 7:30 schedule, it looks like this:
7:00 - bath
7:10 - California Baby lavendar calendula lotion (relaxes her, she loves it) and dressed in PJ's
7:15 - Few minutes of sing/calm play time in her room
7:20ish - Bottle
7:25 - book and then bed
H and I take turns putting LO to bed - actual falling asleep (he is still rocked). H will feed him his dinner to give me a break and we bathe him together.
Ours has been basically the same since Lila was born. Time is changing right now, but here's the schedule we were on:
750 lotion, jammies on, prayers, sleep sack on
800 last feeding (5 minutes each side, lamp on)
810/815 lamp off, lay down in crib, turn on music
I've been trying to add a book in, but I'm not sure where it's going to end up in the final schedule.
She eats dinner around 6:30, then we have a little quiet play time or reading time. By 7:45pm she's in the bath, then diaper/lotion/PJs, nurse, crib. We sing songs while she's getting her lotion & PJs on. She's down by 8:30 most nights and STTN until 9am. This has been her routine since 3 weeks old.
I don't plan to change anything until she self-weans off the before bed nursing, but I honestly don't think it will be long before she does. I'm never full at bedtime anymore despite no daytime feedings and she only nurses 5-10 minutes. Once she weans off it completely, we'll do a cup of milk after play/reading, then add in a teeth brushing with bathtime. Then it'll be diaper/lotion/PJs, book or singing, bed.
Around 6- DD has dinner with Mommy and Daddy
730- Bath or sponge bath (alternate due to dry skin), lotion/massage, pajamas
750- Bottle in living room with lights off, TV turned low
We normally put her into her crib around 8:15 and she plays for about 15 minutes before dozing off. She SSTN until 7-730.
I'm thinking about adding a book after her bottle since she's been wide awake post-bottle recently.