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Bed time - 3 yr old dd and 2 week old ds

(5 Posts)
ftwm1976 Tue 23-Apr-13 19:46:09

I have a great bedtime routine for my dd who has slept like an angel since she was 6 weeks old. We are bathing ds at same time as dd however I am struggling to see how I can cope with bedtime on my own in future weeks given that ds is combination feeding and that this can last up to 1 hr per feed. Any tips?

moojie Tue 23-Apr-13 20:06:13

This was my main stress this time last year. It was making bedtime stressful for all to try and do them both at the same time.

After a few weeks of this I started putting ds2 down for a short nap at 6ish then had some snuggle time with ds1, woke ds2 at 6.45 then had story all together. ds2 would then have a kick about while I made dinner. Then I would eat and then put him down after a feed at about 8.30.

This lasted a few weeks then gradually we dropped the cat nap and I could put them down together.

CreatureRetorts Tue 23-Apr-13 22:25:24

2 week old doesn't need a bath or any of that. I would strap baby dd into the sling after a feed then sort out DS's bedtime then dd up to bed.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 23-Apr-13 22:33:04

We did exactly that. Dc2 got put in a sling while I bathed, read to dc1 ect then came downstairs for a long feed.

Agree that 2 week odds don't need baths.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 23-Apr-13 22:33:34

Or even 2 week olds smile

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