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Ideas for grizzly baby before bedtime?

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Inbl00m Fri 09-Jan-15 16:57:39

What do you do with your tired grizzly babies in the run up to bedtime? DD goes down at 7 but I'm always desperate to start her bedtime routine from about 5 as she's a super grizzler by that point! Any good ideas to distract her until I can stick her in the bath?

TipTapWentTheCrab Fri 09-Jan-15 23:40:27

How old is she? Could you give her another daytime nap so she's less tired by bedtime?

Inbl00m Sat 10-Jan-15 07:56:31

She's 17 weeks and has 3 naps of about 45 mins during the day. ?confused

BMO Sat 10-Jan-15 08:00:51

Maybe let her have a 20 minute nap at 5pm? Then bedtime at 7.30pm.

hulahoopsilove Sat 10-Jan-15 10:16:29

7pm is very late for this age imo.

DS grizzles around 5ish as well and /I was told by HV that this is him tellign us he's tired and ready for bed so its bathtime at 5.30pm, milk in dimlit bedroom on chair with cuddles then straight into bed at 6ish....the earlier he goes to bed the longer he sleeps for us.

Artandco Sat 10-Jan-15 10:18:42

I would give another nap at 5pm, then bedtime 8pm.

At 17weeks mine didn't go to bed until 9pm downstairs, then actual bed at 11pm when we went. Napped around 4hrs a day. Woke
Around 8/9am

Littlef00t Sat 10-Jan-15 14:50:31

When dd was dropping naps, I'd either give her 10 mins about 5 or take for a walk in huge pushchair. She'd chill out and possibly doze for a few minutes and seemed to give her the final bit of energy to get through bedtime.

Littlef00t Sat 10-Jan-15 14:51:41

The pushchair not huge!

Inbl00m Sat 10-Jan-15 15:53:27

hula how long does your lo sleep for? When did goes down at 7 she usually sleeps until 7am but if she goes down earlier she seems to get up at about 5.

Art we used to take dd up to bed when we went but if we keep her downstairs now she keeps herself awake and becomes tired and inconsolable (we tried dim lighting, quiet tv, etc) so we put her in her own room now and she sleeps peacefully smile

KatyN Sat 10-Jan-15 18:30:06

How is she with telly? Mine was watching the bedtime hour from 3 months. We did bedtime from 5 ish.. 20 mins naked, 20 mins bath, stories, telly bottle bed.

K

KatyN Sat 10-Jan-15 18:30:41

Oh and he's now three and doesn't have square eyes... But still loves the bedtime hr!!

Inbl00m Sun 11-Jan-15 16:59:22

Thanks Katy, will give bedtime hour a go tonight!

hulahoopsilove Sun 11-Jan-15 21:55:32

Inb100m - sleeps till around 6.30-7am...if he goes later awake same time. We get our evenings to ourselves but not mornings but I cant fault it.

HV said get to bed in this routine asap dont leave downstairs for us to come up

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