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FrogTime Sun 14-Aug-16 17:51:59

Hi all

DD is 8 months and we've had a pretty solid routine since the early days. Quiet time, bath, dressed, lullaby/rocking, sleep. Since around 6 months she's been able to mostly get herself to sleep never at nap time though with just a few trips back in the room from us. First slept through at 6 months and has done about 40% of the time since.
We're going to start her in the big bath in a few days and want to start adding in a bed time story soon too but not sure when.
When did you start your DC on a story? Or at this age will it just wake her up more?

Thanks!

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 14-Aug-16 17:55:23

We started stories at about 5 months and definitely by 8 months both dc had a favourite book.

We do
6.15 bath
6.30 out and get dressed
6.35 settle down on a pile of cushions in dc's room with books and milk
6.45 cuddles
6.50 into cot and leave the room dc to self settle.

FrogTime Sun 14-Aug-16 20:19:58

That sounds lovely! Especially the pile of cushions! Will definately introduce the story book this week smile

ODog Sun 14-Aug-16 22:01:33

Don't overthink this. Babies/children are remarkably flexible. If you want to read her a book then do it and don't worry too much if it will overstimulate her (it most probably won't) and it's not like you are planning to have a rave in her bedroom 5mins before bed. She will adjust to the change quickly if she notices it at all.

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