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Evening bath

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flamingbrenda Fri 16-Oct-09 21:21:26


My little one is 7 weeks old and I have been bathing him every night for the past 3 weeks to try and get him into a bedtime routine. He now loves his bath so much that it seems to wake him up and he wants to play for hours.

Last night he didn't settle until midnight, but tonight I put him to bed at 8 with no bath and he went straight down!

Does anyone else have this problem? I guess I should stop the evening bath?

SheWillBeLoved Fri 16-Oct-09 21:38:49

DD (11 weeks) is the same. She gets so excited in the bath, kicking and splashing about. No matter how tired she is getting into it - she will instantly come alive again! I've given up bathing her at night now, and save it for every other morning.

Our night time routine now is dim the room, put some relaxing music on low, give her a quick wash down/nappy change and then spend 5 minutes giving her a massage with bedtime oil, changed into babygrow, swaddle, feed, sleep. Works much better

Pyrocanthus Fri 16-Oct-09 23:25:46

Or move it to earlier in the evening? Then he can have plenty of time to play until he's tired and relaxed. Then you can cuddle and feed him, and hey presto?

Hey, this parenting lark is easy when the baby's in someone else's house.

flamingbrenda Sun 18-Oct-09 12:24:46

Thanks for your replies! I missed the bath off the evening routine last night and he still didnt settle for hours. I think he's cluster feeding again

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