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What's your bedtime routine?

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scarlettlips Sun 31-Jul-11 10:40:55


DD is 5 months and is waking several times a night....please could you share your bedtimes routine so I can see if i'm doing anything wrong or change something really simply to get her sleeping better?!?!?!!?

TIA xxx

scarlettlips Sun 31-Jul-11 18:06:32


mummytasha11 Sun 31-Jul-11 21:51:26

My ds is 6 month old and we have had a bedtime routine from really early on. About 6pm I close all the blinds and curtains in my flat, run a bath and take him into the bathroom, bath tine over then into his bedroom and change into bedclothes ( quiet talking and no real stimulation) then 630 ish he has his 240ml bottle and then straight down to bed with his starlight show on - I don't hear a peep smile


MrsGubbins Mon 01-Aug-11 09:50:35

DD is 8 months.

dinner at 4.30 (if we're out then bath skipped and straight into bed)
bath at 5 and into sleeping bag
breastfeed and asleep by 5.30 most nights, sometimes she'll chatter and sing until 6

wakes up once or twice for a feed and is awake chattering at 6, I get her up at 6.30 or earlier if she spots me moving and starts shouting the house down politely calling for me.

sometimes I'll leave her in bed with me after feeding but she wakes up and starts trying to tear my hair out and it's not the way I like to start my day!

MrsGubbins Mon 01-Aug-11 09:53:02

oh.. wanted to say, why do you think you're doing something wrong?

I think frequent wakings (after illness, hunger, teething have been ruled out) can be a sign of overtiredness?? how are the daytime naps.. how many for how long.. what time is the last nap, what time is bedtime?

NicholaGriff Mon 01-Aug-11 10:55:47

Do you give your baby a dummy? I found that my DD was waking in the night for it and as soon as I took it away this stopped.

AchtungBaby Mon 01-Aug-11 18:01:15

scarlettlips, your DD is still very young - is she hungry when she wakes up?

I agree with MrsGubbins, there are lots of reasons why she may be waking up.

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