my DS1 started his bedtime routine at 10mo,(he's 2.4 now) it was difficult at first but now he's a complete dream at bedtime a few stories, kisses then he'll turn over and go to sleep......it's just the getting up at 5 we need to sort!! my DS2 is now sleeping at the right(for us) times he did it himself really.
Hello Loopy! Well DD was probably about a year old. I went back to work (pt) when she was 17 weeks old and selfishly wanted to spend as much time as I could with her on the days I had been at work. DS probably about a year but because he was demand feeding and hated solids he would still want lots in the evening. I think I wanted it to be sooner but he wasn't playing ball! Certainly by the age of 2 he was quite happy with a feed then going to bed.
well, from memory, they were all staying upstairs from around 5months (ds1) to about 7 months (ds2).. ds3 was somewhere in the middle.
what i mean by that is that they were still waking up for feeds (ds1 wasn't, he slept through quite early, but the other 2 still woke)... but generally from around 7.30-ish they would just wake for feeds and then go back to sleep, so i would keep them upstairs in the cot and just pop up to feed them
I just gradually began to notice with all iof them that after their evening feeds they weren't really alert and would settle back down to sleep if i tried... so that was my cue to start putting them in the dark upstairs and not keep them down with me