Hi, I had a daughter in Dec and am trying to establish the easy routine. As soon as she wakes in the am I feed her and then get her washed and changed etc. But when I pop her down on her gym for a bit of play she just falls asleep! So although I'm not feeding her to sleep that is what happens and we get out of sync for the day.
She is only 8 weeks old so v small, but any advice would be great.
I'd take the positive that she doesn't need to be fed to sleep from this, that's quite rare!! If you know when she's likely to fall asleep on the playmat of cam spot signs of tiredness see if you can put her in her cot or basket to fall asleep there instead, maybe with a mobile over it? She's likely to get a more restful sleep on a proper mattress... but don't stress if it doesn't work.
I wouldn't wait 2 months to start a routine, if you can establish one between now and the 4 month sleep regression you will be in a better place for that. But you have to adapt the routines given in books to your own baby, it's not one size fits all!!
The point of the EASY routine is to separate feeding and sleeping so you don't have to feed to sleep. Falling asleep on the playmat meets the same brief, so I wouldn't stress about it, just enjoy the fact you've got the one baby in a hundred that falls asleep on her own when put down!
Do you mean the “eat, activity, sleep, your time” routine? (For anyone wondering it’s not really a routine just an order of doing things that can work... there’s nothing about how long each stage should take so it is not prescriptive like say GF). If so I would say she is actually following it! - the wash and change is her activity for that part of the day. My DD could barely stay awake half an hour on her first wake up of the day until she was about 3mo, and my new twins are the same. Just go with it and use the time to grab a shower and breakfast or just go back to bed!
My ds fell into easy hinselfxat about three minutes moths because he’d only feed when dopey from just waking up. I haven’t read the book but just to let you know they can do it when they’re older even if it doesn’t start young.