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Please help me change my dd's bedtime routine!

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olivo Tue 28-Aug-07 20:55:43

my dd is one today and i have decided it is time to change her bedtime routine, mostly because of the teeth cleaning! she currently goes in the bath at 6.15 ish, clean teeth (when she lets me), milk and then bed. she is often sleepy after milk and generally goes down with no bother and sleeps till around 6, with the occasional 2 am wake up, but is settled easily enough. she is getting her 5th and 6 th teeth so i think i should be cleaning them after her milk now, and maybe doing a story too. i know she wont settle as well as she does now though. can anyone offer any words of wisom? will i be shooting myself in the foot? any advice would be welcome!

LucyJones Tue 28-Aug-07 20:57:15

do you clean them in the morning?
I only clean my 11 month old's in the morning as I'm loathe to disrupt her bedtime routine.
3 year old ds has his teeth cleaned dutring his story but then has a swig of milk beofre bed hmm

LucyJones Tue 28-Aug-07 20:58:09

I'm pretty sure we only introduced teeth cleaning at night when we introduced a bedtime story but not sure what age that was

Heated Tue 28-Aug-07 21:00:25

How about, you do her morning ones and let her do the evening ones? It'll be good training for later on.

olivo Tue 28-Aug-07 21:02:49

i try and clean them in the morning as well, after breakfast . part of me thinks it's ok the way i'm doing it but then i'll read something awful about bottle decay or whatever its called and i feel guilty!! she's only has teeth for a couple of months so i havent really thought about it until now.

olivo Tue 28-Aug-07 21:04:46

i always let her have a brush herself as well. its the timing that bothers me - she is so ready for her bottle as soon as i get her out of the bath - she usually starts feeding herself while i am dressing her and then i finish feeding her, cuddle then bed. am sure later teeth cleaning would just unsettle her and make her too awake.

Heated Tue 28-Aug-07 21:08:31

Do them while she's in the bath? Much less mess.

Tbh I think with ds we only really made it a firm part of his routine once he was having a bed time story & not falling asleep over a last bottle.

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