Newborn bedtime routine

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VioletLilies Tue 06-Oct-20 20:26:07

My little boy is 5 weeks old. We don’t have a routine really, but he generally has a feed around 6/7pm and then sleeps next to me on the sofa for a few hours (I know it’s not great, but he screams if I put him in the Moses basket, and I’m a single parent, so it’s the only time I get without a baby attached to me, or to eat a meal, all day).
When should I be getting a routine of putting him into his crib after this feed? I understand that they shouldn’t be alone at this age, but if I put him in his crib at 7pm and sit with him in the bedroom from then I wouldn’t have time for tea or to tidy up from the day as it’s the only time he isn’t on me. Can I leave him upstairs at this age? Or is it ok to keep him downstairs? We go up by 10.

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Betsyboo87 Thu 08-Oct-20 12:27:18

Keep him downstairs with you until you’re ready to go to bed. You’re right that they shouldn’t sleep alone until 6 months. Just ensure he is safe where he is sleeping and there’s no risk of you falling asleep on the sofa.

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