Cindy - posted on 01/03/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
As a working mom i must be quite honest that i am slack in regards to a very strict routine and bedtime.
yes my son does go to bed by 20:30 but i am not very strict on a routine. he plays when we get home, bath or showers, eats and then we try and do a quiet play and then lie on the bed together for a bit while we chat and read a book.
some nights it changes and some nights when we are out we will just get home and just put him down to sleep.
i am pregnant again though and find that at the moment, he will go to sleep fine inhis bed but then come about 1 in the mornign and he will call for me, i will then go in a get him and put him in our bed so as to get some more sleep. i am pretty sure that this is because he can sense change coming.
my son does still have about 2 bottles of milk during the night and we have watered these down. i know he shouldnt be having these bottles but look at it this way, i was told to give him water instead which meant that he would cry for a bottle - i would give him the water which would just wake him up and make him angry which meant that instead of being awake for 1 min and having his bottle i now have a child who is totally out of routine and awake for hours becasue he is distressed.
Please dont judge me. i know that what i am doing is not helping either of us but please understand that i have tried to stop the bottles and it just doesnt help and just causes other issues. the only issue with the middle of the night bottles is that it is costing us in regards to milk.
so here are my questions:
how old is your little one?
boy or girl?
were they breastfed or bottle fed and for how long?
what are their eating habits like?
what time do they go to bed?
what is your bedtime routine or do you even have one?
do they wake in the night and how often?
do they have bottles in the middle of the night or what do they drink if they do wake?
Thanks for all your help.