Bedtime

Kellie - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son Mason goes to bed pretty consistently anywhere from 8:30pm-9pm. We have a good schedule going with his nightly baths, stories and rocking to sleep. Does your little one respond to a schedule yet? When does you little one go to sleep for the night?

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Sarah - posted on 01/19/2010

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thats about the same with my 4 months old son. we get ready around 7-8. start off with changing and vitamins then either wash with a face cloth or a bath - alternating nights. rub down with baby oil, especially his head, he gets really bad cradle cap if we dont. a mini massage, then breastfeed & cuddle then bed. He falls asleep on his own usually, wrap him up kiss goodnight and lay him down. But he is waking up twice a night still, once around2 and again about 5 then sleeps usually till 8am

Tara - posted on 01/19/2010

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my son goes down about 11 then is up at 2 goes back down at 3 and is up at 6 goes back down at 7ish and is up for the day at 9. how can i get him to sleep strait through the night?? he is 19 weeks old now born 9/6

Heidi - posted on 01/18/2010

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My little one is 4 months old and he responded well to a parent-led schedule that we started very early with him. He never fought the schedule but kind of molded into it. He has been sleeping through the night since he was 2 months old. (He did that on his own. We did not use cry it out method.) He now goes to bed between 6:30 and 7:00 and wakes in the morning between 6:30 and 7:00. If he is up past 7:00 at night he will be overtired and cranky. We do bath, bottle, book, prayers with a little rocking and then to bed in his crib.

Donna - posted on 01/18/2010

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since my daugter was about 6 weeks old we've had her in a routine of the three Bs bath, bottle and bed she has her bath at 7 her bottle at 7:30 and her cuddle, story and then bed at 8 and she sleeps though untill 7am, Raynne tinds to get very grumpy if i go over this routine

Nicole - posted on 01/17/2010

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At about 2 months we started a schedule of, 8:00 bath,"babysage" (baby rub down with lavender and chamomile lotion) jammies and then bottle then bed at 9:00.Since then- it has turned to spoon feeding after 7, then bath, then ANOTHER bottle- with cereal and then bed. ha ha Still doesnt sleep through the night, gets up once at 430 to eat again and she is back out.

Heather - posted on 01/17/2010

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Ha! 6 or 7he's usually asleep, but then he's up at 545-615. He has started to nap less and sleep longer. now if I could just get him to stay up longer at night...he went to 8 tonight. :) (naps around 1-2pm for about 2 hours) He's always been a good sleeper though. Wakes up to eat and back to sleep! :)

Amber - posted on 01/17/2010

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I didnt not choose my daughters routine we fell into it. I just started to pick up on her, and her emotions. She goes to bed tear free every night. If she is not feeling well, or isnt ready i dont force her. I dont have a baby robot. If she doesnt get her naps or the amount of sleep she is used to she gets cranky. To each there own and if you have developed a schedule like we have, the keep it up, if you go with the flow, thats great too.

Kellie - posted on 01/16/2010

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Mason doesn't "cry it out" either and never has...nor is he a baby robot??? Whatever that is? He usually can't keep his eyes open past 9pm. He's chosen this routine I just added the bath and story beforehand. He's doing well like this.

Noreen - posted on 01/16/2010

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Oh I also just wanted to say that my boys who are now 5 and 3.5 have fantastic sleep habits!! They go to bed at 7pm and wake at 6:30am to get my 5yr old ready for school. Kaleb (5) goes to school from 7:45am-2:15pm and my 3.5 yr old goes to school from 12-3pm mon, wed, fri. They have rest/nap time when they get home from school from 3:30-4:30pm, we eat dinner around 5:30ish and then bath, cuddletime w/book, then bed by 7pm. We have never had to use the cry it method either. They learned how to sleep on their own when they were both about 14 months old tear free!! I used the "No-Cry Sleep Solution" by Elisabeth Pantly.

Noreen - posted on 01/16/2010

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We don't really have a scedule for Abby. We have a routine for my boys who are 5 and almost 4. But as of now, Abby is usually goes to bed when I do which is around 11pm wakes up sometime in between 2-4am for a feeding and then I wake her up at 6am to eat again so I won't have to worry about her being hungry when we take my older son to school in the morning at 7:15am. After her 6am feeding, she goes back to sleep in the car and will sleep until 8/9am and wake up for another feeding, go back to sleep until 11ish and eat again. So I guess she sleeps from 11-11. She takes naps whenever she's tired and wakes up whenever she wants. She also eats whenever she wants too. I am in no rush to have a baby robot. I jlet the boys work out their own routine when they where babies and they had one that they pretty much stuck to when they were about 9 months or so. I have found that babies are much happier when they "choose" their own routines. :O)

Amber - posted on 01/15/2010

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my daughter and I have had a schedule since about 6 weeks and she sleeps from about 9-12 one more feeding then wakes up again at 9. I know she is responding well to the schedule because when her schedule is interrupted she is crabby the following day and very needy. keep up the good work. it is very important for long term sleep habits to develop a schedule.

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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My daughter is 4 months now and shes been sleeping through the night since she was about 4 weeks old. I normally lay her down anywhere from 9:30 to 10:30. She normally sleeps until 9 or 10.

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