Monday, July 8, 2013

Our bedtime routine

So I thought I would do a post about our bedtime routine!  Jackson is 7 and a half months old, we have been doing this routine consistently since he was 5 months old or so.

I guess we start after Jackson has his "solids" dinner. We try to feed him around the same time every evening (usually 6ish)

Then it's a bath!  We don't bathe him every day- usually it's every other day. On the "off" days we just wipe his face and hands with a washcloth. He loves his baths though whether they are in the sink...
Or the tub...

Then we dry off and he gets some naked time!  We let him play but we try to keep stimulation to a minimum

Then sometime around 7:30 (this varies some depending on when and how long his late afternoon nap was) he starts rubbing his eyes so we get his jammies on and go to my bedroom and read a book (or two depending on how sleepy he is and his attention span)

Then we nurse side lying and nine times out of ten he falls asleep while nursing

(Side note- totally didn't mean to have the flash on!! Thankfully it didn't bother him)

Then lastly we transfer to his crib. Sometimes he stays asleep and sometimes he will wake a bit but if so he usually rolls over and goes right to sleep! (This is usually around 8)

Then he will sleep in his crib for the first part of the night. He usually wakes around 10, and if just giving him his binky doesn't get him to go back to sleep I will scoop him up and nurse him again back to sleep. He usually wakes again between 11 and 2 and usually then is when I bring him into our bed to cosleep with us the rest of the night. (Otherwise we are up at increasingly shorter intervals). 

What is your bedtime routine like with your little ones?

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