so I have heard it’s about time to start implementing a bedtime routine. well bastian is a fan if his bath but not a fan of night. he pretty much likes to scream between his two evening feedings. so it makes it hard to have a nice “fun” routine. i have a rough routine that we are still working through. the thing is i almost have to draw it out to be 1.5 hours long, because again, he just wants to scream at night in between feedings. so we go up to his room (he loves just laying on the floor looking at all the psychedelic stuff haha) and i read him a couple books. he doesn’t even really look at the book…he would rather stare at the built-in drawers because they are sooo interesting (?). then i get his bath ready. i have now learned to just let him chill in his puj tub while i pour water over him (treated like a little king huh?). he stays calm and looks so cute relaxing. when i take him out we put lotion on and then pjs and his swaddle blanket (although he was calm in the photo above, he usually isn’t too happy). he eats and i let him take too long probably…but he will be easier to out to bed. then we get in bed. yes, in bed together because that’s what works for us. i remember before becoming a mom, i always told myself “never!” to co-sleeping. well, when you are faced with no sleeping or snuggling with your newborn at night…I take the snuggles. some people have strong views one way or the other but i don’t really care what he or she says. we do what works for us.
it’s funny because i have learned to stop googling things because you will get experts fighting for all sides. i laugh when i read about sleep tactics online. like do you want to come over to my house and try to keep my baby up two hours before bed every night? or do you want to try to get him back to sleep in his bassinet at 4 am? didn’t think so. well anyways i hope that someday bedtime will be kind of “fun” or at least everything leading up to bedtime.
does anyone have awesome bedtime routines that make their little one a sleeping angel?