What time do you start bedtime routine?
For a couple of months, we didn’t have a bedtime routine, I feel like we were running around like headless chickens, not knowing what was what. If we managed to get to bed at some point, that was a bonus 😂
Now that baby is 4 months (it’s taken us a while 😂) we’ve been in a good routine for a while, either bath, sleeping bag, bottle, cuddles & bed, or sleeping bag, story, cuddle & bed, or just sleeping bag, bottle & bed. All depending on the time, how tired baby is and when the last bottle was. For a while, 8pm was a good bedtime and we’d start the bath routine about 7 and it worked out well. But now (especially with the 4 month sleep regression 😵💫) starting the routine at 7 is far too late. This evening he was really tired after very few naps today, needed a bath though and absolutely loved the bath, was giggling and splashing away, then started crying the house down as soon as he was on the changing mat to be dressed, it was horrible. He didn’t calm until a few mins into having his bottle 😥 it was horrible!
So basically, what time do you start the bedtime routine? And how do you fit your dinner around it all? We’ve tried dinner before (baby gets too overtired) and after (far too late for us).