Hey Ladies Im just after some advice with bed time routines. (I hope this is in the right section!). Okay so DS is now 5 months old and I was just wondering if you had any sort of routine with bedtime. We have a routine its just at a different time every night. So far we Bath him, give him a bottle, read, he has a bit of a muck around throwing his legs in the air then he falls asleep. What I'm wondering about is...we always put him to bed on his last bottle of the night (He's Formula Fed).
So depending on what time he wakes up in the morning and at what times his bottles end up at...his bed time ranges between 7pm and 10pm...(If his last bottle of the night is due way too late we do his routine without the bottle). Sometimes his bottle is due at 5:30pm so its like...do we put him to bed around 5:30 or do we wait until his next bottle at around 9:30pm ( Too early or too late!) Is this normal? Im hoping other people do this too because I have been reading a lot about bed time routines and a lot of sources say to put them down at a specific time every night. He doesnt need to feed to sleep thankfully so it wouldn't be a problem to start, we just always got into the routine of giving him a bottle before he goes down for the entire night and it seems to work for us. He always wakes up happy and almost all of the time he goes down without a fuss, he also sleeps through 90% of the time.... so what should we be doing at 5 months..keep going with what we are doing or introduce a specific bed time with or without a bottle? Argggh Im sure this all sounds confusing so I apologise If you dont understand what I mean lol Any stories would be greatly appreciated! Im just such a confused 1st time mother and I over think everything...This is what works for us but at the same time I feel bad that he goes to bed late..even though he naps at night between feeds..I dunno