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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    I'm curious to know if other mum's have a set time that their 3 month old goes to bed? If so, how do you do this if they wake up at different times every morning?

    My 3 month old wakes up at a different time every morning which means everyday is different and therefor bedtime is very different everyday.

    Is it better to just go with the flow or get them to bed at the same time every night?

    Any tips or advice would be much appreciated

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    My son is now6 months old and I always go with the flow... He always wakes at different times too (just got over a week of 5am wake ups :/ ) but I generally try to have him in bed between 7-8pm

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    DS is 11 months and we don't have a set bedtime but have always aimed for 7.30. Sometimes its a bit earlier and sometimes a bit later depending on what has happened that day. We do always follow the same routine with roughly the same timings between each thing - ie dinner at 5, bath or shower then pj's and bottle by 6.30, reading books and then cuddle and bed. I think it is the routine that sets them up for sleep rather than a specific time.

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    We don't have an actual set bed time, but the routine is set ... Dad comes home from work, playtime with dad, bath with dad, feed in darkened room and bed ... DS is generally in bed between 6.30 and 7.15 every night ... So we can start homework with DS9.

    Bub is 15 weeks and this has been the general routine since about 12 weeks.

    This works for us, but you should do whatever works for your family ... We've got older sibling sport and school commitments that bub has to be dragged around for in the morning, so he doesn't get to sleep in unless he stays asleep in the car!

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    We are a go with the flow family until they are 2yrs old than we are really strict on bedtimes.

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    I have a bedtime routine that works well, I just can't seem to get her down at the same time every night. It just seems like so many people have routines (e.g set nap times, feed times etc.) and I just can't seem to get my DD into one. Do you think this is important? Is it ok to just do whatever she wants? Like let her feed when she wants and sleep when she wants? Then eventually she'll get into her own routine....

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    With routine it's best to follow it based on when your baby wakes. Then begin your routine for the day.
    Some days they may sleep an hour or two longer in the morning or wake an hour or two earlier. When they wake earlier you try to stretch out the intervals of awake time by 15 mins so that they don't end up going to sleep for the night too early.

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    My DD (now 21 months) has always had the same bedtime routine: bath at 6pm, bottle at 6.30 and in bed by 7pm. And up at 7am no matter what happened over night. This got her into the 7-7 sleeping routine from 9 weeks. We've always been very flexible during the day and let her sleep whenever she showed tired signs, but the night time routine really worked for us. The bath and massage helped her know it was night time.

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    Also a book I found helpful was by American author Suzy Giordano. It's simpler than the other popular ones.

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    Default Set bedtime for a 3 month old?

    I don't think time matters at that age. IMO, a consistent bedtime routine is more important. Eg. Bath, feed, bed.


 

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