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    I am wondering what your night time routine is and what time you start it?

    ATM I start dinner about 5:30pm hoping to have 3yo DD in bed by 6:30-7pm but by the time I've cooked tea, showered her etc it's more like 7:30-8pm. Also doesn't help that it's DS and trying to get her to sleep in daylight is ridiculous.

    Just wondering what other single parent or FIFO parents do?

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    It has been this way from day 1, with the exception of dinner before they started solids.

    5:30-45pm - serve dinner
    6pm - bath
    quiet play to wind down (read books, do puzzles etc)
    6:45pm - bottle for dd2
    7pm - dd2 in bed, then I read a book to dd1 and put her to bed (done by 7:15pm)

    ETA, I didn't realise this was in the single parents section. Sorry
    Last edited by atomicmama; 04-11-2014 at 20:11.

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    I'm not a single mum, but I do the night time routine on my own so I thought I'd share our routine. I have 3 yr old twins plus a 19 mth old.

    415ish....bath
    500 .... Dinner
    Followed by play/TV (often they go beserk! In that case we go for a little walk outside)
    600.... Teeth, books, bed
    640....asleep hopefully if no day nap.

    If they have napped, everything is a bit later.

    I have dinner prepared in morning,or something to go in oven while everyone is in bath

    It's a busy time of day!

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    When I'm on duty it's -

    5.30ish cook tea
    6.00 dinner/fruit/yoghurt
    6.30 read a book or two
    Small potatoes - treat eczema
    Shaun the sheep - grobag and bottle and cuddles
    7.00 night night TV/another book/cuddles and chat

    Bedtime by 7.30

    If he's had a late nap I push it all to half and hour later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirleysmum View Post
    I'm not a single mum, but I do the night time routine on my own so I thought I'd share our routine. I have 3 yr old twins plus a 19 mth old.

    415ish....bath
    500 .... Dinner
    Followed by play/TV (often they go beserk! In that case we go for a little walk outside)
    600.... Teeth, books, bed
    640....asleep hopefully if no day nap.

    If they have napped, everything is a bit later.

    I have dinner prepared in morning,or something to go in oven while everyone is in bath

    It's a busy time of day!
    FIFO mum here and our routine looks a bit like this too, including easy dinner in the oven/pressure cooker while kids are in the bath/shower. It all happens a bit later though, especially on work nights. Bathing after dinner just doesn't work for my kids - it just hypes them up!

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    Hey! DD is 16.5 months old. This is our routine.

    I start cooking dinner at 5pm.

    5:30 sit down to eat dinner
    6:00 bath
    6:30 milk
    6:45 brush teeth
    6:50 book
    6:55 cuddles & Grobag on
    7:00 lights out

    I hope this helps.
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    Not single but...

    5pm dinner
    5:30 bath for baby
    6pm shower for older kids
    6:30 homework
    7pm play outside if it's a nice day ( daylight savings here) or play inside.
    6:30 baby has bottle
    7pm baby in bed
    8pm 5 year old in bed
    8:30 7 and 10 year old in bed

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    Single mumma and working...
    5.45... Get home and feed dog
    6.30... Start dinner, dd watches abc kids
    7.00... Eat dinner
    7.40ish.. Bath
    8.00 ... Bed.

    Dd is 3.

    After dd is asleep I get to do all the fun stuff- dishes, lunches for work/kindy, clean up, prep for next day...

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    I should add that it doesn't take 45mins to feed the dog... We also have 14 chickens, 18 goats and an extensive veggie garden that all need to be fed and watered every afternoon, which is where the 45 mins is used...

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    Ours are older- 9 and 7:
    7.30pm Dinner
    8pm Reading time
    8.30pm Lights out

    Would love for bedtime to be earlier on school nights but we don't get home until 7pm anyway.


 

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