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    Default Do u have a bed time Routine in you house?

    I do yes

    Storey at 7:30 then Tuck in and hopefully they will be asleep (hopefully at 8pm) then i like to sort things out for the next day

    Then chill and watch the telly.

    Weekends is different as they are allowed to stay up longer and this works well. as they look forward to the weekend and are good during the week...well most nights!

    Whats your routine and does it work

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    We most certainly do. In fact we are a definite believer in keeping routines even if it means that we are put out, so long as our daughters routine is not impacted we find that she is far better for it.

    Our bedtime routine starts at 6 pm which is bath time, then after her bath she does her school exercises which she loves to do. Then she is allowed to watch NickJr till 7:15pm, after this she has a story then it is toilet, brush teeth and tucked into bed by 7:30pm. Of course Dad has to tuck her in, this has become a ritual with my daughter. Unfortunately I have to go away this coming Saturday for about 3 weeks on training down in Sydney so we are wondering how she will take to me not being here.

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    Yep...

    Ours goes like this...

    Dinner
    Bath
    Teeth
    Story
    Bedtime.

    Cj is usually in bed by 7pm. But it varies depending on what time we eat dinner.

    Ella's routine is still a bit all over the place.

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    yep ours is:

    for the boys:
    dinner 5:30 - 6pm
    short playtime
    bath
    bed by 7:30pm

    for bella:
    dinner 5 - 5:45pm
    bath
    bottle
    bed by 7pm
    Last edited by MummyCharmzy; 24-07-2006 at 20:13.

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    lol... i dont have any kids yet...

    but this is mine and DF's bedtime routine...

    He says bed, we go.

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    oh yes, I have a routine in my mind......however, DS doesn't seem on my wave length...our night goes something like this...

    Dinner
    (DS runs around the house like a maniac trying to get away from me changing him for his bath)
    Bath
    (DS runs around in the nude while I try to get him into the bath)
    Brush teeth
    (DS chucks a wobbly when he has to stop brushing...wants to take the brush with him everywhere)
    Bottle
    (DS runs around as he knows its bedtime...more catch and kiss...aarrrggghh)

    Sometimes though we do forego the bath....

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    hahaha, thats funny!

    you will do soon though Jessi

    our routine is din dins at round quarter to 6 for C, then i give her a bath while the news is on (loud enough so i can hear while im bathing her) then she sometimes watches neighbours with me b4 bedtime at 7pm.

    when it comes to maarty and I, maarty would sleep on the couch if he could!

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    We do have a routine but not too strict on times... sometimes Samuel goes to bed as early as 7pm, other times as late as 9pm. It depends on how long his afternoon nap is. Anyway, here it is:

    Dinner
    MASH (yes, he has to dance to the opening billboard tune---i know, silly boy, I mean who can possibly dance to that tune??!! Well, my son sure can!!! ) or Third Rock Fom The Sun (again, he dosn't really watch, he just dances to the beginning then off for his bath)
    Bath
    Story/ies (more like stories!)
    Bottle
    Bed

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    Ours is:

    *6.15 pm - bath and baby massage
    *6.45 - 7.15 pm - breastfeed and small bottle of formula to fill him up (so he'll HOPEFULLY sleep through - sometimes it works, sometimes not - though has been sleeping through to 6.30 am most mornings now thank god!)
    7.15 pm - he gets wrapped which he now recognises as a sign that it's time for bed. We dim the lounge room lights and have cuddles and he usually just falls asleep in my arms by 7.30 pm.

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    Our routine goes something like this:
    5:30 Bath
    6:30 Family Dinner and then a play with Daddy
    7:15 Drink of Milk
    7:30 Brush teeth then into bed. We spend a little time with each child talking about our day, and then a cuddle and off to sleep.


 

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