IMO and experience routines will always be upset by something at one stage or another eg by teething, illness, developmental stages etc etc that being said some mums & some babies need routines, i am just not that good at sticking to them 100%, whereas others i know dont cope without them at all.
I personally take the kids out, follow whatever pattern you normally would at home as close as possible. When we go out i always pack PJ's and give bath when out and let kids fall asleep in car on way home and transfer straight into bed.
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11-03-2013 05:14 #11Senior Member
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11-03-2013 06:29 #12
I was much like you with my first, everything revolved around her sleep from a young age and I regret it as I felt like I was trapped at home. My 2nd is now 7 weeks and I'm trying to do the opposite - who knows if it'll work as each baby seems so different.
Just do what you feel is best and of its frustrating you missing out on things then change it around a bit. Babies usually only take a few days to learn a routine so if it all goes wrong you can go back to what works
11-03-2013 06:52 #13
Definitely get back into the dinners. I'm a routine clock work kind of person but when bub is young take advantage of the sleep anywhere through anything because it won't last
11-03-2013 12:32 #14
11-03-2013 12:40 #15
Parents house would be a great 'practice' outing as well. If everything goes pear shaped ( which it's so unlikely to with an 8 week old) it's just a weekly dinner you're missing out on and not (eg.) a catch up with friends you haven't seen for ages! Good luck
11-03-2013 15:05 #16Senior Member
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Thanks for the replies! You've boosted my confidence to try getting out and about again. I think I'll try going to the next dinner
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