So i have decided that i might need to start bathing DS in the morning before work (its gonna be so hectic!!) as DH and i have finally realised tonight that his baths or showers are stimulating him rather than relaxing him!!
Has anyone else found this with their toddler?? Am i insane for considering doing this? Has it worked for anyone here as far as having a more relaxed toddler at night?
We have cut his nap down to 1 hr... he still needs it because if he missed it all together he falls asleep anywhere at about 4pm... then he'll be up till midnight!!
Tonight he was all relaxed, then DH showered him and he was full of beans after it!!! He gets the same after his baths as well.
Anyone else in the same boat?
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16-07-2014 22:14 #1
Bath time routine in the morning instead for 2.5 year old?
16-07-2014 22:28 #2
We usually bath/shower DS ( now 3.5 - have done since he was about 2) in the morning ( unless he's extra dirty or has had a really active day and then he gets one at night!) it's just easier - he either jumps in the shower with DH or has a bath while we are in the shower - we just wash his face and hands before bed - DH only has about an hour or so to eat and play with him before bed and DS loves to spend 20 mins in bath playing so it never really relaxed him!
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16-07-2014 22:40 #3
16-07-2014 22:51 #4
A friend suggested this when I was having trouble settling DD at night (age 3). I didn't try it out though.
Another thing she suggested that did work best was reading her bedtime stories in the living room rather than on her bed. Stories in bed were hyping her up too much.
16-07-2014 22:59 #5
16-07-2014 23:46 #6Senior Member
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My dd is always filthy in the afternoon from playing outside with the dogs. So it definitely wouldn't work for us. How about an early bath? Like afternoon? Then dinner and bed.
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17-07-2014 22:38 #7
I've always given DS (2 years old) a morning bath. It only took a week or so as a newborn for me to realise that a bath excites him he has his breakfast as soon as he gets up then straight in the bath, dried and clothes on. Some mornings it's a rush - you have to be organised.
If he gets really dirty I'll give him a second bath in the afternoon, no later than around 5pm. He goes to bed at 6:30ish. I keep these baths very short and with minimal toys & playing.
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