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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04-11-2014 18:16 #1
Night time routine
04-11-2014 18:47 #2
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
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04-11-2014 20:00 #3
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.
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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04-11-2014 20:03 #4
When I'm on duty it's -
5.30ish cook tea
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.
04-11-2014 21:00 #5
04-11-2014 21:08 #6
Hey! DD is 16.5 months old. This is our routine.
I start cooking dinner at 5pm.
5:30 sit down to eat dinner
6:45 brush teeth
6:55 cuddles & Grobag on
7:00 lights out
I hope this helps.
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05-11-2014 08:48 #7-
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Not single but...
5:30 bath for baby
6pm shower for older kids
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
15-11-2014 00:07 #8
Single mumma and working...
5.45... Get home and feed dog
6.30... Start dinner, dd watches abc kids
7.00... Eat dinner
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...
15-11-2014 00:09 #9
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...
05-01-2015 11:49 #10
Ours are older- 9 and 7:
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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