As a baby I usually breastfeed my son before sleeping. But now I am trying to wean him off and wonder what is a good bedtime routine for a 14mth old. Please share your bedtime routine. Thanks in advance
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13-01-2015 07:46 #1Member
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13-01-2015 08:01 #2
DS is 18 mths but he's had the same routine from 13 mths.
* wait 30 mins after dinner before starting (DS always poos after dinner!)
* straight from bath into bedroom to get dried and dressed
* once in pjs, DD and DH come in to say goodnight
* cuddles in rocking chair with dim light and read book for approx 20 minutes. DS winds right down and starts yawning. He and I both love this reading time, which is the only reason I go for so long.
* after 5-6 board books, lights out and dark cuddles until he's completely relaxed. Then into bed, usually at about 8pm.
13-01-2015 08:30 #3
My nearly 2yo has had same routine since weaning at 11mo.
Dinner between 4:45-5:30.
Run around as he'll then poo.
Bath at 6pm
Playtime again till 6:30ish
Milk downstairs whilst big sis reads to him
6:45-7pm he'll now give us all kisses and walks upstairs to bed (Mr independant) then into cot and walk out.
90% of time he'll chat away to toys or sing songs for about 10min.
Sometimes he'll decide once in there he wants to get out so I'll just talk quietly to him that's it's ni-nigh time to calm him.
I'm lucky that both of mine have never really fought going to bed, perhaps it from having the same routine....I wish I was as successful at getting them to sleep past 5:30am
13-01-2015 11:34 #4
DS is 17months old.
Some time between 5:30 and 6:00pm- Bath, nudie run to bedroom, into pj's.
Play until 6:30pm
6:30pm- Milk (in a sippy cup) and stories
6:45pm- Quick 5min play (usually brings a few big burps).
6:50pm- Brush Teeth, then we slowly make our way to his bedroom saying goodnight to random things along the way. He goes into the cot after saying goodnight to things in his room, then we say night night to his comforter, give him a kiss and out we go.
7:00pm- Sleep time.
He goes straight down without any fuss, we don't hear a peep at all. It took a long time to find a routine that works for him. He's never slept so well! He used to protest every bed time and would wake during the night. As soon as we implemented this routine his sleep habits changed instantly.
Usually wakes at 6:50am. Change nappy
7:00am- Milk in a sippy cup
9:30am- morning tea
12:00pm- nap time (same sleep ritual as before).
Usually sleeps for 2hours
Afternoon tea 2:30pm/3pm depending on when he wakes up.
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13-01-2015 11:38 #5
Forgot to add, I included the day routine because if you change the timing of your bedtime routine, you might need to tweak your day routine a little also.
21-01-2015 15:20 #6Junior Member
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We do shower, bottle while watching 5-10 mins TV, brush teeth, into bedroom, read a story, into cot.
21-01-2015 16:22 #7
Shower/bath, dinner, cuddle, milk, bed.
Dd (1 as of yesterday) goes to bed between 6-7, depending on the days naps and length of sleep.
21-01-2015 16:53 #8
DD (28 months) has had pretty much the same routine since about a year old:
4:45-5:15 - dinner
-play after dinner
6:00 - Daddy comes 'home' (out of the office). Feed the dog with Daddy, quiet play.
6:30 - bath & brush teeth
6:45 - out of bath. Say goodnight to things. Get dressed. read stories in room/bed.
7:00ish - into bed. goodnight to Mummy & Daddy, lights out.
21-01-2015 19:11 #9
DS is 19 months. We usually do this (times can vary):
6:30 Out of bath. Let him run around/play nudie for a bit. Then get him dressed for bed.
6:40 Brush teeth. Start to wind him down. If DH is putting him to bed he will do storytime then into bed. If it's me I'll give him a breastfeed and then into bed.
I aim to have him in bed anywhere between 6:30-7pm.
21-01-2015 20:39 #10
Dd is 16 months
Walk with dog 7.30pm
Bed (boob/water just before) 8.30pm
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