Schedules and Bedtime
May 11, 2009
Well, everyone has been telling me that the best way to start working towards sleeping through the night is to start working towards a schedule...somewhat of a routine. SO last night for the first time ever at 8:00 Chris gave Aiden a bath, changed him...then I fed him and gave him a massage with our Bedtime Soothing Lotion. After that we sang to him (daddy played the guitar), swaddled him, rocked him, said our prayers and at 9:00 we turned off the lights and put him down in his bassinet. He didn't cry at all! YAY! If he had i would have probably panicked :). Well, he didnt even come to close to sleeping through the night BUT once we get this night routine down the studies say that he will start sleeping longer. The key is to do our bedtime schedule the same time every night and to make sure that he falls asleep in his bed on his own (rather than him falling asleep in bed with us as usual and then us putting him in his bed already asleep). Tonight we did the same thing again and he did great! I am so proud of our little man! Now we will start working on our daytime schedules!