Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bedtime Routine

Our bedtime routine usually consists of giving the babies one last feeding (around 6:30 or 7), swaddling them, rocking them a bit and putting them down.  We ideally put them down with their eyes open so that they can fall asleep on their own, but sometimes we rock them too long and realize that they are already asleep.  Lately, this has been working really well.  We usually get them down between 7:30 and 8, and that gives us until 9 o'clock, which is when we go to bed (seriously, it's like we're old people or something).

By 7 PM tonight, both babies had easily been put in bed and were sleeping soundly.  It has been so weird to have a full hour and half (with no consoling, no checking on them, etc) to just eat dinner, check email, crochet, etc.  And I still have half an hour before our bedtime.  Now if I could only get them to sleep for more than 3 hours at a time...


  1. Good work putting them down while they are awake. That is definitely something that we adopted when we 'sleep trained' Adria, but not nearly as early as 2 months. We put her down asleep alllll the time at that age.

  2. Don't be too impressed. =) Tonight Miles was crying a lot, and Jason had to rock him to sleep in the bouncy seat. Vivienne is really easy to put down. Miles is a bit more (read: WAY more) of a challenge.