Making a schedule/getting them to sleep
Do you ladies do any kind of schedule with your babies? I've generally always done an eat, awake, sleep schedule with my babies. I was more strict with it with my first but I'm definitely more laid back about it now. I do think it works pretty well because baby doesn't get nursed to sleep and it's easier to tell whether they are tired or hungry.
Right now Judah eats about 6-8 times a day. He usually wakes up around 5am, then eats a couple more times before lunch and then throughout the day.
My problem is mostly at night. I'm trying to get him used to going to bed at 9pm instead of eating and then just hanging out awake with DH and I until we go to bed. DH and I really need time to ourselves and he's sort of putting a damper on that! The past couple nights we've tried to get him to sleep and he is either just hard to get to sleep or wide awake. Any tips? I make sure and get him a fresh diaper, jammies on, swaddled up, binkie in (if he wants it), etc. Sometimes we just rock him out here, tonight I rocked him in his bed and he went to sleep. But it seems to take FORever. Although once he's asleep at around 10pm he sleeps until 4-5am!