Baby Schedule

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Baby Schedule

Well even though Carter is older than your babies . I have a question for the BTDT mommas how did you put your LO on a schedule? I have to go back to work March 4th and i was wondering how did any of you get your 2/ 3 month olds to bed

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I just let DD fall into her own schedule. It went great and so I didn't do any sort of true bedtime routine (in that I'd just feed her and put her down like any other time she slept) early on. Then she started teething at aroudn 4 months and we started having sleep issues so I had to give her some cues.

I plan to do the same thing with DS as far as letting him figure out his own schedule, but I'm going to do more bedtime routine stuff early on (around 2-2.5 months). I want to keep it simple and similar to DDs for convenience sake, but I figure if nothing else I'll just get him dressed for bed (will do a bath first when he needs them on a more regular basis), change his diaper, feed him and read him a story or sing him a song, put him in bed with his seahorse that plays music or some sort of white noise.

I think the biggest thing with bedtime routines/schedules in general is being consistent and knowing that it can take them a few days/weeks to get the hang of it.

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I am with Mia. We did not try to give DS a schedule until he was 4.5 months old. He actually did not respond at all to sleep training - just pissed him off and we all got no sleep. He is a stubborn kid. Around 6 months we tried again and were able to make some minor changes to his schedule to make it work for us...

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I, too, did not put any of my older ones on a schedule...I let them fall into their own schedule. When Reagan is about 2 months, I plan on doing the same as Mia. Give her a bath, change her, feed her, read a story with all four kids, and then lay her down w/her noise machine (we use the heartbeat sound right now to try to get her to sleep on her own in her crib). Hopefully Carter will fall into a routine for you, but otherwise, just make sure you're consistant w/what you do every night. He'll eventually get the hang of it and know that that is his bedtime routine!

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Thanks Ladies!! My main problem is the GERD and the fact that hes soo comfy when we hild him that when i put him to sleep om the boppy hes uncomfortable

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That's tough dealing with GERD. Is he on any sort of medication I ease the discomfort or is there not much they can donfornthat?

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He actually has his 2 mo appt on Friday so i will ask her about it