2017/04/19

OUR BEDTIME ROUTINE


I'm ridiculously bad at routines. 
I've never had ones. 
Now I need to create ones from nothing. 

I'm not a routine person. I mean, I'm flippin' organised if anything, but routines have never been a thing in my life. My most decent routine must've been that ritual I did when I woke up at 4 am to get to work. That ritual was kind of a routine, to make me survive to the work, haha, makes me laugh now how I thought those mornings were hard. They're a piece of cake compared to this one when I'm writing this post for example. 

As I said, I'm bad at routines. But my baby needs routines. Babies need routines. So during these seven weeks of his existence, we have created ourselves a pretty decent evening routine. Dino has adjusted himself to it and when we start doing certain things he knows it's time to start to calm down and think about going to sleep for a bit longer amount of the time. Dino has always been a great sleeper. I'm kind of jealous of his sleeping ability. I mean, sleeping like a baby is exactly what it is. Damn great good night sleep. And our little one lets us sleep too, which is wonderful. Depending on what time we go to bed and get up, Dino wakes up 1-2 times per night to be fed.

He's looking so dramatic every time he eats :D

Dino usually wakes up from his nap around 3 or 4 pm. Then we eat and cook dinner together, for the ones who don't eat milk daily basis, multiple times per day. I'm trying my best to keep that tiny human awake; he's watching TV, laughing at his toy elephant (which is our new favourite), laying on his nest or just casually he can be placed on his stomach on the blanket on the floor. The last one is a bit tricky if he's starting to show some marks about being tired. 

Around 5 pm, we start to take his clothes off until the point that he's only wearing a diaper. He's enjoying hanging on the floor wearing only his diaper and he's having a good 20-30 minutes fun while one of us is prepping his bathtub. 

At 6 pm we go to bath. He has started to enjoy taking baths, which is good. Before, I wondered how our neighbours must think we're torturing him while he was screaming in his bathtub like someone was going to cook a meal out of him. After the bath, we dry him & make a 15-minute baby massage. We massage his legs and belly, to get all the air out of the system. (ps. that makes him so flippin' relaxed that he's almost falling asleep at this point.) 

Around 7 pm we move on to the dark bedroom, feed him there and place him to his own bed. He falls asleep within the minutes. It's kind of insane how well our routine is working with us. 

Have you ever had to create routines out of nothing?  
  


Dino is wearing:
body suit - H&M
pants - Polarn O. Pyret

37 comments:

  1. Aww this is so cute! His really an adorable baby

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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    1. He is, oh my goodness<3 thank you :-)

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  2. Our routine is similar, we start winding down around half 5, read a book to Dougie etc, then he has his bath and a massage and then we go into his dark bedroom, get him dressed for bed and I feed him. Last night was a momentous occasion as he slept through for the first time, he usually wakes up a couple of times, it's hard work! I'm so glad your routine is working for you! Such cute photos too, Dino is so gorgeous!
    Hels x
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. I can't wait for Dino to sleep through the night haha! Last few nights he's been sleeping 5hours at once, so we're slowly getting there :D

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  3. Awwww he is so adorable. Good to hear that he settled into a routine so quickly :). Also waking up 1-2 times per night is pretty good at his age.

    The Life of Dee

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    1. Yeah it is! Thank goodness he's sleeping his nights well :D

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  4. I'm very bad with routines too, and actually I'm struggling lately to create one in the morning, unfortunately to no success so far. But there were times in my life when I had to have a routine, and perhaps remembering the fact that I didn't like that is what keeps me now from forming a new one.

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    1. Haha, yeah that might be why!

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  5. You're doing so good with the routines! And it's so good that little bubba let's you sleep most of the night, you're doing great! Ree love30

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    1. Haha, thanks! Oh, that's so great!

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  6. Awww.... I really love reading blogs about babies. I don't have a baby of my own but I can surely learn from your experiences. Thank you!

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  7. Oooow Dino is lush! Great to have a routine in place already but watch out because his milk timing will change every few months. Sometimes depending on how much growing he's doing, his sleep timings may wobble for a while. Looks like you are doing so well mate! xx

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    1. Feels like it changes each day haha! :D

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  8. You guys are so cute together, my little one is turning two in two months and the time has flown by! Savour all these moments.

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    1. Aww thank you! Oh, they grow up so fast!

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  9. Your baba is so cute I can't even. Like daddy like child, eh? Lots of squeeze and happiness for your little family 😍😍
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. Haha, like daddy like child :D

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  10. Lovely pictures Jasmin...it's great Dino now likes shower time...haha your neighbours will never think you're torturing your baby...I like to watch babies get a bath..I think its really cute...and those massages, I'm always like 'take it easy'....Thanks for sharing your routine, it'll help when I'm ready

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  11. Wow I need a photo like that from my hub with our newborn when he's born. Too cute. My bedtime routine is bad now also, I can't sleep proper while being pregnant.

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    1. OH, sleeping at your weeks was horrible! I didn't sleep at all. No worries hun, you'll sleep so much better when the baby is out <3

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  12. You guys are unbelievably cute together. Glad that Dino is adjusting to his routine.
    xx A

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    1. Haha, thank you Anastasia :-)

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  13. I'm a huge fan of routines, especially as I've gotten older. I like knowing that I'll get the things that I need to get done...done. Also, super cute baby!

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    1. Hahah thank you! I've never been a routine person and I don't think I ever will :D

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  14. That picture with the baby and dad next to him is adorable. The one with you and baby is likewise adorable. I remember trying to set schedules. My ex just didn't allow me to dictate routines, which really screwed everything up.

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    1. Hah thank you! Damn, that's unfortunate :/

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  15. Happy to know this routine adjustment is working great for you. Love and happiness to Dino!

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  16. I've always thought that getting a baby to it's sleep will take a lot of story telling and waiting for the baby to fall asleep but sounds like your baby is quite easy one what comes to sleeping! :) I'm really bad with routines too, I love changes and unplanned things.

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    1. Ours is pretty easy yeah :D Although, there are days when he doesn't want to fall asleep :D

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  17. Ah it sounds like your routine is working wonderfully for you. I didn't get mine into routines at that young an age but fortunately my youngest is now sleeping fairly well at 6 months and I feel a bit more human in the daytime x

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  18. I'm a person who loves a routine, keeps me focused and I know what I'm doing. It can be hard to adjust when you have a little one, but keep at it. Your little Dino is very adorable. 😘

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  19. I found routines were a real comfort to my babies. Knowing what was going to happen when made things easier for them. Hey, frankly anything that gets you the max sleep at night makes everything easier!! That said, I have always been determined not to be a slave to a routine, so I try to be adaptable too if there's stuff I want to do - and despite habit routine kids,- it works!! I think because I carefully manage the change! The key to kids is energy management, via food and sleep.thus is true of every age. Get that nailed and the rest follows. Enjoy it. Good luck! X

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  20. I'm a person who loves a routine, keeps me focused and I know what I'm doing. It can be hard to adjust when you have a little one, but keep at it. Your little Dino is very adorable.

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  21. That sounds like a great routine to stick too. A friend told me sleeping babies are a blessing haha! So good to know you've got a sleep-trained baby who lets you sleep too!

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