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4 month ideas for activities before bath and bed
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:39:52 am »
Hi
So my 4 month old goes to sleep about an hour and a half to 2 hours after A time. Usually bathtime starts about 45 min before sleep. After that feed and usually falls asleep during feeding.

1. What activities are good before bathtime and feeding?
2. Should i just start bathtime right after last nap and then read books and do quiet stuff( any ideas?) .
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Re: 4 month ideas for activities before bath and bed
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 19:15:29 pm »
We always had "bed time hour" which started 1 hr before night sleep started.
At 4 months my DS still hated baths so I didn't do them daily and not near BT which would have upset him too much. But at around 5-6 months he did like baths and our routine was:
20 min gentle children's TV programme, very low key and calm one not a noisy exciting one. I used this time to prepare milk and meds, run the bath and get his pjs and night nappy ready.
20 min teeth brushing and bath, get dressed
20 min feed (say 10 min), cuddle and a song, into bed, leave (before the hour was up).

Lots of people like to do bed time stories/reading but all my DS wanted to do was get to bed to be honest. Books were too stimulating for him and we didn't do books at BT until he was about 5 years old.