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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.


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Re: 4 month ideas for activities before bath and bed
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 11:28:43 am »
You should give a bath to your baby before sleep time. It relaxes your baby gives a sound slip.

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Re: 4 month ideas for activities before bath and bed
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 20:48:06 pm »
Honestly do things you will enjoy doing that works for your family. My DH was home at that time so it was his time to interact with our babies. There is no ideal as families and babies are all different.
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Re: 4 month ideas for activities before bath and bed
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 13:45:04 pm »
Have you tried baby massage?  I used to enjoy giving mine a short massage with a relaxing oil after their bath, before dressing and feeding.  It's easier before they learn to crawl!!