Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our Evening Routine

As some of you know, Caleb is pretty much on a schedule. I've found that he does really well with it. He knows exactly what to expect and there are no unexpected surprises. When bedtime comes, he knows that it's time to go to sleep and doesn't fight me about it. Since I am a person that thrives on schedules, we work very well together in the evenings!

Around 7:00, Caleb and I have bathtime. He gets to let go of any energy he has left and relax a little. The Johnson and Johnson lavendar bathwash is Heaven! It calms his little butt right down! I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but he is now taking baths in a regular tub. He seems to be getting the hang of it now!

We have a little tub seat, but it really gets in the way when I try to bathe him. He's scared to death to be out of it, so I've taken a couple of baths with him and he is doing a lot better. Tonight I think I will try it with him just sitting in the tub. We'll see how that goes.....

Then Caleb gets rubbed down with lavendar baby lotion, ears cleaned, and nails clipped. He usually tolerates me doing this to him and babbles the WHOLE time! Then, he eats one last time before bed.

Ryan and I put him to bed in his room. Ryan usually reads a book to him right before we leave the room.

We turn on his projection/music player thing and turn the lights off. It usually takes about five to ten minutes for him to fall asleep. He literally talks himself to sleep!

People have asked me if I did sleep training with Caleb and I did not. I don't believe in letting children cry themselves to sleep. The schedule is what really made bedtime easy. Caleb has time to unwind and prepare for bedtime. He sleeps through the night and usually wakes up around 6:30 am.

So, that's what we do and so far we're having a lot of success!

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