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We're only on our first and have no idea what we're doing, but I feel like we have this (and maybe only this) aced. Our normally fairly active 8-month-old goes BONKERS starting 15 or 20 minutes before bedtime. He wants to "jump" and climb and reach at stuff (you're right - those books are like a magnet when he's like this!) and be picked up so he ...


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It is what you don't include which is important! Don't include: More playing with daddy or mummy, during bed time (other time is absolutely fine) You don't have a routine to make them tired and fall asleep. You have a routine to let them know it's time for them to go to sleep. Subtle but different. Think about what going to sleep would ideally be like when ...


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With our kids, we always let them get asleep on their own while we do our things in the house. I am not sure what the advantages of a fixed routine are, as it takes very valuable time from parents to perform low-quality activities. Once they are tired they fall asleep naturally on the couch or the location they have been playing, and when it's bedtime for ...


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We have found walks (even a short, 15-min walk) in the stroller to be a good way to relax before bed. When the weather is no good we sometimes wear him in a baby carrier around the house, which always seems to calm him down (and it makes it easier to do the dishes!)


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Bath is too exciting for bedtime for a lot of kids. I also have a super-active, super-excitable little one, and he also got worked up by books and just about anything remotely interesting at bedtime. It's fine to move bath and books earlier in the day, or move books to the start of the routine. Some other soothing bedtime routine options that I've either ...


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In our experience, in addition to the nightime routine, another important factor in good nighttime sleep is the daytime routine. Keep it consistent. At this age keeping it consistent from day to day to within 20 minutes was helpful for us. The last daytime nap should be consistent across days, and not too late in the day so as not to interfere with the night ...


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Six months is about when babies can start learning to go to sleep on their own - and it's very important to do so, if you don't want to be spending hours getting them to go to sleep for the next several years. This article recommends starting this at six months, for example - about when you start seeing your baby able to sleep all night, in particular. As ...


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I am not a doctor or medical expert but, I think Phenergan for once a month case of over tired toddler crankies seems a little excessive. Given your doctor recommended this, I doubt it would be harmful to use it as directed, but I also don't think letting her be awake and cranky is really any harm. Many adults and children have occasional nights of ...


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My 5 year old son is very similar in his wake-up routine. I’ve found a few things that help keep him occupied for a bit longer in the mornings so that I and my daughter can get some more time to sleep. have easily accessible breakfast foods so he can spend about 10-15 minutes eating breakfast on his own. I have a basket system and also a designated “grab ...


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Welcome to having a toddler. It's a lot of fun, but it does come with certain ... complications. This is one of them, and it happens for pretty much everyone. First: this is, to some extent, a phase. He's now able to move around and do things he wasn't able to before; so he's exploring that new freedom, and all of the stuff that comes with it. Be ...


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