Well, we started our baby on a routine when she was about 2 mos. I didn't think there was any point to it, because she always wanted to sleep at different times, but now that she's 3.5 mos. it really has helped. We give give her a bath around 5:30 or 6:00. I lotion her, dress her, and then we read or have some playtime in her room, depending on how tired she is. I feed her and then she goes to bed at around 7:00pm. It varies, sometimes she wants to go to bed as early as 6:00 and sometimes as late as 8:00. It's never later than 8:00. Start the routine even if he doesn't want to sleep at that time and he will grow into it. It's like she knows once it's bathtime that bedtime is coming.
at 5:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2009