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Bedtime with one child was definitely a bit less complicated than with two but I feel like we’ve got it under control now. Until recently, our youngest, who will be two years old in May, would only settle with me but now she’s happy when her dad puts her to bed too so that offers us more flexibility. Our eldest is four years old and she’s happy with either as long as we read a book!
If they both go to bed smoothly like they do on most days, then we get our evening to ourselves to relax and watch TV. Some days I even get to have a nice bubble bath! What do you like to do when the kids are in bed? Read, watch something on TV, play games like the ones on Megareel or simply get some sleep yourself?
We’re not super strict about our bedtime routine but it usually goes something like this:
Most days we eat dinner together at around 6pm and are usually done by 6.30-6.45pm depending on how slowly our eldest decides to eat.
After dinner, we go into the living room and play for a bit or watch a little bit of TV. The Simpsons is a favourite for this time of day. We keep the lights quite dim and I try to get the children to play calmly but they love climbing on their dad when he’s home from work so the calm I dream of usually doesn’t happen at this time.
Around 7.15-7.30pm, I’ll get the girls’ sleepwear ready and get a night time cloth nappy for our youngest. Our eldest needs to be creamed twice a day on her legs and arms to avoid eczema flare-ups so we always do this when we change her out of and into pyjamas.
I change our youngest’s nappy and apply a thin layer of Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment to protect her skin from the causes of nappy rash. The overnight nappy is worn for 12 hours (which is a really long time for one nappy!) and can understandably lead to some irritation – so it’s always best to take preventative actions and ensure the area stays clean, hydrated and protected from nappy rash. Using gentle baby wipes and baby bath products will also help keep your baby’s skin in good condition.
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Sometimes one of us will take both girls to bed and sometimes we’ll take one each in separate rooms. Our youngest still sleeps in our bedroom – in a cot for half of the night, then she usually joins us in the big bed. She falls asleep in our bed or in her big sister’s bed if we’re in her room.
Upstairs, we will brush the girls’ teeth and my eldest will go for a pee before bed to ensure she can go all night without needing the toilet.
We pretty much always read books as we’re all book crazy! Our eldest loves to choose the books from her book shelf. We have quite a good collection as I believe children can never have too many books and I want to encourage an interest in reading. We read 1-3 books, then we turn the lights off and sometimes sing a few songs before the girls fall asleep.
I then transfer our youngest to her own bed and put the baby monitor on. Done!
You might have noticed the absence of a bath in this routine. Our girls have sensitive skin so they have a bath every 2-3 days to not dry their skin out. I like to give them their bath in the afternoon instead of in the evening because it’s much more relaxing and enjoyable that way. In the afternoon, the girls are not as tired (and I’m not as tired!) and it’s all so much less stressful as we’re not rushing after dinner to squeeze a bath in before bed. It works much better for us. On the days when the girls have a bath, I will put their lotions and pyjamas on straight afterwards so that one step of our bedtime routine is already done.
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