Baby bedtime routine that works

Baby bedtime routine from 2 months to 6 months old.

Andrew started sleeping through the night at 3 months old.  The first night I thought I was just lucky, but when it happened 3 nights in a row I realized that the baby bedtime routine we started when he was 6 weeks old was finally paying off.

I read an article over on Baby Center called “Establishing good sleep habits: newborn to 3 months” and it helped me realize that a child can be taught to sleep through the night at a young age.  I learned that starting the routine when your child is between 6 and 8 weeks old is important.

At 8 weeks, it may seem pointless because the rewards are not immediate, but there is a saying:

“It takes 30 days to make a habit”

I found this was true with Andrew.  At 12 weeks he slept through the night, 21:30 until 6:00.  You may be wondering what my “magic” routine is.

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Why I will never sleep past 7am again

It is 5:30am as I write this blog post. Andrew (11 weeks) is dozing in my arms after his most recent feed.
No amount of warning could have prepared me for nights with an infant. I have been told by one set of parents that I am lucky that Andrew sleeps 3 to 4 hour stretches as their child sleeps little more than 2 hours at a time.
I have been feeding Andrew only breast milk since his birth. Occasionally
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