Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bedtime Routine...

William has a VERY regulated bedtime routine. First we take a bath, then he reads books in our bed for about 30minutes, whilst drinking his bottle of milk, then he brushes his teeth, and says goodnight to me. He and Daddy then head in to the bedroom to rock for a few minutes while he watches his musical bird/light show thing. I have no better way to describe that thing. He then gets into bed and falls asleep on his own. The problem we are facing is the rocking chair. We kinda need to move it to our room for the new baby. So I can use it to rock and feed Charlie at night and at nap time. I am not sure how to go about moving the rocking part of Will's routine to our room...when he wakes up scared in the night, he insists upon being rocked for a few minutes before getting back in bed. I don't want to make him feel we are taking it away from him and making it the baby's, but essentially that is what needs to happen. I think if we move it to our room now, he may not associate it with the baby at all. Who thought it would be this complicated? Maybe I am just overly concerned....probably.

3 comments:

Little Blessings said...

I would move it now. And just tell him that you are doing it. Do you think if you sat on the edge of the bed and kinda rocked him it would work in the middle of the night?

Kelly and Jason said...

That's what we were kinda thinking. Jason needs to alter Will's bed a little bit. It has a big rail all the way along both sides, and Jason thinks he can build a new one that will only go half way, so we could sit on the edge near the bottom. Honestly, I think we could just take the rail off altogether, since we have never found him anywhere near the edge anyway. I think we will move it this week and see what happens....

Little Blessings said...

Good Luck!