I tried a bedtime routine with my four year old son -way past high time to do this!- that started at 7pm with bath and ended with him fast asleep about 15 minutes after lights out. One night in and I’m trying not to declare victory (oh, so sweet it feels!) so will keep up the routine and hopefully it catches on because a quiet house before 9pm is very unusual but I’m finding out is a necessary thing for parental sanity.
Also, facebook naysayers.. I’m not ‘for’ crying it out but I’m willing to admit different things work for different families and honestly I’m beginning to rethink my position where sleep is concerned if we have second child. I think every mother can say to themselves (and the internet world would be a much happier place): “I believe I am doing what is best for my family and they are doing what is best for their family. My opinion is ultimately not going to convince a MOTHER who firmly believes that they are doing the best thing for their family to change her mind”.
K? k.. let’s be nice ladies (especially on facebook) 🙂