I have been wanting to add more structure to Chloe's night time routine. This whole year, I really fell out of our routine and more so lately with Eric working more and more. I used to have dinner done a hour after I got off work, have her in the bath, and ready to go to bed by 8 pm. Now, we end up in bed around 9:30 to 10 pm. And then there is the fact that Chloe sleeps in our bed. Since about 3 months old, I kept telling myself that I would start putting her in her crib but that never happened and here we are two and a half years into it and she is still sleeping with us. The big reason I cannot bring myself to do it is I have this fear and anxiety about her getting kidnapped. I know, I am a freak! Eric keeps telling me that he would be ready with a gun if he heard someone coming in as he is a light sleeper but I just cannot get away from this fear. Am I the only one? I would love to know if you are reading this, what your experience and journey is when it comes to the night routine and sleep situation. I really need some advice on this one!
I also wanted to share our routine we have right now...
First we start with a bath which I usually take with her and try to keep her from drinking our bath water!
Chloe's after bath necessities! The Tangle Teezer is AH-MAZING for tangled curly hair. Chloe's skin is really sensitive and will get rashes all over if we do not use the Aveeno lotion and body wash.
And momma's! I literally use the coconut oil for my whole body including my hair! This makeup remover is def a must because it removes waterproof mascara, it is amazing for being from the drugstore.
This is where she really sleeps. When Eric is home, he sleeps on the left and I end up barely staying on the bed because Chloe somehow manages to take up most of both of our sides! Is it just the kids in my family or does your kid/kids sleep wild? Someone so little should not require that much space!
I let Chloe watch T.V. for a little bit while I do some reading or blogging. This is something I want to try and get out of. If I did not read or listen to my Holy Bible app, I will do a little reading or listen now. In a perfect routine, I would love to get Chloe to bed and then do my little routine. I have tried going back to just bathing Chloe and then putting her to sleep without T.V. time and I felt so exhausted afterwards and did not want to do my routine but I just need to get used to it and do it.
Basically what I want to work on is getting her in her own bed, getting her to bed earlier, and work on separating our routines. Wish me luck and I would love to hear any advice from anyone reading this!