Last weekend the clocks went back and we are now back to GMT. The days are shorter, still very dark by 7am and it gets dark around 4pm. You would think that it is better to put the kids to bed, right? Well, not sure about yours, but my kids’ sleeping patterns are bit of a mess. I guess they came little defective from factory.
Poor Beatrice is very sleepy around 5pm. But it isn’t a “30 minute nap” kind of tired, it’s a “I’m going to sleep until tomorrow” sleepy. What do you do with a sleepy baby? Tortured her until it is 7pm, her real bedtime?! I managed to stretch her bedtime routine until 6pm, 6.30pm is I’m VERY lucky. And of course she is awake by 5am. But she will wake up at 5am even if she sleeps at 7pm. She continues to wake up every two hours to have milk.
Miss Laura is great to put to bed. Since I started picking her up at the nursery earlier, she hasn’t caused much problems to have a bath and I have been starting her bedtime routine on my own (I used to wait for hubby and he would deal with Laura, while I sorted Bea out), so by 7pm she was in bed, fast asleep. But in the last days, she has been going to sleep around 8pm. It’s always an excuse: she is thirsty, she is hungry, she needs a wee, she wants a different story… at least, my plan with the gro clock seems to be working slowly. Laura was also waking up at 5am, which is not cool. The gro clock was set for 7am, but she wouldn’t take that. So I started setting the clock to 5:15, then 5:30, then 5:45… we are now at 6am, and she woke up at 6:15am on Sunday. She comes to my bed all excited to tell me that the sun was shining and it was time to wake up. I can’t wait to get the clock set to 7am and she actually stays in bed until then.
Wish me luck as I’m not sure how long I’ll last.