I'm wondering about sleep and routines with my 6 week old DD. She sleeps pretty good during the day and very good at night but I'm wondering if there are habits I should start forming/breaking now, or if I should get her into more of a routine?
Right now she mostly nurses to sleep. She can go down without being nursed...it's a little more difficult, but doable. SO rocks or walks her to sleep sometimes, my sister has rocked her to sleep, she falls asleep in the car, and a couple of times I've put her in her swing for a minute to start a load of laundry and have come back to her asleep. So I know she can go to sleep without being nursed, but I'm wondering if at any point I should start working with her on going to sleep more frequently without nursing down, or if I should wait until she's older.
We usually get up around 10 am. I actually usually wake up before her and she stays in bed for a bit while I get dressed and eat something. She takes a couple of cat naps and then usually around 1:30 goes down for about an hour, and then anytime between 3-5 she usually goes to sleep for about 2-3 hours. I nurse her to sleep and put her in the swing. She cluster feeds most of the evening (starting at about 6:30) and will sleep a bit in my arms. I usually spend my evenings just sitting in the recliner with her, watching TV or browsing the internet while she nurses and sleeps, and then anytime between 10 and midnight I will head to bed. She'll wake up at 4:30-5 and then at about 8:30 to nurse.
So, I guess I'm just wondering if I should start working on more concrete times so she knows the routine, or if this sounds good for this age? Also, I put her in her swing because she stays asleep a while there, but is there any reason I should put her in bed or in her crib (we co-sleep, we were planning on sidecarring the crib but right now it's just set up and she's never slept in it. As she gets bigger we probably will sidecar it so we all have a little more space)?
Sorry for the novel!