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Old 09-12-2009, 07:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Several of my friends have recently told me they have sleep routines, which really help their babies get to sleep. I am having a lot of trouble sleeping in recent months, and I'm hoping a sleep routine with help both me and DS get to sleep more quickly at night. BUT... DH watches TV at night, in bed, and it would start a BIG fight if we discussed changing that particular habit. If worse comes to worse, we can discuss it, but I'm looking for other, more creative solutions to a night time routine, because at this point, the TV often distracts DS if it suddenly gets bright, or if there's music he likes on a commercial or something.

My friends have a story, or a bath, then feed baby, then go to sleep. I've thought of having a white noise machine or a bedtime CD to listen to before bed. I've also started having a cup of herbal tea just before the routine to help me get ready for it.

I would love your thoughts.

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Gosh, that's tough...the only thing I can think of is to get some sort of headphones set up with the TV for your husband and position everyone so the baby is shielded from most of the light from the TV.

How does your son deal with being moved after he falls asleep? Could you two settle in somewhere else for awhile and then move to the bed after the TV's off?
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Gosh, that's tough...the only thing I can think of is to get some sort of headphones set up with the TV for your husband and position everyone so the baby is shielded from most of the light from the TV.

How does your son deal with being moved after he falls asleep? Could you two settle in somewhere else for awhile and then move to the bed after the TV's off?
Well, we don't have any other beds in the house... That's an idea, though. I could fall asleep with him in arms in a dark room, then we could move to his room once DH is ready to turn off the TV.

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