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Just curious...how do you handle going out past your LO's bed time? DS is seven months and likes his bedtime to be around 7:00pm, that is just the times that he naturally seems to be ready. So there are times that we need/want to be out later than that and I find myself getting anxious early in the day wondering how I am going to keep him up. Usually I just let him take a late nap and then try to get him to sleep a little either in the carrier or in his carseat while we are out. Anyone else have any tips or tricks for getting them to sleep while you are out and getting them back to bed once you get home? Thanks!
 

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My LO is the same way...When I have needed to be somewhere I take him with and throw him on the boob when he started fussing. He has slept though many restaurant meetings that way and then I just put him in the carseat when we are ready to go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Probably not the politically correct answer but I haven't gone out at night since DS was born. A few times we were out just long enough to get him dressed in his jammies and then into the carseat for a long drive home. He'd be asleep by the time we got home. This only works for longer drives though, if it's any shorter than an hour he would wake up when we got home and be ready to go, thinking he just had had a nap.<br><br>
If it was DD I wouldn't mind being out late; she doesn't have a strict bedtime and doesn't need too much cajoling to get to sleep anyhow.
 

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What?!? People get to go out at night?<br><br>
I can count on one hand the number of times I've been out of my house past 7pm in the last 2 years. We <i>could</i> do it, but I like the sanity of not having a shreiking, melting child on my hands, so we don't do it.
 

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My 6 mo old's bedtime is 10:00 PM. I'm a sahm, though, so we adjusted our schedule so that we don't get up until 8:30 AM.<br><br>
ETA my LO does take a nap around 8PM for about an hour.
 

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When my girls are little, we don't go out past their bedtime with them. We tried a few times with DD1 but ended up putting too much effort into trying to get her to sleep elsewhere it was not worth the evening out. Luckily with DD3 once she goes to bed, she's down for the night. Her bedtime is 6:30 pm, so we can get a babysitter and go out after she goes to bed.
 

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BetsyS, I'm the same as you - I just don't go out! DD is 2 and I didn't go ANYwhere for the first 18 months. Same when DS (now 4.5) was little. Recently I've gone out once or twice just until 9/9:30, and when I get home, generally DD has fallen asleep on the family room floor in front of the TV watching something, and DH says she hasn't necessarily been crying, but she's been whining and looking for me, because she ALWAYS nurses to sleep. (side note, I totally don't blame DH, I wouldn't be able to get her to go sleep without nursing either! I'd rather she be not miserable and fall asleep watching TV than that everyone be miserable just cuz I had to go to an evening meeting (which I leave early anyway!)) And you can't move her and have her stay asleep - my kids just don't work that way. So... I just don't go out. Which people don't understand... so it's sometimes tough to explain, but oh well. I think she's in a tough spot developmentally to change things right now, so I'm just gonna have to be patient a while longer I suppose.
 

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Our kids just slept on the go... in the sling or in the stroller. Our stroller could be converted to have a bassinet on top instead of a seat.
 

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Our third kiddo needs to be home for her bedtime or she won't sleep and once she is up past 7, she is up for along time and grumpy and hard to get down.<br><br>
She doesn't sleep in the stroller, but will in a sling, but at 20lbs, we don't sling much.<br><br>
So yeah, no late nights with kiddos in tow.
 

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sling and boob. um... sloob.<br><br>
yup, we sloob our baby.
 

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I put her to bed at 8. I start off with her in my bed. She sleeps and i snuggle with her till about 11 pm or so, then i feed her and put her in her crib. She sleeps so deep she doesnt wake up when i move her. Its half co-sleep half crib sleep. Half the time i just leave her in my bed all night.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">sling and boob. um... sloob.<br><br>
yup, we sloob our baby.</div>
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allthough both of my children have pretty late bedtimes now after doing this<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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