I'm not sure I understand the idea of having a bedtime for a small baby. My daughter is just shy of 1 mo old. She sleeps on and off all day and night, though she may be awake for as much as 2 hours at a time sometimes--as often as not this is at 2 am, and she fusses, which I think is often intestinal, and one of us has to sit up with her. The concept of putting her down at a given bedtime seems meaningless because it's not like she is up and then I am putting her down--she's down already, just perhaps not in her crib (usually in the day she naps in a bassinet in the room with one of us, or sometimes on our laps or in the Mei Tai--at night she sleeps in a sidecarred crib, and if one of us is taking a nap during the day we'll have her in the crib with us). But I see moms on here talking about bedtimes for their babies. Is this something we should be doing? Where's the benefit? Can a baby this young recognize a bedtime routine? How would I go about initiating some sort of demarcation between day (sleep) and night (also sleep)?