We have taken some BIG steps in this house to get ready for baby #3 to arrive! These boys have moved to the same room to make space for their little sister...
Now it hasn't been a smooth sailing transition for us! It hasn't been TERRIBLE, but for today's post, I'm seeking advice on how to do bedtimes with two kids in one room (ages 4 and 2)?!?!?!?
At first, we tried both boys in at the same time---ha, they can play and play and play and play. It would take a good 2-3 hours for them to fall asleep soon. We have tried staggering bedtimes, with limited success. Bedtime depends on who naps, how long, etc. But again---this can take a couple hours to get both completely asleep.
So I'm just seeking advice on what others do?!?! Andrew, just hit two and we just moved to a bed when we switched rooms. He is doing well with the bed transition, but can take awhile to unwind although he is quiet while playing. Aiden just turned four and is a very active child so it does take him some time to wind down (not always quietly), especially with a little brother in there!
So far---I'm leaning towards a 6:45ish bedtime (which is a little earlier than usual) so it gives the boys a little more time to unwind together. And hopefully, they will be sleeping by 8ish?!?! I tried it tonight---Aiden was asleep by 8:10 and Andrew asleep by 8:30, only a handful of times did we have to head up to remind them to sleep. (They did stay in bed, thankfully.)
So any and all advice is appreciated? We are hoping to get this smoothed out sooner than later for everyone's sanity although I know this time will pass and I'm trying to be as patient as one can be!