pardon me for being so parent-specific, but i’ve been wondering about baby bedtimes lately. when we first brought alex home, i usually tried to put her to bed around ten, because that worked well with our schedule, and seemed to be fine with her. now, though, at five weeks, i’m wondering if it’s possible to put a baby to bed too early. her colic seems to be subsiding, but she gets cranky when she’s tired (as we all do) and so i’ve just been putting her to bed after her bath as soon as she seems grumpy, which is turning out to mean she’s going to bed around 8, with the potential to lean towards 7:30. i suspect that is a just fine time, but i’m curious about the average bedtime for newborns from you, my dear readers. i know that some older babies go to bed as early as 6:30, but i can’t really see that fitting into our lives very well. thoughts, anyone?
bedtime question August 1, 2008