We are at a loss at the moment what to do with our 9 week old boy in the evenings. He is our 2nd baby and we had a very good routine with our first boy, starting from birth but we now have a very colicky baby so are finding that a bedtime routine is just a waste of time because he is so unsettled in the evenings and the only way we can settle him is to walk around for hours, cluster feed him and then rock him to sleep in the pushchair. He settles anytime between 9 and 11pm.
We have been told by friends and relatives that this phase will pass but in the meantime should we still do the bedtime routine even though we end up bringing him back downstairs?
We really don’t want to start any bad habits but our first was not colicky so we don’t really know how to deal with this and are just doing all we can at the moment to settle him as it is very stressful and hard for all of us.
Should we forget the routine at the moment until the colic passes and then try again? Is there anything we can do to help him?
Really looking forward to your advice.
Many thanks, Kerry and Alistair Ridgeway.