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My twins are 16 mths old and was wondering at what age to start changing bedtime routine? Currently they get a bath, brush teeth, and then hubby & I hold them while they drink milk. When they are done they push the cup away and shortly after to bed. I would like to change the routine to have the milk/snack before bath and add story time/cuddle time before they go to sleep. When I change this routine how is the best way to do this? I realize there may be some resistance at first since they are used to getting that milk right before going to bed. Thanks for any help.
A perfect distraction would be to begin reading to them when you used to give bottle. I think if you replace the bottle with a positive distraction, your plans will become easier.
They might not resist as much as you think they will. I fretted over changing my oldest's bedtime routine but when I finally did it, he was absolutely fine with it. I think your idea to give them their milk before bathtime and story before bed is great...go with it!