Putting your baby on a schedule
Now from your experience does putting your baby to a schedule help in the future?
If it does what kind of schedules worked for u and does it stay the same as she grows up? I have only a bedtime schedule where she sleeps around 9:30 to 10. Do u think that’s a good time
I do it on her demands so I think am doing the best I can just wanna do a much better job.
I’m sure you are an amazing mother doing the best you can and always trying to do better. No child could ask for better than that!
Schedules are a must with children. Otherwise your life will be in continuous chaos. It also gives your child the beginning principles of discipline and order which is important in development.
As a note on this, I believe in feeding your child when they are hungry and letting them sleep when they are tired although if I daughter was getting ready to fall asleep around 7 pm we would usually play with her to keep her up until about 9 so that she then had a nice long sleep instead of waking up at midnight.
A general schedule that worked for us at the start up until she was 4 months old was:
9am feed the baby.
10-12pm go out with baby in the stroller so they get out of the house at least once a day
12pm feed the baby
1pm – 3pm baby nap if she could. Household chores during this time.
3pm feed the baby.
4pm – 7pm dad plays with the baby including helping the baby take steps, crawl, etc… to start getting the baby tired and hungry and give mom a much needed break.
7pm – 730pm wash the baby and get her ready for bed.
730 pm – 830pm feed the baby.
8:30 – 9:00 lullabyes
9:00 baby to sleep.
9:00 pm – 6am feed the baby and put them back to sleep until they won’t sleep anymore which usually is between 6 and 7am.
Once our daughter hit 6 months the feeding got easier because solids came into the equation and less milk/formula was needed and also she was starting to crawl and amuse herself which freed up more of our time.
6:30 am wake up and formula
7am – 9am play time.
930 – 12 stroll and outside time (includes coffee shop and mall time for mom)
12:30 solid food feeding.
1230 – 3pm nap time if they will (otherwise just let them fall asleep whenever they do)
3pm formula and/or solid food feeding.
4pm – 7pm dad play time.
7pm good solid food dinner
7:30 bath time and ready for bed.
8:30 final bottle of formula for the day
Hope that helps!