1 It gives structure to your day and helps you feel in control.
2 There is a theory that babies are much happier if they know what’s coming next, even when they’re really tiny.
3 If your baby goes to bed early, you get to spend some valuable time with your spouse or friends in the evening.
4 It might actually work and you’ll get a full night’s sleep within eight weeks or so.
1 Breastfed babies often need to eat little and more often than they are “allowed” to in a routine. Feeding on demand, as advocated by many lactation consultants, conflicts with a schedule.
2 Routines take away spontaneity and confine you to the house during baby’s “sleep time”.
3 It can be hard to work out complicated schedules when you’re so tired.
4 You might feel guilty or a failure if you can’t stick to it or your baby doesn’t like it.