Whatever your parenting style may be, all families require some form of routine as part of normalcy — a way to get things done which also gives your child a sense of security. That said, a structured daily routine is not for everyone.
Here’s a list to help you decide if a consistent schedule will work for you and your family…
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.
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.
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