Putting baby schedules in your day to day is something that for many parents is essential. Setting a routine and implementing a discipline is part of our children’s education and that will make everything much calmer and more bearable.
Putting baby schedules is a way to govern their eating time, sleep, games, bath time… without forgetting that they also need all the love and affection of their parents. It’s as simple as discovering that following a routine makes life much easier for everyone. You will find out how the child is feeling able to predict when every moment will happen so that they feel that safety.
When to start setting schedules for the baby?
As soon as babies are born need to eat on demand and it is almost unfeasible to set a schedule. Within a few weeks of his birth the baby is practically fed every two to three hours and his stools are performed with each shot.
As time goes by, a routine is being practiced without wanting. It is from two to four months when you start to establish a much more formal habit and it is also a practice that is advised by some pediatricians.
Keeping a more accurate schedule with the passage of weeks, is to basically follow up on your diet and sleep. With this children follow a defined pattern and their rhythm becomes much more regulated. In this way we are encouraging us all to cope much better with a routine that will lead us to achieve well-being.
We don’t have to be quite strictwith the schedules, from the beginning or even having passed the months. If the child needs to eat something in a timely way, it is not to miss giving it to it, because there are some parents who choose not to feed them until their time comes.
Routines according to the months
With these guidelines we can know in which months it is necessary to do a routine. These indications will help us to know what the needs of the child are, since it varies quite from his first months to the next.
- From birth to 3 months: In these first months the baby only needs to eat and sleep. It will demand your food from 2 to 3 hours although it will not be continuously, since as the weeks go by, the takes will be distanced and their meals will be marked at a set hours.
- In these first months you can create habits until you get to establish fixed times. For example, feed at agreed times, play between your shots, go for a walk around the same time in the afternoon or take that much-awaited bath before bedtime at night and make your last shot of the day.
- From 3 months until the end of the year: from here we can set more times strict. The child already adapts to not meet so many hours of sleep by day and we can see that their naps are reduced and that their night sleep hours are more followed. We can see how the time for breakfast, lunch, lunch, snack and dinner is marked, even when you need your hours of play, bath or any family routine.
However, this is an indicative schedule that is practically marked by all families in their homes. Your rules and schedules will depend on the needs of the parents and those of the baby, and even on the personality and character of each member. Do not hurry to forcibly find something you see impossible. Just look for a balance where schedules and routines adapt to the needs of a family, to make your day to day much easier.