Do you want to be able to take care of your baby so that you can reconcile with all other daily tasks without freaking out? Reach the end of the day and see that you managed to handle everything without having been so fumbling? Of course, there are so many things to do during the day and in some especially with even more tasks, that you will hardly feel exhausted at the end of it. But when we create a baby routine, what they need and when they need it, it is easier to solve everything and in due time and time.
The care and routine for the baby is nothing unusual and complicated, but due to the big rush and too much responsibility sometimes everything runs over and what is so simple becomes complicated. In addition to that experts point out the routine as a healthy habit for raising children, who, when accustomed to it, already wait for the moment to play, to take a nap, to read a book or to do whatever the moment he likes with his parents. Pediatricians also report on how beneficial it is to create a baby routine and how well it is for their development. After all, a peaceful baby can explore and discover the world more productively. The routine must occur due to the way of life in your home and you will dictate the best times, after all no one better than you to understand how your home works. Time to wake up, have breakfast, play, time to watch television, time for nap, afternoon snack, time for reading and so on.
How about creating a weekly routine, among the routine activities like feeding and bathing you include your child’s favorite activities? There are three types of routine baby options that can be followed, obviously each family identifies with a way of teaching and habits. One of them is the routine directed by the parents , where the times and time for the development of each activity are strictly followed. It determines how many minutes the baby can sleep, how long he should finish eating and how much he can play.
The second option is the baby-directed routine , where parents follow the child’s desire and when they notice their momentary need. This type of routine at first sight appears to be something “messy”, without rules. But on the contrary, the baby after creating its own routine in a few days will follow its own schedules, charging and asking for repetitive times to the past. It is the third and last option of a mixed baby routine , where it is put into practice the parents’ choices and decisions in face of schedules with the baby’s needs and wishes.
In this option, schedules are created to carry out the activities, but with less rigidity in the fulfillment of this period. Respecting the child’s time, development and desire. Each family and several specialists defend a way to raise and educate their children, so there is no right way to do it. The right way for your family is one that your family adapts and can live in a healthy way and without major worries and stress. Family time has to be productive, healthy and enjoyable above all. Some mothers are able to follow their routines calmly and reconcile with all other tasks, even when they have more than one child. Others, on the other hand, are unable to divide their time and make it profitable, and end up needing help from third parties to complement their routine.
How to establish a Daily and Night Routine?
As we mentioned above, each family must follow their way of living and their habits, but something that is advised to be used by all parents so that they do not have such an overburdened and tiring life and create habits that also help in the night , which is one of the major complaints of parents in general. A baby who has a hectic routine during the day and extends into the night, ends up having more hectic nights . After all who has not spent restless nights with the baby extremely tired, sleepy and fighting to sleep? An afternoon nap for babies is the key to a quieter night.
Throughout the day the routine of eating, playing, bathing should be followed according to the routine of the house, but the minutes in the afternoon to replenish the baby’s energy must be respected. When they wake up, they are more in a good mood and willing to play and discover another part of the world and after completing the tasks of the night to enter the routine to sleep, makes them have a more peaceful night. Avoiding hectic activities at night, places that are very crowded with people and even hustle and bustle at home helps to control their hustle and bustle. If you have set a time to go to the crib or bed, make it your sleep routine. Lay it down, read a book or maybe sing to fall asleep. You can also use this moment to give affection and good coffee. This will make the baby get used to sleeping peacefully, feeling protected and comfortable and will provide the whole family with a well-deserved rest after such a busy day.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.