Baby-Schedule To Ensure Good Sleep Habits
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If I could give you only one piece of advice, it would be to start a routine right after bringing your Newborn home. Of course, Babies are unpredictable in the beginning and eat and sleep on demand. But, with time there will be a noticeable pattern and you should try to write down the times your Newborn is awake, sleeps, or eats. You can use an App or a simple notebook for that.
This way, your day will seem more structured and you can actually plan certain things. It will also show you how many hours your baby sleeps during the day and night. After you learned more your Baby’s pattern and needs, you can start planning out naps and feedings and help your little one understand the differenced between day & night.
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Today, I will share my daughter’s daily routine that helps her stay happy and enables all of us to get enough sleep and still have time for other things.
My husband’s alarm usually goes off at 06:00 AM. Since our daughter is sleeping in our room, that’s the time we wake up as well. Once she’s up, we take her to our bed and snuggle for a little bit. She’s the most snuggly in the morning, so we always take advantage of that. After a few minutes of hanging out with her, she usually wants to drink some milk. After that, I change her diaper and put her outfit on for the day.
06:30 a.m. – 07:30 a.m.
In the morning, we are both still pretty sleepy and she usually stays up for only an hour. Most of the time she will just hang out in her swing for a bit or play on her play mat. I always try to tidy up around our place, sneak in a quick workout, and eat breakfast during that time.
07:30 a.m. – 08:30 a.m.
Nap time is the best time. Am I right? That’s when I start checking my Pinterest and work on my Blog.
08:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Once she wakes up, I change her diaper and feed her. That’s also the time she likes to take her poop of the day. After that, we hangout on her playmat. She is very good at entertaining herself, so I usually just watch her and switch out the toys.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Her second nap is usually between 60-90 Minutes. Now is the time I can fully focus on my work.
11:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.
After a quick diaper change and feeding session, she will hang out in her swing while I eat my lunch. Our activity after that depends on the day and the weather. Sometimes we have some friends or family over or need to run some errands like grocery shopping. If not, I love taking her on a long walk in her stroller.
02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.
Whenever we take a long walk, she is super tried after we get back home. So I lay her down for her last nap of the day which usually is between 60-90 Minutes. During that time, I continue to work on my blog.
03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
After a clean diaper and a bottle of milk, the most active time of our daily baby-schedule begins. Now I really try to entertain and challenge her as much as possible so she can have a good, long sleep at night.
We like to sing, read, play, and jump around. I also practice some alone-time-sitting and crawling with her. She is always super engaged and awake during that time of the day.
04:30 p.m. – 05:15 p.m.
My husband gets home at around 5 PM, so I will usually start preparing dinner at around 04:30 PM. Depending on my daughter’s mood, I will either leave her on the playmat (I can still see her from the kitchen) or let her sit in the high chair right next to me.
Either way, she always sits in her high chair next to us whenever we are eating dinner. We just started our „Baby Led Weaning“ journey and it’s very entertaining watching her discover food.
05:15 p.m. – 05:45 p.m.
That’s the time my husband will spend with our daughter alone. She either gets a sponge or a full bath and a nice baby massage with some coconut oil. After that, he puts on her PJs and reads some books to her. During that time, I quickly clean up the kitchen, put away all her toys, and do a quick tidy up.
05:45 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Now I join the party, feed her for the last time and sing her some lullabies. Last we get in some snuggles before she goes to bed.
06:00 p.m. – 02:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.
It’s sleepy time for her and adult time for us. We try to spend some time together but also make sure that everyone has some alone time.
Our daughter usually has a pretty long stretch until 02:00 AM. I will feed and burp her and put her right back in the crib until we all wake up again at 06:00 AM to start a new day on our daily baby-schedule.
Sticking To A Routine Is Key!
Our daughter got used to this schedule super quickly and has been sleeping very well since then. Sometimes she doesn’t even wake up during the night and sleeps until the next morning.
We never had to sleep train her in any way. If she wakes up and starts crying, we just go into her room, calm her down and she will fall asleep again.
So I highly recommend you to start a routine that fits your day, but also helps your Baby understand the difference between day and nighttime. Try to keep them busy during the day and challenge them a little bit. They will get super tired this way and have some good naps and a longer stretch at night.
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