Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to make a schedule for your baby?

If you just had a baby you probably wonder how are you going to make a schedule for her? It's not that hard. During the first few weeks your baby will probably sleep most of the time. When she wakes up, she'll be hungry and all you have to do is to feed her and change her daiper. After a while you'll notice that your baby is creating her own schedule. She would get tired at the same time of the day and would be ready to start taking regular naps. This will allow you to plan different activities between her naps like a walk to the nearby park, a visit to the grandparents or a shopping trip to the local supermarket. It's best to go out during the morning or in the early afternoon after your baby is fed and rested. Try to avoid doing errands before nap time or before lunch when your little one is cranky and irritable. Also, in the evenings small children could easily become overstimulated, therefore, it might be a good idea if your baby stays in a familiar atmosphere and plays well-known games. When you make a schedule for your child,  try to create a bath time routine. Set a time for bathing and try to stick to it. This will give your baby a sense of predictability and will make her feel more secure. And remember, young children often change their feedings and nap routines, so don't be surprised if your baby is changing hers. That doesn't mean that you're doing something wrong, it simply means that she is growing.
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