Ask yourself these questions…
- Do you keep track of your baby’s feeds?
- Do you keep track of your baby’s naps?
- Do you keep track of your baby’s bedtimes?
- Do you keep track of your baby’s wake-up times?
If you cannot stick to a structured time of routine at least give your child a predictable sequence of events
Day/Night Dilemma – Teach your baby from the beginning what is day and what is night. Wake them for regular feeds and be consistent with a daytime routine. If your baby sleeps through a feed he is going to have to make up for that nutrition at night.
Write down or record in your phone how many naps they take & at what times, this will help you to see how much daytime sleep your baby is getting altogether.
Once you have a good routine don’t be scared to share it with whoever else is taking care of your baby too. Whether it’s Grandma, your partner, a childminder or nursery, share the information you have about your baby, what works and doesn’t work and the routine you have established and is familiar to the baby.
Remember this is all for the benefit of the baby that they all care about.