This article will follow the previous one (click here to see the previous one) to share the practical experience of regular work and rest.
My son's regular schedule in different stages is attached.
Step 1: Observe your baby for a few days and record your baby's current feeding, sleeping, and playing habits. Compare this with the EASY pattern section of the previous article. Analyze what problems your baby has with feeding intervals, daytime naps, awake time, and nighttime sleep. Make a regular schedule that fits your baby's situation at the beginning.
- The breastfeeding mother keeps both sides of the breast at each feeding. Give the breast enough stimulation to ensure lactation.
- If supplementation is added, feed both supplementation and milk at the same time. You can adopt the principle of "complementary food first, then milk".
Wake-up time lengthens as the baby gets older.
High quality bonding time with your child can be done by---
Walking, singing, storytelling, loving cuddles, parent-child fun games, bathing, swimming, touch massage.
Independent growth time can be done with---
Bassinet, playpen, pictures, toys, crawling, rolling, standing, walking.
- Put down the cell phone and give your baby 15 minutes of quality companionship during each waking hour is enough.
- Dads must have quality bonding time with their babies. 3.
- Give your baby time and space to play, think and grow independently. He needs to be alone! Lay the foundation for a healthy and reasonable sense of security, focus and independence later on.
- Sleep well during the day in order to sleep well at night.
- Daytime naps must be taken seriously! Each section of the nap should not be less than 1.5 hours.
- Try to reduce the baby's sleep aid, do not develop milk sleep, hold sleep and other bad habits. Affect the quality of baby sleep. Thus affecting the baby's development.
- Try to let your baby develop the habit of sleeping independently in a crib. Keep the sleep environment comfortable, fixed bedtime rituals. Lay a good foundation for independent sleep.
- Do not wake up at night for breastfeeding after two months. Put your baby to bed immediately after feeding. Try to wear and use diapers to avoid changing diapers to interrupt your baby's complete sleep at night.
Pacifier (1 month - 2 years)
Electric bassinet (newborn - 9 months)
Soothing wipes, soothing dolls (from 3 months)
Swaddle (newborn - 3 months)
Length of the initial phase of regular rest training: 2-4 weeks
Difficulty 1: Time interval between feedings
Principle: Do not feed "snack milk". Make sure you eat enough each time. Have a half hour flexibility.
Difficulty 2: Daytime naps
Principle: You must get enough sleep
Tips: Catch the sleep signals and pay attention to catching sleep!
Difficulty 3: Eat and sleep at the same time
Principle: The order of eating and playing and sleeping must be observed.
Baby 15-45 days schedule
Breastfeeding 8 times a day, 2.5 hours apart each time.
Baby 45-60 days schedule
Breastfeeding 7 times a day, 3 hours apart each time.
The consolidation stage of regular routine development
Duration: about 4 weeks
- You can slowly extend the interval between feedings.
- Introduce soothing objects and cultivate independent sleep.
- Fix the morning milk and bedtime milk time, and feed once more at night before bedtime to increase the amount of feedings and ensure sufficient intake to prepare for a full night's sleep.
Baby 60-90 days schedule
Breastfeeding 6 times a day, 3.5 hours apart each time.
The stabilization phase of regular work and rest
- independent sleep development.
- Weaning from night feeds.
- You can join your mother's personal activities during the time when your baby is sleeping and playing independently.
Baby 4+ months schedule
Breastfeeding 5 times a day, 4 hours apart each time.
Other difficulties that may be encountered:
Sleep regression period
Large motor development period
Finally, I would like to emphasize a little misunderstanding.
Many mothers say in the background that their babies can't follow the work schedule in the article, here is a unified reply: the table in the article is for reference only! The point of reference is that you can follow this format to your child to make a unique schedule that fits his own rules! In other words, the schedule is just a tool! The most important step is not to put the cart before the horse! Remember to first observe and record your baby's existing schedule, record the time he eats, sleeps and plays for a week, then analyze the data you recorded, find the general pattern and problems, and then fine-tune the schedule to fit your child's situation according to your child's existing situation.
In other words, this schedule is the result of regular work and rest! It is a table that you can write out after fine-tuning for a while! Not to take the table in the text and apply it directly to your own child! This is certainly not the right way to pull.
Let your child adapt to the work schedule of other children, your child will certainly feel very uncomfortable.
Also flexibility is very important! We really are not military training, not a single point can be worse! We have to improvise and adjust the schedule when we encounter special circumstances. The work schedule is actually dynamic.