If I had a dollar for every time I googled “eating schedule” or “feeding schedule,” I’d probably be rich enough to pay for daycare for the next few years. Pretty early on, I became obsessed with trying to find some semblance of structure within my life — probably because becoming a new mom is super-chaotic.
I learned pretty quickly that newborn babies often have their own idea of what a schedule might be like, and trying to force a baby who is just a couple of months old into a routine is pretty ridiculous. That said, as Izzy got older, a pattern began to form on its own, and as of now (she’s 4.5 months as I write this), we have something resembling a schedule.
Nevertheless, I’ve continuously found it helpful to find out what other moms are doing. Considering there’s no manual that comes along with an infant, it’s nice to know that you’re on the right track, or that you’re in good company. That’s why I’ve decided to use a portion of this blog to talk about my routines with Izzy, and how they change as she gets older. Not necessarily for other people to copy (because every baby is different), but as something to check against, to know that whatever you’re doing is probably on the right track, too.
Below are links to my routine schedules, and I’ll continue to update this as she gets older. I hope you find it helpful — or, at the very least, a reminder that you’re also in good company.
My Baby Routine Schedules
In the comments, tell me: when did you start to notice that your baby was ready for a routine?
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