I’m sure every mother asks this question. But each of us has our own attitude towards the need to live according to the regime. Someone thinks that you can safely live without him – why bother with a clear daily routine. And someone, on the contrary, no longer represents their life without a regime.
Personally, I now belong to the ardent supporters of a clear daily routine. This is not only good for the child, but for the mother too. My daughter and I live on the clock! Call me any time, and I will immediately tell you what we are doing day after day.
I admit to you, with the introduction of the regime, my life has become much easier and more comfortable! And before that, I counted seconds for the rest of the day!
And my friend, on the contrary, is an ardent opponent of all kinds of regimes and routines. As she says, this is more convenient for her to live. They get up with the child – when they want, they go to bed – when the baby calms down.
And then she calls me and complains that their son doesn’t sleep at night, eats when he pleases, and when they walk on the court, for some reason there is no one at all. Of course, when they are finally going to walk – all the kids are already asleep after dinner. Here it is – mode!
I will try to make arguments why the regime is good! I hope I can convince you of this!
one. Kids quickly get used to the daily routine, so they know that now you need to eat or go to bed. You will not believe it, but we are 1.6 years old and we sleep 2 more times during the day. Because my child is so used, and the doctor says that you should not retrain.
2. When the baby grows up and goes to the kindergarten, he will be much easier to get used to new conditions. Of course, here you need to adapt the child to the day schedule in kindergarten and then one problem will be less.
One of my one friend’s daughter goes to the kindergarten, sluggish, capricious, always dissatisfied. And so a month. When I asked what time they went to bed, I was surprised by their answer – around 12 o’clock at night! Of course, the baby just does not get enough sleep!
3. Kids who live by the regime calmer. Yes Yes. And this is the true truth. Previously, my daughter was uncontrollable. We fell asleep for two hours. At night, they jumped up and were ready to play. They wanted to eat, they did not want to. And at night we woke up an incredible hunger.
Thanks to our neurologist, who advised to introduce a clear schedule! No pills, sedatives, just a regime – and the child has become just perfect!
4. Mode – it’s mother’s joy. I felt it on myself to the full! We eat by the clock, sleep by the clock, walk at a specific time, play and work on a schedule. I know for sure when I can go with my daughter to rest, when to go to do household chores, and when to just sit and relax.
My child has perfectly adapted to the conditions of the regime. Of course, it was not immediately! Our life has become much easier! And I do not count the seconds before the end of the day, as before! I now enjoy every day!
When you need to set the mode for the baby
To be honest, you should not wrap yourself very much under strict regime, as long as the baby is not one year old. Especially when you have breastfeeding on demand. Plus, the needs of the child in the duration and frequency of feeding, wakefulness, bedtime.
But all the same, it is worthwhile to teach your child from very young age to certain rituals. For example, washed in the evening in the bath – it means to sleep soon. Or sleep sweetly – and you can eat.
And you will see how much easier it will be for you!
Momma, do you have a regimen? Do you honor him? Did he make life easier for you and your children?