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Advice & Info #2: Do babies need a schedule?
March 23, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Does this sound familiar?  

"I never know when my 4 month old is going to sleep, eat, etc... Should I be taking steps to put her on a schedule?"

Do babies need to be put on a schedule? How and when should it start?

Is your baby on a schedule? Tell us how you did. Don't think schedules are necessary? Share your opinions below.

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  • cabrandy03
    March 23, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I don't believe in putting young babies on a schedule.  My daughter naps when she's tierd and eats when she's hungry.

  • babygomez
    March 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    MY kids do. I start a routine/schedule from birth, and it sets in soon after.

  • Randi02
    by Randi02
    March 23, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    We breastfeed on demand, and let them sleep when tired. It doesn't take long for them to form their own schedules.

  • larissalarie
    March 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM
    We never schedule feedings, but yes they follow a schedule/routine for sleeping. I've found that they sleep much better that way.
  • tortuga_beto
    March 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM
    Were mostly on demand right now. He's made a pretty good schedule on his own
  • kirstina
    March 23, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Babies should be on some kind of schedule. IT doesnt have to be a strict schedule.

  • CandiceDanielle
    March 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM
    I believe in a night time routine, to let them know when it's bedtime, but that's it.
  • militarywife09
    March 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM
    I try to, but dd does her own thing.
  • Baby_Avas_Momma
    March 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM
    My dd has always had her own routine going, it's always worked great so we never messed with it.
  • GE1
    by GE1
    March 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    We don't really have a schedule but we do have sort of routine as he is fed on demand and after that, I hold him up a bit if he does'n fall asleep, we play then a diaper change and then nap. It pretty much works well for us and prevents me from getting caught up in something


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