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Baby has to adapt to the new schedule...

Hubby was home with him for 3 weeks after he finished teaching, so our son was on a regular schedule. Now, hubby began teaching summer classes, and I'm home now, so our son is off his schedule.

How do I get back to the old schedule? Or do I start a new one or let him come up with one on his own?

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Asked by mypreciousbabe at 11:52 AM on Jun. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Why not follow hubby's schedule?

    Answer by older at 11:57 AM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I am a believer in working with a baby's natural patterns first as they often will adapt towards adult activity all on their own and/or it makes it easier to form a sort of compromise between the two easier. I personally don't like schedules, I don't want to be out and about and then have to leave because a nap is promptly at 2 and if if baby doesn't get it the whole day is shot. Our house is flex central :)

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:03 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Well, my baby's one who likes routine (he's almost 11 months), so we're working with that to make him happy. Yes, I've tried hubby's schedule, but I think because he slept in yesterday from missing a nap all day on Monday, it's thrown off his morning rising schedule. He gets up at 7, I nurse him, and he usually goes right back to sleep; however, this week he hasn't been going right back to sleep, especially today when he cried and cried till I brought him back to my bed where he played and chatted for an hour and half and finally ended up falling asleep in my bed.

    Answer by mypreciousbabe at 12:08 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • As you are working out what is best for you and your LO keep in mind that 11 month olds often have a lot going on. They are often right in the middle of some big developmental milestones (walking, talking etc.) Their world is getting a lot "bigger" right now and this can interfere with sleep/nap/eat schedules, even when there hasn't been any change!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:09 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

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