I've always been a firm believer that a night time routine helps a baby learn how to sleep at night....
Lately my son seems unsettled and even huge amounts of nursing doesn't really soothe him....being held etc...
He doesn't seem sick, just fussy. Since our "night time" routine includes a bath, do you think if I give him one in the middle of the day it will disrupt the routine of going to bed at night?
thanks in advance!
He's 6 weeks old.
Answer by an-apple-a-day at 12:46 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 12:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Babies don't need baths every day. It's bad for their skin. They only need a bath once or twice a week.
It doesn't matter how much you believe in something like routines & schedules, babies are babies and behave like babies. Think about how babies have always been cared for and how babies are still cared for in more primative culture. Mothers don't give babies baths and read to them ect and expect them to go to sleep at a certain time. Mothers have always breastfed and slept with their babies. Babies fit into the mother's life and they are worn on the mother's body.
Some babies are just fussy and continue to be fussy for months.
Answer by Gailll at 1:25 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by rileymommy at 5:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:04 PM on Aug. 29, 2010