The daily routine of a baby up to 1 year
The daily routine of the child depends on his age. In breastfed baby during the first year of life, the mode of the day changed several times. The first 2 months after birth, the baby almost all the time either sleeps or eats. To 3 months child less asleep and more awake. In this period the baby usually sleeps for at least 2 times – before lunch and after lunch (about 15 to 17 hours). Doctors say that children under years old need to sleep at least 12 hours a day. After 6 months, you may have to gradually accustom the child to sleep at a certain time.
Feed the baby until 6 months when he wants it. In this age it is better not to try to teach a toddler to some kind of diet. From 6 months the baby should eat breast milk when he wants to, but the regular food he should eat when the whole family sits at the table. This will help to accustom the child to order from a small age.
The order of the day in the period from 1 to 3 years
At this age it is already possible to introduce more specific mode of the day. At the age of 1 - 1.5 years baby can sleep in the afternoon 2 times. The first dream (before lunch) lasts about 2-2,5 hours the second dream, usually less than 2 hours. Daily to put the baby on day and night sleep approximately at the same time. This will allow him to develop the habit and establish a routine. Upon reaching 2 years baby can sleep in the afternoon only once (about 2 hours).
Feed a child up to 3 years you need 4 times during the day. Break between meals should not exceed 4 hours. The child's daily routine should be built so that after the meal began the period of active wakefulness. At this time, the child can do their favorite things. Doctors recommend daily to spend time with a child outdoors. It is advisable to walk after the dinner meal and before dinner. In summer, it is desirable that the walk took us at least 2 hours a day, in winter it can be shortened to 1 hour.
The daily routine of a child from 3 to 7 years
During this period, you can start to prepare your child for school. That is, the mode of the day should be appropriate. The child of this age needs to Wake up at 7-7.30 in the morning. In order to get up quickly, better to spend a little morning exercises.
Breakfast children from 3 to 6 years should undergo at 8am. After that, the kid can do their business. But certainly at this age the child should be half an hour for training and preparation for school. The best option daytime sleep is the period from 13 to 16 hours. Night's sleep in children under 7 years of age should begin no later than 9 PM.