During the first three months of baby's life a day regimen is the constant time bathing a child and placing your sleep at night. A newborn baby is still very small to suck enough milk for one meal. He quickly gets tired, falls asleep. In addition, breast milk is digested very quickly, leaving the feeling of hunger. Therefore, pediatricians agree that breast-feeding should occur on demand.
In the first months do not try to produce equal intervals between feedings of the baby. Forcing them to wait for the allotted hours, you are pushing the child to the shouting and hysterics. First, it negatively affects the mental state of the baby. Secondly, after a few minutes of constant crying you will be difficult to calm the roar. At the same time trying to feed the child who is not hungry, you risk to provoke colic from overeating.
Starting with three to five months to follow the activity of their child. Many children are helping her mother in the organization of the day: get up at about the same time, align the intervals between feedings. For convenience, you can make a sign and mark of her time waking up, feedings, sleep, etc. After a week you'll notice a certain sequence.
If the mode is not set in a natural way, parents have to take matters into their own hands. Increase the portions of the food on offer and the intervals between feedings. At the age of 3-6 months the child is able to withstand 3-3. 5 hours without food. Distract toddler games, a bottle of water. If all else fails and your toddler requires food, feed him a small amount of milk or formula, leaving the greater part of the portion of the scheduled meal. Try to go for walks at the same time. Continue to observe the regime of bathing and bedtime. Night need to continue to feed the baby on demand.
Closer to six months in the children's diet introduces additional food. In their calorie content it is superior to breast milk, therefore the intervals between feedings can be increased to 4 hours. The child appears breakfasts, Lunches, dinners and food before bedtime. In between, offer your baby juice, water and fruit drinks. Night nursing can be gradually replaced with the yogurt.
To a small child, do not confuse day with night sleep, show him the difference. Do not have to turn off the background sound from the TV or radio in the afternoon, just enough to make the volume quieter. The shuttered Windows. Preparing for night sleep, you need to create a quiet and dark environment, good ventilated room. Help developed rituals that are repeated from day to day, for example, swimming – eating – reading – sleeping.
Advice 2 : How to work out a regime of the newborn
Newborns have no concept of time of day, so if mom starts to organize the day immediately after discharge from the hospital, the child can easily confuse day with night. It can long and a lot of sleep during the day and not to give parents the chance to relax at night.
To develop a regime of a newborn, every day we need to adhere to the daily routine that is convenient and comfortable for you and for him. Free feeding - on-demand baby - now widely practiced by young moms, but not always, it helps to ensure the desired mode. But feeding on a schedule every 3-4 hours, produces reflex: the child to the position of the time begins to stand out gastric juice, he eats and eats posited norm. Feeding on schedule helps to establish the correct mode of the day for the newborn.
Arrange day and evening walks at the same time. Infants usually sleep in the fresh air. If you happen to stroll at the same time a child develop into a power NAP mode.
If the child sleeps at home, keep normal situation. Not draws the curtains − let the room will be light, do not try to create complete silence. So the baby will get the idea about the time of day.
Putting your child at night, every day repeat the same actions. For example, after bathing and hygiene will dim the lights in the room, close the curtains, start to speak softly. Feed the baby and start his swing. Sing a lullaby. If this ritual of bedtime will become a daily, a child will soon get used to that after bathing he had to sleep.
If the child wakes up at night for feeding, it is not necessary to turn on the light is quite subdued light of a lamp. Feed the child at night in silence, don't talk to them and especially don't laugh. After feeding, turn off the nightlight and put the baby back to sleep.
If under any circumstances the child has broken the usual mode of the day, and he started awake at night, do not let him too much to sleep during the day, entertain him, wear on the hands. In other words, the child should be tired a day to sleep well at night.