I had a really good routine at home for Devin, he was sleeping and eating and playing, I had time to do things too and everything was great! It wasn’t a strict schedule it was just a guideline as to how the day should go!
Then I started listening to other people who told me he was “too young” or how it wasn’t “normal” and “babies shouldn’t be told when to eat or sleep…” etc! Basically I started to doubt myself and thought maybe I WAS doing it ‘wrong’!
Well, I’ve realised way too late that I was actually doing the right thing for me, and I have to start again!
I have a baby that won’t eat, won’t sleep and throws tantrums and he has parents that are constantly exhausted and irritable! I have come to realise that it’s because we have completely lost our routine.
The day seems to never end, there’s no switch off point and I am super tired! Routines, lists and rosters are all things that really help me. So that’s just what I’m going to do! I’m setting myself another task for this month: get baby back on track!
Here’s my plan:
- Move Devin into his own room (eek!)
- Get him back into a routine to sort out eating and sleeping.
- Plan activities for him and keep him busy so I don’t find myself saying “I’ve got to get this kid out of the house NOW!”
- Stick to a weekly housekeeping roster so I can stay on top of cleaning without feeling overwhelmed!
Ok, so I may be taking on too much! We’ll see, I’ll keep you updated…If anyone has blogged a similar experience link it below for me to read!! I might need you to wish me luck on this one too
Thanks for reading…