Routines help generate power in your little, a mental organization that must be included with schemes that enable him to understand and learn.
How important it is to maintain the same schedule for feeding your baby?
Both routine and repetition of this are important for the full development of your baby.
Build healthy eating routines is a goal that should start from birth. The routines are part of a principle of mental organization to be included through schemes that allow the child to understand and learn that there is a time and space for each activity and all have a value, an objective and are necessary in growth.
Establishing a food routine for your baby is a personal decision, you can more easily establish and regulate when you learn to recognize the signs that gives your baby as the hour of sleep and play.
What you can not forget is that the routine is important because it organizes the biological processes of your baby in everything related to the gastrointestinal and nutritional system.
You might be very useful to go to his doctor and ask for the schedules of other babies of the same age as yours, so that you can have a reference range and know cases where it have worked correctly. But remember that you should always create a schedule that suits your needs and your baby.
To establish a routine for your baby you should take into account what most babies need at this stage:
- 12 to 36 ounces of breast milk or formula feeding in a 24 hour period. Although your baby at this age could have begun solid foods, remember that breast milk and formula feeding are the best source of essential nutrients needed for a big spurt in growth and development.
- An average of 14 hours of sleep per day. It is important that you take care of your baby during his sleep, so you’re absolutely sure he is breathing well, no blankets, sheets or other objects that may be covering his face and smothering him, that is warm, comfortable and in a safe position.
- Time to play and do activities that allow him to strengthen his muscles. Which can do together and thus further strengthen the bond between us.
As far as possible, try the activities of your baby happen in the same order every day, especially meals and naps. The first benefit of this is that regular meals help your baby is satisfied and happy. That puts him in a good mood, which is ideal to play, explore and learn.
Keep a schedule allows you to organize your day, which reduces stress from home and this benefits the emotional development of your baby. Furthermore, the repeated their activities will make you feel safe and help you understand what is expected of them and develop a rudimentary sense of time.
Studies show that children with regular sleep and meal routines are less likely to develop sleep problems or being overweight as they grow. It also appears that their health and cognition are better. It also helps them grow and develop properly. When children do not sleep enough can generate irritability, hyperactivity, poor performance and lack of attention.
Now it is not necessary to comply with military punctuality, or force him to eat. Power to demand works well at this age, but with the rule of two to four; most babies eat every two to four hours between the first two to four months (and some continue at this rate in the fifth month, and even after). This technique works well because you can understand the signals that gives the baby, and eventually will provide a regular meal schedule for your child.
Remember to pay attention to the natural rhythms of your baby, as these could be discovering and modeling dietary routines that they need. You can also consult doctor the routine that you have planned for your baby because it is he who will guide you properly, and share you tips and advice to make your routine to be successful in the development of your child.