Whether the mode of the day you and your kids? Around this issue almost never cease debate: someone believes that the child needs to get used to a strict routine, while others prefer the schedule "floating" when the baby eats and sleeps not by rules, but solely for his own pleasure.

Today, doctors no longer insist on strictly-hourly alternation of sleep, wakefulness, feeding - as it was a couple of decades ago. On the contrary,feeding on demand is considered to be healthier and for baby and for mom. Besides, well, what kind of mother will starve her child, waiting for the time?

Feeding on demand entails, of course, and free alternation of sleep and wakefulness, often because the baby falls asleep during feeding. As it turns out, the daily routine of the child up to a year should be free?  Not really.

The daily routine of the child up to a year is important. A newborn baby is still acting in accordance with their reflexes, the development of which depends on the intervals between feedings, waking, sleeping. The mode of the day helps your child relax, feel safe, because children love a specific, repeatable actions.

The daily routine of the child until the year is changed 3 times: at approximately 3, 6 and 9 months.  This is due to the development of the baby and his changing needs for sleep, the amount of food received.

Newborn most of the day sleeping (about 20 hours), waking up only for feedings. During this period, fail to teach a child to any regime- and it is not necessary. For three months the need for sleep is reduced, the child is awake longer, actively exploring the world around us.

About six months into your baby's diet is normally introduced solid foods. the number of feedings is reduced, the periods of activity of the child becomes even longer. Starting with 9-10 months. the child sleeps an average of 15 hours a day, awake 2.5-3.5 hours. The number of feedings at this age is 4-5 times.

Usually, children often feel the regime of the day very well  and parents only need to support this regime. Even 2-month-old babies can already ask to eat and go to bed at a certain time. Kroha himself tells mom when it's time to act - and my mother knows very well the peculiarities of her baby's behavior.

The daily routine of the child up to a year is not only the alternation of feeding, wakefulness and sleep, but also the observance of certain rituals before going to sleep, during the morning procedures. Morning and evening hygiene procedures — this kind of preparation of the child for different actions. Evening after bathing the child understands that it is time to sleep, night came. Morning routines set up the child for active action, means the beginning of a new day.

That's just routine morning and evening procedures it is better to stick to permanently. try to put the child to sleep and wake him at the same time. Of course, you can not exclude possible deviations from the routine. For example, when a child is too excited (because of the plethora of experiences of the day), he probably will not be able to fall asleep on time.

The force to keep the daily routine of the child up to a year is not worth it.  Violence is always harmful. For example, trying to put a child to sleep, whose body does not need sleep at the moment, can only lead to stress. If the baby does not show a desire to sleep - it's better to put the putting aside for half an hour-hour.