Having a newborn can be tough. There is much controversy over if you should have your baby on a schedule or not. This is avout the schedule I have my baby on. We started getting Emerson on a schedule once we got home from the hospital. With that being said the schedule has changed slightly as he has grown and changed. We like our schedule however it is highly flexible. Something though we allow less flex with than other. Here is a peek at our schedule that has worked well for us.
Every Monday is clip the nails day. We do it after his first morning feeding. This is one thing that I don’t allow flexibility on. I hate clipping his nails and he hates having it done so we get it out of the way first thing in the week. Usually Monday is bath day for Emerson, this is flexible for us. If we have an event coming up or a major blow out we will get a bath then. We like to bathe him every three days. That is usually our main things for Monday.
On Tuesday we usually take to relax. We make sure nothing needs done. It’s a pretty calm day.
On Wednesday is laundry day. We wash Emerson’s laundry.
On Thursday we usually get a bath today. We rechecked to make sure his nails don’t need trimmed.
On Friday we have another calm day.
Saturday and Sunday
We spend time with family members these days. He goes and visit his great grandparents. We sometimes have family members over. He spends quality time with his daddy so I can get some housework done.
Our Daily schedule
8 Am-Wake up time, this is not flexible we are out of the room at 8 every morning
10 am- Get Dressed, this is flexible if we have doctors appointments and such. However no later than 10 we both are dressed for the day. Every morning he gets lotions put on and dressed.
Around noon- We have tummy time and read at least two books. This is flexible depending on when he eats and his naps.
Around 3- We do more tummy time, singing, or reading. We try to have an active time. If it is nice we will go for a walk outside. This is flexible it depends on his feedings and naps
6 pm- Daddy’s home from work!! During the week my husband gets home from work around 6. During this time Emerson and him play together, read, sometimes my husband plays the piano for him. While they spend time for together I make dinner and do some house work.
9 pm- no later than 9pm we are in the bed room with the lights dimmed. Usually between 8 to 9 he eats his last feeding before bed. Keeping this in a calm environment no later than 9 has helped us get him in a routine. He usually goes to sleep and sleeps 6 to 7 hrs before his next feeding.
Flexibility during the day
Emerson’s feeds are flexible, he eats usually every three hours during the day. I feed him when he is hungry, I don’t make him go so long between feedings. I feed him on demand. However, before every feeding we do a diaper change. Diaper changes are as need throught the day, obviously. We also try to take a nap either in our living room bassinet or in his crib. This a look at our day and what has worked for us!