?? - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )
I'm really lax with bed time but we have a routine that is pretty consistent. With his nap being hit and miss lately, I've found his bed time has fluctuated a lot, but our routine remains the same.
My boyfriends grandma is constantly on my back about how my son needs a set schedule to thrive off of. Every time I have tried and keep him on a set schedule - he goes bat shit crazy, fussy as hell and it never sticks. His crankiness ends up throwing off the 'schedule' even more so than if we had just gone with the flow like we normally do. I've tried explaining that to her but she just figures I'm not doing enough to make it work. I've told her to butt out a thousand times because he thrives off of the routines we have for individual aspects of daily life without every minute being scheduled.
Do you have a set bed time and routine?
Does your child(ren) thrive off of a schedule or no schedule?