Do other July babies have a real 'schedule"

Stephanie - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )

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I'm just wondering if other July babies have a rigid schedule....I'm still struggling to establish one with my daughter. I'm a teacher and I think my desire for an organized schedule is stronger as a result! LOL!

Is she still too young to have a regular routine? Are my expectations too high? Thanks:)

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Laura - posted on 02/03/2010

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My little girl has a flexible schedule I'd say. We tend to do the same things around the same times each day, but it will invariably change a bit here and there depending on what she is going through at the time. When she started teething her schedule got thrown off, and we also have had to adjust and readjust due to some periods of allergic reactions and reflux that have upset her normal order of events. We do have a fairly regular eating schedule (if not exact times, then at least amount of time between and what she eats when), and our bedtime routine is set enough that if we miss a part of it, she gets upset. But, I waited awhile to start the bedtime thing because my husband is a coach and had to work late in the earlier months and I thought it was more important to give them time together than to be on a tight schedule! :)

Candice - posted on 02/03/2010

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We just have a feeding schedule and she goes to bed at 10pm. Everything else is up in the air.

Crystal - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter doesn't follow a schedule at all! I try to get a routine for her but she is stubborn.

Vicki - posted on 02/02/2010

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I've never been good at scheduling myself, let along someone else! During the day I put him to sleep whenever he's tired. Sometimes 3 short naps, sometimes 2 longer ones. Usually he's tired around 7.30-8pm and goes to bed then. Often varies depending on what we're doing that day. If we're out a lot he'll nap in the car while we're going places. If we're going out in the evening I'll let him sleep later in the afternoon so he's not too grumpy while we're out. We still go out to parties and things so don't want to be too strict on routines.

Ashlie - posted on 02/02/2010

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wht do u mean lol regardless of how sleepy he seems it never fails 12:30-3:30 he naps and i have to wake him

Shalaina - posted on 02/02/2010

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We are not worried about a military schedule during the day but we have established a great bedtime routine that has helped him sleep all night. We play with him and then let him in his bath to splash and play with his rubber ducky, after that we feed him his last bottle for the night and put him to bed with his music on a timer.
Usually during the day he eats around every 3 hours or so but if he falls asleep I am not going to wake him up to eat. I think because we are not anal with our daytime schedule it helps keep us all in a better mood! Hope you find what works for you! =)

Ashlie..how can you schedule a 3 hour nap???

Ashlie - posted on 02/02/2010

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i have a scedule for blake july 4th baby. up at 8 with a bottle and food, 30 minute nap at 10, play time and tummy time till 12 than bottle and babyfood, 3 hr nap at 12:30 has bottle at 4 than 8 its solids with smaller bottle and play time..bath time at 9 and than bed and than all over again im kinda ocd on him and his scedule lol

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