In the transition between the third and fourth month of your baby’s life, it’s possible you’ve established an interactive routine which basically consists of four fundamental measures: feeding, changing, bathing and sleeping. Up until now, everything has either functioned based on instinct or as necessary. However, if you haven’t figured out a schedule, try to organize one as soon as possible.
The routine is fundamental for the child to understand how things work around the house and with the family, even if it happens in a purely intuitive manner. The child must understand, for example, that after their “lunchtime” feeding comes the nap, and that after the shower there will be another feeding and, when the lights begin to dim, it’s time for bed.
Besides, when the mother has trouble organizing herself she can feel insecure, irritable and have that uncomfortable feeling that she’s always forgetting something. Granted, you don’t need to follow a strict, foolproof routine 100% of the time – after all, that’d be impossible! However, having set times for certain activities can help you deal better with any inconveniences – a constant in a mother’s life.
With a more structured day-to-day, you’ll even be able to find some time to rest, relax, read a book, watch an episode of your favorite show, and so on. Always keep in mind that it’s not about trying to be a hero and take care of everything on your own: BabyHome supports the idea of asking for help whenever necessary and learning how to delegate tasks. The point is to not waste energy worrying over things that could be avoided and saving that energy for what really matters: playing and interacting with your baby.