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Question of the week.

Posted: February 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 2 Comments »

How important is a schedule???

How old are your kids now? The boys are about 15 months old.

Have you always followed a rigid schedule? No way! Well, not because we didn’t try/ want to. We didn’t get on a schedule until the boys were about 13 months old. We finally got them sleeping thru the night when we turned to CIO and everything has fallen into place. Naps at 9 and 1, lunch between 11 and 12, dinner at 4:30, milk sippy at 6:30, bedtime at 7 followed by 10-11 hours of solid sleep.

Do you think that your schedule is conducive to healthy sleep patterns in your kids? Most definitely! Before we got them on a schedule we were up 4,5, 6 times a night, there were no simultaneous naps, it was CRAZY.

Do people give you a lot of flack for being a strict scheduler? How do you respond? Not really. It only becomes an issue around bedtime (7:00) which is pretty early and we stick to it which means we have to skip things or duck out early.

Has your routine become more relaxed as your kids have gotten older? Who knows- we just got here!

How do you kids react when they are completely off their schedules- and how do you get them back on track? They get really crabby. They need those naps now- even if the afternoon nap is more of a quiet play time in their cribs. If they don’t have it they are so whiny and get really aggressive towards each other. So far we’ve stuck to the schedule pretty well. If we miss a nap, we miss a nap. We just get back on the schedule where we left off.

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2 Comments on “Question of the week.”

  1. 1 Lani said at 10:57 pm on February 8th, 2010:

    Thanks for playing along with us!

  2. 2 Mr. Wonderful said at 10:33 am on February 9th, 2010:

    By aggressive, she means a certain someone biting his brother on the forehead


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