02. Reinforce a Specific Bedtime and Wake Time
Experts say that by the time your baby is four weeks old, you should consider setting a bedtime and sticking with it. Babies have an internal clock that can be set by repetition. Keeping a specific bedtime will he
The particular time that you choose for bedtime should complement your own schedule. It is not the time, but the regularity that matters most.
Once you’ve set a bedtime, you should also wake your baby in the morning to help reinforce this internal clock (circadian rhythm). Both you and your infant will benefit from enforcing a regular wake/sleep schedule, supplemented by many naps during the day.
Like a bedtime routine, upon awakening you and your baby will benefit from the predictability of a regular morning routine. Consider the following – or find your own activities: