What do I have in store for you today? Another wonderful guest blogger that’s what! Natalie blogs about everything from personal experiences, to give-a-ways, product reviews, and recipes, etc. And you can always count on adorable images of little E? Who is little E? Well you’ll just have to visit her website over at Growing up a NJ WIFE & MOM to find out!
The Mister and I never read parenting books, and we never adopted a specific parenting style. We get asked all the time by new parents what kind of parents we consider ourselves. I never know how to answer.
On the best and worst of days we are as I say “winging” this parenting thing. It’s our first time. Is any first time parent doing anything but winging it? Yeah I can have a plan for the day, but that doesn’t mean that my almost 14-month-old daughter is going to follow that plan.
The only thing that I can say we do consistently is try to stick to our routine as much as possible. I think this has
been extremely successful for us. Will it work for everyone? Maybe. Then again maybe not.
Since we both work outside of the home we agree that sticking to a routine is even more important.
The most important routine for us is Elisabeth’s bedtime routine. I think this has led us to great sleeping baby
Every night at 7 PM Elisabeth has tub time with Dad. After tub time Dad helps get her teeth brushed, gives her a lotion massage, puts on her PJs, reads a bedtime story, and then Elisabeth calls out for Mom for some before bed boob time.
She is almost always in bed and asleep by 7:30 PM. The best part is that at or around 7 PM she wants to start her
routine. She goes to the bathroom and calls for Dad. After her story she calls out for me. It’s AWESOME. There is no
fighting or drama.
She sleeps straight through the night too!
Will this routine work for everyone? No, but it works for us. We also believe in our first time parent’s expertise that
a routine is healthy and positive for both kids and parents alike.
Do you have a routine that you stick to everyday?
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