New Born Baby Schedules

Baby Scheduling: Parental Guide

As your new born baby opens her eyes into this world, there are many things that need to be taken care of. You cannot afford to compromise anything that deals with your baby. From the day one, when your baby enters to your home, s/he develops her/his own schedules that have to be conformed. Babies are inclined to formulate their own feeding, sleeping and excreting time that are likely to change as they grow.

Sleeping time

New born babies are more likely to sleep for long hours as compared to much older babies. Since a baby cannot distinguish between nigh and day, s/he generally sleeps for about 16 hours per day. Their sleeping time could be any of the cycle. They can sleep for whole day and stay awake at nights or sometimes they can sleep in small hours only. It is also considered that, the more baby sleep the more it helps in her/his development of body. Majority of the babies sleep at day and this process tends to remain for some 6-8 weeks. After such period you can notice the baby’s schedule changing and s/he are likely to get up in morning for the feeding.
It is important to keep in mind that the sleeping schedule of a baby varies with time. It may be gruelling for the parents but they have to cope up with such things as their little ones need a lot more to learn. The good thing is that many babies show this variation in their early stage as compared to other babies.

Feeding time

It is not necessary that every time your child gets up s/he will be hungry. Hence it is appropriate to consult the diet of a baby with a doctor in order to keep him/her healthy. Normally a baby is fed by mother 4-6 times a day. Overfeeding can result in vomiting and deterioration of the health of your baby. People do start feeding cereal in form of cerelac to their babies within 6 months. But it is advisable to feed them with such products after 4 months. Since it takes time for a baby to develop her/his digestive system, s/he cannot digest the granules of such products. Moreover it might impair her/his digestive system. Hence it is important to ensure from a paediatrician about the feeding time and supplement products for your child.

Excreting time

There is no time bound for their excreting. But very interestingly variation in the times of excretion can imply her/his health status. If your baby is discharging number of times, it indicates that s/he might have some problem in digestion. And if s/he excretes less that means the food grains are constipating in the stomach. Sometimes the excreting process is also likely to increase when their teeth starts protruding. In such cases it always recommendable to take advice of your paediatrician. However you can also judge by taking notice of their waste matter, what food grains are getting digested and what are not. It helps you to weed out those edible products from your child’s diet and prevent her/his ailment.

The schedule of babies can be draining to some parents but they can manage such schedule if it is better comprehended. Raising a child is not a child's play for any one but can be more enjoyable if you understand it with more compassion.