When my darling girl was a newborn, I read books that gave regimes for nap, feed and bed times. The buddha bubba however, has always danced to her own tune and refuses to become part of a routine during the day. Ahem, don’t know where she gets her stubborn streak from!!
For the most part, I have found it much easier to just go with the flow, otherwise, I just end up frustrated at the fact that she wont do what I want her to do or think she should be doing ;- ) However this means that I never know where I stand.
Take yesterday for example, she refused to have a nap 3 times, laughing at me everytime I put her into her cot!! Cute, but….. She eventually went down at 12.30pm and slept for 2 hours, her only nap of the day. Now today, she’s conked out at 10am. Who knows how long she’ll sleep and if she’ll need another nap this afternoon to keep her going until bedtime?
It’s certainly keeping me on my toes and shows that my baby is unique and has individual needs and that her needs are changing daily. So, I continue to try to remain relaxed and ‘go with the flow’ about it, whilst feeling slightly envious of those mummies who can schedule that hour or so every day to do whatever they want.