I’m going to drop a truth bomb, front and center. There is no such thing as a perfect routine.
Gah! I know. It’s what we all hope for, and there is so much advice that tells us the ultimate sleep-wake-feed cycle is possible if we do XYZ magic trick in an exact sequence.
Here’s the catch: A routine suggests you have control, and with newborns, control is the one thing you don’t have. So what can we do? Learn to lean into your baby’s natural rhythms to encourage what’s working well and foster positive feeding patterns.
Start with the following five tips: