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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    I'm still confused.

    my bub is basically in his own "routine" which over the 4 weeks we've observed as:

    wake
    feed
    burp
    settle
    nap/sleep

    he has periods of waking when we try and play with him, talk to him, cuddles etc

    but this routine and the timing of it (roughly every 2 hours, 3-4 hours at night if we're lucky) has been set by and dictated by him. I'm not waking him for a feed every 2-3 hours, he's doing that and I'm adhering to his routine.

    is that bad? he's so little that I don't know what else should go into a routine for him!?

    we're not bathing him every day either so too early I think for bath time to signal anything for him. he's bathed every few days to keep him clean, not to put him to sleep. we do do bath time in the evening though but he generally gets quite worked up so if anything, it has the opposite effect 😂 hoping as he gets older that changes.

    I'm just feeling like I'm "missing" something here. people are talking about routines etc and I am just taking my cues from him, letting him lead. is there something I'm not getting?
    No, nothing is bad in parenting a newborn. You do what works and it sounds like your DS is doing great guns with his sleep.

    You're not missing anything at all. I talk from the perspective of what the terms mean or the difference between them. Not all babies need either - some do. Some don't.

    You're following your bubs cues, which means you're doing everything right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    No, nothing is bad in parenting a newborn. You do what works and it sounds like your DS is doing great guns with his sleep.

    You're not missing anything at all. I talk from the perspective of what the terms mean or the difference between them. Not all babies need either - some do. Some don't.

    You're following your bubs cues, which means you're doing everything right!
    ok thank you. big sigh of relief lol


 

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