Baby and Toddler Routines Essential During Chaotic Times


Toddler and mom

By now, you’ve likely seen many homeschooling schedules posted online for elementary school-aged kiddos. But what about those babies and toddlers? Routines and schedules are just as important to our littlest members of society, too.

According to the Zero to Three website, routines help babies and toddlers learn self-control, reduce power struggles, guide positive behavior and safety, support and develop social skills, and help children cope with transitions. Routines also help provide some semblance of normalcy during chaotic times.

It’s important to remember that when it comes to sleep schedules, each baby and toddler is different from the next but these baby and toddler sample schedules should get you started.

Sample Sleep Schedules

Sample Daily Schedule

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We’ve got you covered during this chaotic time. Babies and toddlers (and parents!) will benefit from any routines and schedules you can implement for them right now. And we all know that sleep plays a major role in staying healthy, both physically and mentally!

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Arielle was born on the North Shore of Massachusetts. While she grew up in the neighboring Granite State, she ran quickly back to Massachusetts for college. After the birth of her daughter, she became a self-proclaimed “sleep geek” and has since made it her mission to help families get the rest they need to live a happier, healthier life. Her company Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consulting offers online courses, 1:1 sleep consultations with her team of consultants across the United States and Canada. In 2019, she launched Dream School Consultant Training Program through which she is teaching others to follow their passion for baby sleep and helping others. In addition to sleep, she loves spending as much time by the beach as possible, and lots of time with family and friends. Arielle is devoted to sharing the realness and rawness of motherhood, with lots of laughs, support, and fun in between. She lives in Sterling with her five-year-old daughter and eight-year-old longhaired dachshund.


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