The other day we were at a friends house and the husband asked about Clover's routine ie: nap time since we were there during the day. I said she didn't really have a routine and only really cat napped during the day. Of course this made me wonder if she should have a routine of some sort.
She's 8 weeks old now so should I be starting one? Right now she tends to fall asleep for the night between 1:30--2am then she either wakes up every 3 hours after that or sleeps for 5-6 hours, I have no clue what the difference is between the 3 hour wake ups and the 5-6 hours.
I nurse her and change her and she's back to sleep within 30-45 min. If it's after 6am I bring her back into bed with me as DH gets up shortly after that for work. She then sleeps for another 3-4 hours.
During the day I feed on demand, sometimes this is every 3 hours sometimes it feels like it is non-stop. We talk, sing, read, listen to music and do tummy time, most of the day though I hold her as she doesn't really dig the bouncy seat and my house is too drafty for her to hang out much on a play mat on the floor.
She cat naps after every feed for about 10-20 minutes and sometimes she will have a longer nap around 2-3 which we will go and lay down in bed for.
But it's not every day. Am I suppose to be giving her a routine already?
Also she tends to fall asleep at my breast a lot, I read that this is a bad thing to do, but she seems to always doze off into a milk coma. Why is it bad?
I don't want to do anything that is going to cause trouble in the future.