The (un)importance of establishing baby routines early on

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard and read about the importance of establishing a routine for your baby early. “Children thrive on routines,” everyone seems to agree. “Get your baby into a routine from three month/two months/six weeks,” they say. “Read Gina Ford’s Contented Little Baby Book,” advised one well-meaning mum. “At the very least act out a bedtime routine,” I was told by the internet. “Do Bath, Book, Bed in the evenings.”

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