To routine or not to routine?As well as all the loveliness and nappies, parenting seems to be about making a series of difficult decisions. One of these is how strict a routine you should undertake! In my experience, I’ve found that routines work really well. They help things run smoothly, let your baby know what to expect and let you plan for being on / off duty. But they must be flexible. Things are bound to change, and there’s no need to get in a flap or give yourself a hard time if timings occasionally slip here or there.
~ Mariam, mum to Bella (14 months), Hackney. Editor, OllyOlly