Benefits of routines and schedules for babies

Allison LaTona, MFT Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist, shares advice for new parents on the benefits of maintaining a daily routine and schedule for your baby
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Benefits of routines and schedules for babies

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It's important to establish routines and schedules with a 2 - 4 month old baby in order for the baby to know what to expect. We know that babies thrive, young children thrive as well on knowing what to expect. This helps them feel safe and it helps them feel confident in knowing what's coming. It also eases the skill development, especially around the issue of self-soothing, when they're going down for a nap and it's a regular occurrence. And when children are getting the sleep that they need, we know that they're better able to engage and explore in their world. And when we provide this framework for babies early on, it really sets up the limit-setting experience that comes down the road in the toddler experience.

Allison LaTona, MFT Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist, shares advice for new parents on the benefits of maintaining a daily routine and schedule for your baby

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Allison LaTona, MFT

Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist

Allison LaTona, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist, whose life-changing consultation groups provide a practical and compassionate roadmap for those navigating the journey of parenthood. LaTona has 18 years of experience counseling children, families, couples and individuals, and has facilitated groups in private practice, as well as at Santa Monica's Babygroup with Donna Holloran, MSW, for over a decade. La Tona is an author for Twigtale, an online resource for creating transition books for young children.  

Focusing on respectful parenting philosophies, the power of language, emotional intelligence, and a child's natural developmental capabilities, LaTona offers specific strategies and invaluable insights that ease the inherent challenges of contemporary parenthood. Her work empowers parents with the vision and tools to create thriving and fulfilling family lives, and fosters long-term connections within a supportive community. With 13 years "in the trenches" raising two young children of her own, LaTona's personal path complements her professional credentials. Her empathy, experience, and dedication fuel her passionate commitment to her work.

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