How To Keep Your Kids’ Routine Over the Holidays

With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

As I'm writing this I'm marveling at the fact that we're already at week 3 of my September Christmas series!  Which has me realizing…less than three weeks from now is the expected due date of our second sweet baby!  Meaning – I will have 2 kids to keep on track this Christmas.  2 kids with different routines, nap times, etc.  It's bringing me up to some tips and advice for keeping your kids' routine somewhat normal over the holiday season.

Week 1 – Adorable Christmas Treats

Week 2 – Christmas Mess

Special Post – DIY Christmas Gifts

Routine is super important with babies and children.  While older kids can handle it a little better, all little ones need structure in their lives.  It doesn't take long to notice when your children have been out of sorts for a few days.  They become grumpy, non-compliant, tired, and easily irritable.

Last year was our first holiday season with Sweet Girl.  Before she was born I had decided I wanted to try sleep training via The Baby Whisperer method – highly recommend.  I'll explain in a future post, but we had her sleeping through the night after 5 days of trying this at 2+ weeks old.  Because of our structured routine, Christmas was slightly nerve-inducing for me.  I wasn't uptight about it, but I knew I wanted to keep some semblance of normal in her little 8-month-old life to avoid a set back.

Since we were paranoid first time parents, we implemented a few strategies to help keep her on routine.  And, lucky for you, I'm here to share them!

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