Disruptions are scary simply because you have no idea if a disruption will serve to negatively impact the progress and strides made to date. It is the fear of the unknown.
Every baby is different and some babies handle disruptions more smoothly than others. I thought it would be helpful, however, to get some insight on what real-life experience people have had with disruptions.
Please take a moment to answer the questions below. Doing so will help other parents now and in the future. It is very helpful for me when compiling answers if you at least number the answers you give. You can also copy the questions and answer them. If the question does not apply to you, simply put “N/A.”
1-How would you describe your baby/child’s general personality? For example, angel, textbook, spirited, touchy, grumpy, easy-going, etc.
2-How did/does your baby/child handle disruptions to a daily routine? What is the result? For example, go with the flow, sleep gets messed up, increased crying, no change, etc.
3-If your baby/child has some sort of change from disruptions, about how long does it usually take to get back on track once you get back to your normal routine?
4-Is there a limit to the duration of disruptions your baby/child can handle?
5-What is your current policy on disruptions? Do you limit, do you banish, do you allow all disruptions, or do you have some combo or play-it-by ear approach?
6-Any words of advice for parents facing disruptions?