Babywise Tips and Tricks: Keep a Log

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I wanted to throw out an idea for something to make life a little easier for you and your subsequent children. I would keep some sort of log of what your child was doing at what age. How they were sleeping, how they were crying, how they were eating, etc. Then when you have your next children (and assuming you still do BW), you will have reference to it in actual ages, not just “I think she started a 3.5 hour schedule around 3.5 months…”

Right now you might think you will remember, but you won’t know specifics. Be brutally honest, track your feelings, and hopefully you will be able to help yourself in the future.

This is my main reason for creating this blog. I want to be able to keep track of my thoughts and feelings on topics at the time, not in retrospect. We seem to always remember things better than they were.

There are benefits for your current baby, too. You can look for patterns when you are troubleshooting napping problems or eating problems, etc.

11/2013 update: You can buy my logs (pictured above) through this link:

Other Posts on Logs:

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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