Comparing two methods of child raising:
- Routines: When babies are raised in a framework of a timetable; duration of feeding and nap times are scheduled.
Demands: Where babies are demand fed, they are allowed to sleep when tired.
There is research on the difference between demand feeding and routine scheduled feeding upon brain development.
I cannot find research on the effects of scheduling babies sleep patterns, as opposed to allowing the babies natural sleep cycle to determine when a baby sleeps.
- What is the effect of the two methods on the child's sleep patterns?
- What is the effect of the two methods on child development and cognitive function in terms of sleep disorders?
- Are there any studies on this?