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Young babies and visitation schedules

by | Sep 21, 2018 | Family Law Appeals, Firm News |

If you share custody of your infant, it is important that you consider how their age affects their needs. Young babies need consistency and to establish bonds with both of their parents when this is possible. Therefore, it is important that you work with the other parent as much as you can in order to establish a good schedule that puts the baby first.

If you have questions about the best way to raise your young infant as a co-parent, it is a good idea to conduct thorough research and learn more about the different co-parenting styles that are possible. There is no one “right way” to co-parent with your ex. By learning about the pros and cons of various co-parenting methods, you can make the best decision for your situation.

Slowly introduce new routines

If your infant is used to a certain routine and you decide to change it because of a new visitation schedule, it is a good idea to go slowly. If the child has never stayed overnight at a parent’s house, it is best to make sure that the parent understands the infant’s behavior patterns. This is especially true when the baby is under six months of age. Going slowing can help to ease both the parent’s and the child’s anxieties or discomforts.

All new parents go through a major learning curve, not least when they have to navigate a co-parenting relationship at the same time. Make sure to take time to adjust your routine and learn more about your custody rights and responsibilities here in Florida.