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Baby schedule?

I'm a first time mom and need some advice on putting my little one on a schedule? Saturday he will be 2wks. How soon can I start gearing him towards a sleeping schedule (especially at night) and what suggestions do you have?
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I put my daughter on a schedule right away. You have establish a bedtime routine.
After my daughter has her bottle, she plays,  we go for a walk, she gets a bath,  eats again and plays in her crib.. Then we put her to bed after 20 minutes. By 4 weeks old, she would sleep from 8:30 pm until 4 am.  you just have to be consistent.  
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Look into the book On Becoming Baby Wise...
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Schedule is very important such as bath time, feedings etc. Just like Aubsmomma472014 said. My son was still getting up during the middle of the night when he was 6 mo. old and I eventually did the cry it out method. I wish I would have started routine earlier with him but now I know better for my second. Set a "bed time" where everything is dark and quiet at the same time every night. Good luck dear <3
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Like sew2009 said on becoming wise works amazing. I used it with my son and he was sleeping through the night by 12 weeks. He is almost 6 now and still follows the same basic sleep routine. I went out and rebought the book to use again this time around!
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What about just following the baby's needs?
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My 1st born slept threw the night ever since he was born. I was successful with breastfeeding my 2nd and it was like he was constantly hungry and woke up every hour or 2 to eat , i only breastfed till he was 7 weeks after i started formula he slept threw the night
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