By using Home CEO's™ All In One Tracker form, which is designed to visually see patterns of sleep and activity based on the time of day, parents can begin to track and gradually influence patterns of daytime eating and sleeping.
Barring any medical conditions, a key component to nighttime sleep, in addition to age, is the number of calories / ounces consumed and exposure and wakefulness during the daytime hours.
For optimal use, print several copies of this form prior to baby's birth and store ready to use in a binder in the nursery.
Each week you'll use a new form. Track feeds, naps, activities using the codes / legend at the top. Based on your baby's age and weight, determine the optimal number of ounces for feeding and the optimal number of hours for sleep (based on infant averages, standards are available from your pediatrician). Use these as your guidepost during the day and week.