Establishing a routine with your newest addition from the get-go is essential to her health and happiness. It's also essential to yours. As is the case with any new parent, you're destined to have sleepless nights and groggy mornings. However, by creating a routine of eating, playing and sleeping, you'll create a sense of normalcy. "It also sets the stage for baby to get used to structure and routine later on, such as when the child enters school," noted Lauren Urban-Colacicco, licensed medical social worker and owner and therapist at Psychobabble in Brooklyn, New York.