8. Because it Engenders Etiquette
Routines that involve pleasantries, such as arriving or departing, will allow your baby to practice good manners like greetings, goodbyes, pleases and thank-you’s.

9. Because it Enhances Social Skills
The work of supporting social skills like taking turns, sharing and learning to wait is often the companion of routines, such as visiting a favorite park or having a consistent play pal.

10. Because it Encourages Healthy Habits
Home routines help to establish positive healthy behaviors, like hand washing before a meal.

11. Because it Cultivates a Sense of Safety
Routine creates an attention to safety, such as habitually looking both ways to cross the street and taking an adult’s hand.