I'm going to express my opinion here as a parent and a child care giver, some may say this doesn't work with their child, but honestly I have to ask if you haven't given up a little too soon, or given up at the first sign of a tantrum. Research
has proven that babies and toddlers that have routine in their lives are happier, less cranky children. Why is this? Because babies and toddler who are subject to whatever an adult throws their way can be insecure in their environment, but if you have a set time or set routine for things with your child every day, you start to eliminate the fussies, the "I'm tireds" or "I'm hungry" tantrums. Why is a routine so important?
Because a set routine trains your child's body and mind to be hungry and tired at a certain time. They will know what to expect.