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3 month old routines - please share yours

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SunshineOnMe Tue 04-Feb-14 11:00:22

Just that really....I'm keen to know what other people are doing in terms of feeding times (including volumes if bottle feeding), play time, naps, bedtime etc. I feel like we are all over the place at the moment with a non existent routine! Thanks smile

Mrswellyboot Tue 04-Feb-14 11:05:17

Nearly five month old here but I didn't really follow a routine.

I fed on demand and he slept through from 12 until 6 but wakes now at 4

I did tummy time with him after each nappy change and went for a walk with him everyday ( bit cold at the momma and he has been unwell )

So really the only thing I did was start a pattern of a 1 pm nap. Soothing music, curtains closed.

Mrswellyboot Tue 04-Feb-14 11:06:41

Sorry he is on six ounces now every two to three hours. Much the same as he was then (appetite has decreased with chest infection)

Bejeena Tue 04-Feb-14 19:47:58

I felt the same at 3 months (my baby now 6 months), we had no routine at all, but then I searched about on mumsnet and discovered that really 3 months is still very little and too early for a routine. My baby slipped into the routine himself with feeds and naps I didn't do anything to plan in and just planned playtime, walks etc. around it

Fmshields Sun 09-Feb-14 16:53:36

my DS is 3 months and at the moment he feeds for about 40-50 mins (bf), plays, songs etc for about an hour then sleeps for 30-45 mins before feeding again during the day. then bath at 7pm, and feeds for about 60-90 mins. he is normally asleep by 9 and will wake about 4am, feed, sleep til 7. so pretty much a perfect baby! although he has just started teething... argh!

Lozcat86 Sat 15-Feb-14 22:02:10

My DD is 4 months on Monday and has put herself into a routine of waking around 6/7 bottle, play, nap 8.30-9.30, bottle play/go out etc nap 11.30-1330, bottle play nap 1530-1630, 1730 half a bottle, bath, rest of bottle, down to sleep at 1900, wakes at 23/midnight then usually sleeps til around 6. Some nights is up every 2/3 hrs though hmm and last few nights has woke at ten rather than midnight meaning she then wakes at four rather than six...
She needs a nap every 1.5-2hours though I would say during the day

ilovemulberry Sat 15-Feb-14 22:10:37

I started a nighttime routine at 4
Weeks. I wound bathe baby around an hour before his last feed was due around 7ish, he would the have his bottle and be put down for the night. He slept through from 9 weeks old. He is now 5 months - never made him nap but he formed a pattern so now I know when he is tired. Wakes around 8am, feed, nap at 10am for 45 mins. Feed at 12, another 45 min nap, feed at 4pm followed by another nap of 45 mins. Bath at 6.30, bottle and bed by 7.15 most nights. I would advice a night time wind down routine As soon as poss.

Lozzapops Sun 16-Feb-14 20:27:18

My daughter is nearly 4 months old. I'll tell you our current routine, as I can't exactly remember how things were a month ago (baby brain!) but it wasn't too far off what it is now.

She wakes up around 7am and feeds. She has expressed breast milk in a bottle at every feed, and I give her the same amount each time (160ml/5.5oz-ish), any more and she brings it up. Nappy change, then she has some time in her bouncy chair or laying on the bed with a couple of toys while I get showered/dressed etc, then we have a bit of a play together with rattles, etc.

She goes into her cot for first nap of the day by around 8:30am, for between 40 mins and an hour. We have settled into feeds around every 3 hours or so (though if she is hungry before that/doesn't seem hungry, we don't stick to a rigid 3 hours). After that first nap, I get her dressed for the day then she will usually feed around 10am. Depending on what day it is, we'll either have a walk, go into town, meet a friend, baby group, something like that. On those days she kind of naps on the go without as much structure. If we were at home all day, it would probably look something like this.

7am feed.
8:30 - 9:30 sleep
10am feed
11 - 12 sleep
1pm feed
1:30 - 2:30 sleep
4pm feed
4:30 - 5:30 sleep

The inbetween times, she'd use the play gym, go in her bouncer while I bake, lay on the mat with toys, songs etc.

Bath time is at about 6:20pm, when my husband takes over for the evening. He baths her and feeds her, and she tends to be in her cot for 7pm.

We dream feed at 10:30pm, and fingers crossed she sleeps through til 7am (although this isn't always the case - she does occasionally wake once in the night, but this is for dummy, rather than food).

I like having structure to the day, but don't freak out if we can't stick to "the routine"!

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