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Routine for 6 month old

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TheGirlAtTheRockShow Mon 12-Jan-15 12:17:26

DD is 6 months, breastfed and weaning now. Up till now we've pretty much gone with the flow and let her lead us as to feeds and naps. Now she is into everything and easily distracted. She could go most of the day playing then get very angry as she's forgotten to eat or sleep and is suddenly starving and exhausted. Obviously I don't let that happen!
I want to get her more into a routine as I hink that would benefit both of us, but she has no discernible pattern I can base it on. We have evenings sorted - dinner at 5, bath at 6 followed by massage, feed and asleep by 7. She then tends to wake for feeds around midnight and between 3-5 then is up between 6 and 7. From waking to bedtime no 2 days are the same!
Tell me about your 6 month old routines please! Hopefully then I can come up with something to try.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Mon 12-Jan-15 12:18:51

Think not hink!

MoominaMama Mon 12-Jan-15 13:52:25

My DS is 4 months old and we pretty much go with the flow. I am planning on trying the 234 routine when he is a bit older and capable of more awake time as it encorages 2 lomg naps and timimgs fit in well with meal times. Currently unsure how milk feeds will fit in though. Generally think it may go something like ....

7am wake up BF
8am breakfast
9am Nap (2 hrs after wake up)
1030am wake up BF
12pm lunch
100pm BF
130pm Nap (3 hrs after last wake up)
330pm Wake up BF
5pm Dinner
6pm Bedtime routine (bath etc)
7pm Final BF before bed
730pm Asleep (4 hrs after last wake up)

Obviously not tried it yet but some people swear by it. This gives anywhere between 2.5-3.5 hrs between BFs and still fits in the 5 a day I currently do (also do 2 night feeds here). With solids in betwern milk feeds at times you might have your own breakfast/lunch etc.

Worth a try?

tak1ngchances Mon 12-Jan-15 13:58:16

My baby is 15 weeks and we do this:
7 am wake up & feed
9-10am nap
11am feed
12-2.30pm nap
3pm feed
4.30pm walk & nap in pram
5.45pm bath
6pm feed
7pm song and bed
9.45pm dreamfeed

She sleeps from 10 until 6.30 or 7 most nights with the occasional 4am wake up

Sausages123 Mon 12-Jan-15 14:06:31

My 6 month old has a very loose routine.

0530-6.30 wakes up has milk back to sleep until 0730ish
0830- breakfast
09.30- nap
1030 wakes
1100 - milk
1330- nap
1500 milk
1700- supper
1800- bath, story
1900 milk and bed

Except Tuesday when it all goes wrong due to baby sensory

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Mon 12-Jan-15 14:49:23

Thanks, they're certainly giving me a starting point!

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