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Routine at 6 months?

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Summerdays2014 Fri 08-Jul-16 07:47:43

Hi all,

Would anyone be kind enough to share the daytime routine they have with their 6 month old? We are currently weaning and starting to introduce 2 meals a day. I'm interested in when people feed milk then the purée/solids and when your babies have naps and for how long. At the moment our naps still only last 30 minutes and he will have 3 or 4 a day (I'm told this is normal for this age?) I'm starting to wonder when I'm going to fit everything in...

Many thanks for any help and advice.

Summerdays2014 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:00:55

Just realised I should probably share my own 'routine' first!
5.30-6am awake
6.30 - bottle
8am - 30 min nap
9.30 - bottle
11am - nap 30mins (very occasionally 1hour)
12.30 - bottle
1.30 - lunch
2pm - nap 30 mins
3.30 - bottle
Sometimes has 30 minute nap at 4/4.30
6.30 bottle and bedtime routine
7pm - bed

I have to fit in breakfast at some point! Hacnr sorted that yet!

I've had done great advice recently in here, so thanks again in anticipation!

YoginiBump Fri 08-Jul-16 13:25:48


I have a 7 month old daughter (and a just turned 2 year old son) here's her routine:

7-7.30am: wake and milk (7oz)
8am fruit purée
8.30am -9.30am nap
11.30-12pm: 7oz milk and lunch - usually sweet potato purée
12.30-2pm: nap
4.30-5pm: dinner - purée (Ella's kitchen)
5.30pm bath (while my son has his dinner)
6-6.30pm bedtime and sleeps til morning

YoginiBump Fri 08-Jul-16 13:26:52

Oops, missed out a 4oz milk at 2.30pm (trying to drop this) and a bedtime milk at 6pm!

jellycat1 Fri 08-Jul-16 13:44:59

Yogi have just taken a screenshot of this as have exactly the same age gap but 2 months behind you! Thanks!

Summerdays2014 Fri 08-Jul-16 14:18:17

Thanks for your reply yogini. Can I ask when your daughters naps started to increase in lengths and decrease in amount? (Or perhaps she has always done it this way?)

swelchphr Fri 08-Jul-16 14:40:09

My 9 month old has pretty much the same schedule as when he was 6 months old, except now with a couple little meals in the mix between bottles.

He wakes and takes his first bottle between 6-6.30am & between 6.15-6.30pm gets his bedtime bottle and then goes to sleep.

Bottles are about every 3 hours (recently decreased from 7 oz down to 5.5-6 oz since he's eating food now and not as hungry), so about 9.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm.

He eats food at 7am (while I'm prepping the DCs lunches), noon, and 5.30pm.

While at nursery he take 3 (shorter) naps during the day, but at home on the weekends he takes 2 (longer) ones.

swelchphr Fri 08-Jul-16 14:42:52

And regarding your nap question, at nursery his naps are usually 25-35 mins, but at home (where he has black out curtains and a sound machine) his naps are about 1.5 hours.

Nicnak2223 Fri 08-Jul-16 14:50:05

Hi my ds is 7 months our routine tends to change daily depending if his teeth have allowed him to sleep.

Average day
530-6 wake and breastfeed
7 breakfast porridge and banana or fruit pot
730 - 930nap
10 breast feed and snack toast with fruit or yogurt
1230 lunch
1330 nap (varies in length from 30 mins to 2 hours)
Breast feed when awake maybe an afternoon snack if not long sleep
1730 dinner
1800 bath
Hopefully asleep by 1900

YoginiBump Fri 08-Jul-16 23:36:23

Hi OP,

Her naps have always been 1hr-1.5hr to be honest, she's a perfect routine baby unlike her brother ;-). I breastfed her for 6 months and always made sure I put her down to sleep when she was sleepy but not asleep if you know what I mean? Plus I always kept her awake for 1 hour after feeding or until she was tired before I put her down for a nap so think that helped. She's only just dropped her evening 'catnap' in the last few weeks so you may find when your little one does the same that her other nap times increase? Also I moved her to BabyNat follow-on milk which I think has helped as it has higher EFAs in it to keep her fuller for longer!

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