We seem to be in a bit of a transition with longer awake times, milk feeds spreading out and starting food too. I'm just wondering what other people's routines are like for their 5-6 month olds if having solids too?
My baby 6 months today. Sleeps 6:30pm to 7am 70% of the time. Some times wakes for a bottle. Just started on food. Just started him with breakfast and lunch . He has a bottle every 3 hours during day, total of 5. He has always been an awful napper! He has a 30 minute nap at 10, 1 and 4. I envy people who's babies nap for hours!
I found 5 months very transitional. At this point we were moving towards a 4 hour routine - specifically 4 hour EASY routine. However I found it 1 step forward, 2 steps back etc.
We didn't introduce solids until about a week before 6 months, just started with bits here and there, letting DS try (mainly sling on the floor) whatever we were eating. Then I introduced breakfast every day, then tea at 7 months and now we are up to 3 meals a day at 8 months. He has also very recently gone from 4 bottles to 3 per day.
My 5m old sleeps 630pm until 7am most nights (with the odd dummy wake up grrrrrrrr!) but sleeps badly in the day, I’m interested to follow this. I don’t mind re the day naps but would like her to have one around 330pm/4 so she could last until 7pm bedtime! We’re currently on 7oz milk every 3 hours in the day and the occasional bottle in the night. How many oz is everyone on?
Our current routine is broadly Breastfeed in bed at 7 Up 7.30 Nap at 9ish Breastfeed 10.30 Nap at 11.30/12ish Breastfeed afterwards/1ish Nap about 2.30 Breastfeed at 3.30/4 Catnap at 5 Breastfeed at 6.30 Bed 7-7.30 5oz bottle 10-11pm Breastfeed around 3am
She's just started to have some food around 8am and 5.30pm.
Mine is offered 8oz 5 times a day and will massively fluctuate on the amount he takes, occasionally 4oz, mostly 6/7oz sometimes takes the full 8oz. But stretching it to every 3 hours was and is a struggle. He was on 8 bottles a day previously but has put on too much weight , has just dropped to 5 now he is sleeping through (6 when he decides to not sleep). I will see how his milk appetite goes as we increase the food intake. At the moment he just spits most of the food out and probably will do for a while!
On a 4 hour EASY maximum awake time was 2 hours. Sometimes he napped for 30 minutes, sometimes 2 hours, the key for me was to look for tired cues and put down for nap 2 hours after awake time, sooner if needed, especially during the transistion phase.