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What do you do wih your 4 month old at this time of day? ( 4-7ish)

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mrsjuan Fri 25-Sep-09 17:08:10

We muddle along quite nicely for the rest of the day but we seem to hit a bit of a wall at this time. She has a feed at about half 4 and a bath at about 7 and usually sits in her bumbo --on the table-- watching us have dinner at some point but in the meantime she's a bit grizzly and bored.

Oh - shes just doe a massive poo... back in a bit..

mazzystartled Fri 25-Sep-09 17:11:42

when I only had the one we used to go out for a walk before dusk - nice time of day to be out and about - lots of people with their kids, walking dogs etc.

mrsjuan Fri 25-Sep-09 17:16:09

Ok - I suppose that's one thing to do - change nappies! Sorry for the typos above: she was sitting on my lap in the way of the screen.

Anyway - we don't have a routine as such but we tend to go out with the dog in the morning, then go out either to a baby group or meet friends in the morning, a sleep around lunchtime then another walk in the afternoon but struggle with this time - she will play grudgingly on her playmat or watch me make the dinner sometimes but it's all a bit grizzly.

mazzystartled Fri 25-Sep-09 17:30:40

see i would diddle about at home/go to the shops/drink coffee in cafes when she's well slept and in a good mood in the afternoon, then walk when she's grumpy!

other than that....er baby massage....er....

SansSerif Fri 25-Sep-09 17:48:31

Does she nap in the late afternoon? DS2 (21wks) has 30-45 mins around 4.30 which stops him getting too grumpy before bedtime.

mrsjuan Fri 25-Sep-09 17:54:59

mazzy - that makes sense - doh! Why didn't I think of that?

sans - she usually has a sleep about 3.30 but now she's just gone to sleep again which is good for getting the dinner ready but I'm not sure if it's great for her sleeping at night.

heverhoney1 Fri 25-Sep-09 21:09:57

much to my amazement and early days panicing I have discovered that no matter how much or LITTLE she sleeps during the day dd's night sleep pattern is rarely affected. Mostly she does the opposite to what you think. My mum suggests it's a case of 'the more sleep you get, the more you want sometimes'

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