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can sum1 write out a routine for a 6mth old baby to try please prefbly going to be at about 8pm

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babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 13:00:02


SoupDragon Tue 02-Sep-08 13:01:56

1) What naps do they have?
2) what meals do they have?
3) What milk feeds do they have?
4) What do they do now.

ja9 Tue 02-Sep-08 13:05:50

8am up, milk feed then breakfast

10am back to bed for nap

12 ish up

1 lunch

1:30 nap

3:30 up

5pm - catnap? 15 mins ish maybe in pushchair.

5:30pm tea

7pm bath

8pm bed

this is roughly the gina ford routine but altered to be 8 - 8 instead of 7 - 7.

ja9 Tue 02-Sep-08 13:08:09

oops, forgot the milk feeds. have amended.

8am up, milk feed then breakfast

10am back to bed for nap

11 ish up and milk feed (if still having this one)

1 lunch

1:30 nap

3:30 up and milk feed

5pm - catnap? 15 mins ish maybe in pushchair.

5:30pm tea

7pm bath and milk feed

8pm bed

this is roughly the gina ford routine but altered to be 8 - 8 instead of 7 - 7.

3littlefrogs Tue 02-Sep-08 13:08:47

Does anyone know any babies that actually do this????

serant Tue 02-Sep-08 13:09:24

8am bf
12am banana/veg
4pm bf rusk
7pm bf
7.30 bed
10pm dreamfeed.

serant Tue 02-Sep-08 13:09:58

this is my babes routine,,

PuppyMonkey Tue 02-Sep-08 13:11:24

DD2 did a very similar sounding routine when she was about 6 mnths, yes... but with 7pm bed so everything about an hour earlier. I didn't follow Gina Ford, though... just made it up myself. Oh and we never did the bath thing at all. We did In the Night Garden instead...grin

Basementbear Tue 02-Sep-08 13:12:30

DS2 did pretty much Ja9's routine, I admit to trying Gina Ford blush cos DS1 was only 20months when DS2 was born and he never slept well so I was desperate. It did work for DS2.

MuffinMclay Tue 02-Sep-08 13:14:10

Ds2, 6.5 months does this:

Up by 7am (often poked awake earlier than this by ds2, but I leave them to it)
Breakfast (one bottle plus bowl of cereal)

7.30-8.30 plays whilst I breakfast and shower

8.30-9.30 dog walk, ds2 naps in pushchair

has dropped morning bottle, may have a drink of water from a beaker

11.30 lunch

12-1.30 nap

2.30 milk

4.30 short nap (15 mins)

5ish dinner

6.15 bath

6.30 milk, stories bed.

babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 13:21:30

thanks don't really do anything structured atm just all when they want it or whatever but want to change it

babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 13:29:01

do u stick to this everysingle day or just use it as a guide i think the routine ja9 put would probably work the best for us

MuffinMclay Tue 02-Sep-08 13:44:34

We stick to it most days because ds2 seems to want to eat, drink, sleep etc at those times. The only real exception is lunchtime. If we're out and about in the morning he might have to wait a bit later to eat.

babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 14:09:05

ok thanks great help will try from today smile

ja9 Tue 02-Sep-08 19:48:22

my babies both did it... not to the minute right enough. i found it so so helpful as a guide. so there! << off to search for a sticking out tongue emoticon>> wink

babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 20:14:32

hehe thanks just giving him bottle now then bed i am worried bout when we r out tho and also if the sleep doesn't go to plan like if he slept in for half hour more how would i follow routine then just as useal or half hour less sleep or what lol don't take much to confuse me grin what do u do when u r out with sleeping

Surfermum Tue 02-Sep-08 20:22:23

Our routine was very "ish" IYSWIM. Get up about 8ish ... no actually I think it used to be a bit later, breakfast, bath if she needed it, nap at 10.30ish, lunch at 12.30/1.00ish etc etc

If we were out when she would normally nap then she'd nap in the buggy or car.

If she slept for longer she slept for longer and fed later. I never woke her.

babyjjbaby Tue 02-Sep-08 20:38:41

oh well wish me luck for 2morrow grin

onepieceoflollipop Tue 02-Sep-08 20:41:45

dd2 thinks this about routine : grin rofl

dd1 loved it, she used to have regular naps most days. We (obviously) went out sometimes, and she was fine, but only had short naps in car/buggy. She tended to catch up on her sleep the next day, and reverted back to her usual routine.

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