I feel like we're on a rolling cycle of sleep and eating now that we're on 3 meals plus two snacks. There seems such a limited time to do anything else! Am I missing a truck somewhere?
Our typical day: Up at 7.15, breast feed. 8- breakfast of weetabix fruit and toast Play and get dressed 9.30 - 11 nap 11- snack of fruit and oaty cookie Play or go out somewhere 12.30/1- lunch - puree or sandwich, fruit, and other bits and bobs of finger food Play 2.15 - 3.45 Nap 3.45 - snack and breast feed Play 5.15- tea Play and bathtime etc 7.30 bed
It probably looks like there's plenty of time for play afte snacks or meals but he can be eating for 45 -60 mins at lunch
Any thoughts? Is this a stage? Or are there any changes we can make?
Babies at 10 months do not need snacks, 3 meals a day is more than enough as they are getting milk as well. If you cut out the snacks you will have more time. Try meals at 8/12/4 and milk on top and you will have much more time for play or going out
My Ds is ten months and my routine is very similar to yours. I tend to give him a breadstick in the afternoon that he munches while he's playing. Also I give a milk feed directly prior to his naps so that almost counts as his snack.
oh brill, thanks. What age would you introduce snacks? Wait until 12 months. The message I get from health visitors is if he'll eat it then give it! And he eats loads for meals as well as these little snacks. Weight follows the 25th Centile (always has).
Hi April, your day sounds a lot like mine!!! My DD is 10 months and I give her 3 meals and 2 snacks. I go back to work soon ish and wanted to see if I could get down to 2 breast feeds a day. Which I have!!
I don't think there are any hard and fast rules...I remember a thead on here saying to start snacks at 10 months!
I have noticed my baby is sort of starting to speed up eating but I agree, I do feel like we eat a lot! I'm sticking with it as my DD is doing well and I'm relieved she no longer needs milk in the daytime.
Although our max meal time is 30 mins. I've never done purées but was doing different courses e.g sandwich and fruit. Now I just give her her food altogether. Fruit tends to be given as a snack rather than as part of a meal now. That's helped cut the timing.
Yes, exactly. My thoughts too. I think the HV are right on this one. My DD has reduced milk herself so I think it's fine. Weaning is a gradually thing - it's not like something magical happens at 12 months!