What are your daily schedules (feeding, sleeping, play, etc) for your baby??

Tanny - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hello...I have a 9 week old and up until now have fed on demand and let her nap when she pleases. I am returning to work soon and would like to suggestions on how to get a 2 month old on a schedule? Thanks a bunch...

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Laura - posted on 02/01/2009

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I would recommend putting your baby on a 2.5-3hour schedule during the day. The thought behind the fairly structured schedule is that at night the baby will sleep. You will avoid "snack" feedings if you are nursing. Your baby will get the rich calorie hindmilk which will sustain her through the night longer. This will give you the ability to get a good nights sleep for work and will make it easier for the person caring for the baby. My son doesn't cry when he's hungry because he knows when to expect feedings.

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Amanda - posted on 09/16/2011

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I have to disagree with the poster who stated not to use "Babywise"...it has been a life saver for me. I have no idea how it could be linked to failure-to-thrive since it actually addresses this issue and helps teach the parent to balance getting baby on a schedule and responding to their cries. My first child did excellent with Babywise and sleeps very well. She's almost 3. We are having a harder time with my son (3 mo.) because he has reflux and milk protien allergy. The book has helped TRMENDOUSLY in that is addresses this issue. I say read it for yourself and make the judgement call - you are a smart mom...you can make the decision for yourself. :)

Kristen - posted on 09/09/2011

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Hi im still struggling to get my almost 3 month old on a schedule. As of right now her schedule goes like this:
8 am wake up and bottle of 5 oz (she doesnt always yake the whole thing sometimes its 4 oz then she plays till 930 10. Naptime till 12. Another bottle 4-5 oz. Plays till 1-2 pm. Naptime 2 pm -4pm another bottle. Naptime at 4-5 pm sleeps till 5-7 pm bottle at 7 pm. Short catnap at 8 pm- 9pm then bottle at 10 pm then bed

Tabitha - posted on 02/01/2009

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Hello.. my daughter is going to be 3 months old on the 4th. Right around 2months old i was more than ready to start getting a few more hours of sleep at night. So i asked a few of my friends who have children already and they all suggested something along the same lines or one another.. which was to feed more during the day .. like everyone 2 hours which keeps them full and by the time the next feeding comes around they are frantically hungry which teaches them to be less panict about feeding. and in turn when they fall asleep they will sleep longer knowing that when they wake up food will follow shortly.



what i do with my daughter is feed her right before a nap .. burp her and put her in her crib .. then when she wakes up i offer her the breast once again sometimes she will take it sometimes she wont .. .. in time you wil be able to tell it she is waking out of hunger or just a panic .... are you using a sucki??  you can also use those to help them sleep through the night ... let me know if you would like me to get into that as well ....



hope i have helped somehow : )

Stephanie - posted on 02/01/2009

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My daughter is almost 6 months and from experience I am just letting you know that it was very hard to get her on any kind of schedule.  All babies are different but my little girl did not start sleeping through the night until she started on her baby food.  I nursed her from birth and we started food at 4 months. If you feed your baby formula it is a lot easier to get her on a schedule because it takes longer to digest.  Good luck and hang in there, things get better and easier!

Tatham - posted on 02/01/2009

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my 11 week old son eats every 3-4 hours during the day and goes anywhere from 4-6 hours at night. during the day if he still sleeping at the 4 hour point i wake him up. he takes about 3 naps during the day. one morning, one afternoon, and one early evening...and they last anywhere from an hour to two hours..he is awake alot more often now...but i would wake her up to feed to get her more on a schedule...my son doesn't mind being woken up, but i know not all babies like that...good luck

Brenda - posted on 01/31/2009

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And just a note, I do not recommend Babywise.  The book has been linked to Failure to Thrive in infantas and come under fire from the American Pediatric Association in recent years.  Good luck whatever you decide!  (If you want a nightime schedule I do recommend the No Cry Sleep Solution).

Brenda - posted on 01/31/2009

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Didn't have a schedule with my son so much, won't have one with this one when it gets here either.  I always fed on demand, and even though he's 3 1/2 now he still eats when he's hungry.  As far as sleeping, mine co slept with me, so he set his schedule to my own. He quit napping early on, but while he did nap he set his own schedule to one nap during the morning and one in the afternoon then we lost the morning nap when he got a bit older.  He still co sleeps and goes to bed when I do at night and wakes up with me in the morning (though he usually sleeps 12 hours a chunk so if I get up early he stays in bed usually).  I'm an attachment parent though so I don't believe in schedules for babies, children yes, but infants no, so my thoughts will differ from a lot of others you get, but I like to throw them out there anyway!  Good luck with going back to work!  Its always tough doing that after they're born.  I'm not looking forward to it this time when my baby gets here either! :)

Tanny - posted on 01/29/2009

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I think my daughter does occasionally use me as a pacifier. How do you stop them?

Ashley - posted on 01/28/2009

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i was breast feeding too but my baby was using me as a soother becareful of that lol

Tanny - posted on 01/28/2009

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I breast feed so not really sure how much she takes at any giving feeding. I know of the 5 oz b/c I give her a bottle right before bed and that's about how much she takes before dozing off.

Ashley - posted on 01/28/2009

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well during the day feed her 2oz and she should wake up probably every two hrs and before bed i give my baby a bath using baby johnsons bedtime bath and the bedtime lotion and before bed feed her 4 ounces

Ashley - posted on 01/28/2009

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try and keep her awake during the day how much does your baby eat in one sitting?

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