Sleep, feed, play routine...what does everyone do??

Emily - posted on 09/21/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm just wondering what everyone elses routine is like regarding baby sleeping, eating and playing during the day and night. How much does your baby drink (if bottle feeding), how long do you keep them up for and how long do they usually sleep for. My 11 week old boy drinks about 120-150 mls of EBM every 3 hours during the day, stays awake for about an hour then gets put to bed. Sometimes he sleeps for a bit, sometimes he doesn't.... Also he is still feeding 3-4 hours at night. I'm wondering if he isn't drinking enough?? Any advise would be welcome.

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Janine - posted on 11/12/2010

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well i got my son into a routine at 9 weeks, i started bathing him about 10pm with lavender in warm water, then i would give him a quick baby massage with johnsons lavender cream, then straight after he wud have his last bottle n it used to send him straight to sleep! all through the night too!, hed wake up at 8.30am then have a bottle, nap for 30 mins, play, watch tv :P, bottle 4 hours after 1st bottle, then lil sleep again, then play, chill, sleep, play, bottle then bed... its hard trying to get ur baby to stay awake but as long as they r worn out by the end of the day they shud have a gd nap :P xxx

Ange - posted on 10/16/2010

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My son is 15 weeks old now and he eat 7oz every 5 hours during the day and that veries when he was going through his big growth spurt a couple weeks back now he was eating 7oz's about every 2 hours or so and that went on for a couple of days and then he went back to his normail eatting habits... during the night is another story though he was sleeping through the night from 10:30pm until 6isham but for the past couple weeks now he has been waking up through the night and the other night he refused to sleep alone in his crib he wanted to sleep close to me.... he naps about half an hour after his first bottle in the morning then again after his second bottle in the afternoon then he will nap again in the evening after another bottle....

Catherine - posted on 09/28/2010

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my son is almost 12 weeks and drinks a 7oz bottle every 4 hours during the day and will be up for about 1 1/2 hours then will sleep for a few hours. he gets put down for the night at 11:00pm and sleeps tru until 7am, and does it all over again.

Rachel - posted on 09/23/2010

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My son is 9 weeks old and is breastfed on demand, but follows a very similar routine. He feeds approximately every 2-4 hours during the day and stays awake for about 1 hr - 1 1/2 hrs then sleeps for anytime between 1 - 2 1/2 hours before waking again. His longest sleep tends to be during the middle of the day or the afternoon. He does feed more in the evening and although we try to put him to bed around 7pm, he sometimes only sleeps for a short period before waking for another feed before going down for a longer sleep. Overnight he is having one or two longer sleep periods of about 4-5 hours before reverting back to shorter sleeps again. Sounds like your baby is following a pretty normal routine. I have friends who make the last feed of the day larger when bottle feeding and that sometimes works for getting baby to sleep longer through the night before waking for a feed - almost similar to the way that my son feeds more in the early evening when breastfeeding. Its that theory of them filling up more in the evening ready to go through the night.

Natasha - posted on 09/21/2010

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hi my son is 9 weeks old he has between 120-180 mls formula evbery 3 hours during the day he stays awake for about 1hr- 1 1/2 hours then will have a morning nap of 45min -1hr ,....then after lunch about 1ish he sleep for anywhere from 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours..then afternoon he has another 45-1hr nap...then he will either sleep from 9-6 or he will wake at around 3 some nights and sleep again till 6... i would say from what ive read is 3-4hourly at night is normal.

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