Looking for sampl 5 month old schedules??? Sleep, feeding, etc...
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Katherine - posted on 03/17/2012
My 5 month old ate on demand and slept when she was tired. Usually woke up early in the morning, ate, played, went back to sleep. Until night time then it was a bath, read, play, night time. My daughters usually woke up quite a bit at night to eat especially if they were having a growth spurt. So that was MY schedule. They never slept more than 4 hours at a time.
Erica - posted on 03/30/2012
I'm the kind of person that truly believes in having a routine. My son is just now 6 months and our routine is as fallows.
He wakes up around 6:30am. He doesn't fuss, just talks and entertains himself in his crib so I don't get up until around 8am when its getting close to feeding time.
At 8am I change his diaper, which is always poopy first thing in the morning. (He's been on a schedule since birth.)
(I change his diaper about every 2 hours after that. But during the day only, not at night!)
8:30 I feed him a warmed 8oz bottle of formula with 1 Table spoon of rice cereal.
He usually falls asleep between 10 and 11am and sleeps anywhere from 10 - 30 minutes.
At 12:30 - 1pm I feed him a warmed 6oz bottle of just formula.
At 3pm I feed him a warmed 2.5oz jar of baby food. (Labeled 4 months and up.)
Around 4pm is tummy time. He started crawling this week!
At 5pm he gets another warmed 6 oz bottle of formula, this time with another table spoon of rice cereal.
Around 6pm he'll take another nap, anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours. (Depends how active he's been all day and how bad his teeth have been hurting him.)
Around 7 - 7:30pm I feed him 2oz of warmed whole grain oats cereal mixed with his formula. (Mixed as thick as his jarred baby food.)
At 9:30 - 10pm I feed him his last bottle, a warmed 8oz without cereal.
At 10:30pm I get him ready for bed. I give him a dose of Mylacon to make sure he doesn't wake up from tummy pains and also rub teething gel on his gums so he doesn't wake up from teething pain. I rub baby Vick's on his chest and put saline drops in his nose to make sure he can breath clearly and about every 3 days I suction out his nose as well. When I lay him in bed I wrap him up real good to make sure he stays warm, turn out the light, then leave and don't come back!
If he has a full belly, not feeling any pain, and stays warm and cuddly throughout the night he'll sleep like a rock.
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask any questions. Good luck!
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