Need some advice please!!

Ashley - posted on 12/26/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok I need some advice!! My baby is almost 7 months old and he is doing fine on what I'm feeding him, I just think he is sleeping too much. So I have to wake him up at 5:30 in the morning to feed him and I give him 6.5 oz of formula and then he goes asleep but wakes up before his next feeding time at 10:30am I give him 3 table spoons of oatmeal and 2.5 oz of fruit with 4 oz of formula. He plays for a while. Then around noon he goes to sleep for about an hour and then plays. Goes back to sleep for maybe 30 mins. I feed him 6.5 oz bottle at 3:30pm and then he falls asleep an hour later. At 8:30pm I give him 4 oz of formula with 3 tablespoons of rice with 2.5 oz veggie. Then he plays and goes to bed around 9:30 pm and sleeps all night. So my question is am I on a good feeding schedule for him and is it ok that he is sleeping that much? Should I not wake him at 5:30 am? Bc I have tried letting him sleep in the morning and he will sleep until 8:30 to 9 sometimes but I didn't want it to mess up my schedule by putting him in bed by 9:30pm. So what should I do? He was doing great on a schedule before I changed it but I wanted to change it so he can go to bed earlier.

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Ami - posted on 12/27/2012

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If you are okay with it and you can do it; some kids do really well setting their own schedule, I have found the my daughter has set her own schedule and it works so wonderfully around ours, and there are days that she doesn't nap at all (of course she is three now) and days she will take a four hour nap. Like I said every child is different every family is different and I would never ever push my way of doing things on some one else. I had a wonderful doctor that I was really close to, really help me relax, and realize that she will meet her needs, and she will let me know what those needs are. Let him sleep, let him eat, and let him play, and love him, that is what his needs are right now, that is all he needs.

Ashley - posted on 12/27/2012

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Thank you so much I will see how it goes. So there is nothing wrong for him to sleep longer some days than others. So his naps does not have to be a certain time just let him go to sleep.

Ami - posted on 12/27/2012

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Babies are pretty adaptable and their schedule is pretty easy to change it sounds like you are doing a great job. Something to keep in mind is they sleep as much as they need at this age and eat as much as they need so feed him until he is full and putting him down earlier won't hurt at all but I personally believe in letting kids sleep until they wake up on their own. Their little bodies are going through so much growth and change, You know best you are his mom and really you will know if everything is okay with him. Give it a try three days is the magic number is what I was told and what I have gone by. If he hasn't adapted to the new schedule in 3 days try something else. Every-time I had to make a change it would only take 1-3 days for my daughter to adapt to it. This is what worked for me.

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