Kimberly - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I think it's time to implement a better routine, now that my little man is nearly 6 months old. Currently he has a bed time routine starting around 6 pm, of breastfeed/bottle, three teaspoons of cereal mixed with three teaspoons of a veggie, bath, lotion, bed around 7pm. Recently I added another solid meal at 10 am after a feeding/bottle, two teaspoons of cereal and two teaspoons of a fruit, then a nap. He seems to be adjusting to it well.

Now for me, I find I'm getting lazy. So I'm thinking of adding walk time around 1pm, and giving myself two hours for it. The gym is a 15 minute walk away, and the grocery store is 20 minutes away. I figure this way I can get a walk in, going to the gym or shopping for an hour before heading back. Also I think this time works for me since doctors appointments and such are typically between 1 and 3 pm. Possibly less disruptive this way? Thoughts?


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Kimberly - posted on 08/24/2010




Well the problem is that my other half works retail shift work, so it could be 9-5, 11-7 or 1-9. That's why most of the appointments are in the afternoon, because if he's off, he likes to sleep in, and if he's not, his parents don't do mornings. I figure that he can nap while we walk, and I've left the rest of the afternoon open for naps as well. I figure when he gets older, his bedtime is likely to be later, so nap time shouldn't affect bed time later on.

Lisa - posted on 08/24/2010




Routines are always great and good for kids. And the walks will be good for your son also. One thing to make sure of is to look out a little ways to make sure the routine will still work when your son is older and starts to transition to one nap a day. When my kids started one nap a day, it was always after lunch so I have never scheduled out of house time during those hours, we do everything in the morning. Just a thought.

Jenn - posted on 08/24/2010




That sounds great. I'm in the process of trying to get into a better routine myself. I find that most days, my sons and I are just lazing about the house, with nothing to do. Getting a walk in is a great idea, not only to get your baby out of the house but also get yourself up and moving. I believe I may follow suit.

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