Jump to content
Tell me about your 4 month old's routine
5 replies to this topic
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:51 AM
Hi I am interested to hear about how your 4 month old baby goes about their day.
DS is on an eat, , play, , sleep routine. His awake time is up to 2 hours, and his naps vary from 40 minutes to three hours.
He goes to bed at about 9 pm and has one night feed, that varies in time, but is currently at about 4 am.
So what does your little one do?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:59 AM
My 4 month old is #3 for us so her day is centred around her brother and sister's activities. Basically she gets dragged around to school drop off, preschool drop off, piano lessons, swimming lessons, dance lessons etc and just catches some zzzs when she can poor neglected routineless third baby.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:10 AM
We have fallen into a loose routine (led mostly by baby). It has been in place since he was about six weeks. Over this time his night sleep has gotten longer and he has no overnight feed.
He sleeps roughly 11pm to 7am. Wakes up for feed and goes back to bed almost straight away. Then the rest of the day I follow his cues, but two hours is his maximum awake time. Daytime naps are usually only 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. We mix feed and he goes 3-4 hours between all feeds bar the big overnight stretch. Bath is prior to last feed of the night.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:54 PM
Lorem, my LO's sounds like yours. He's also on the sleep play sleep routine. 3 naps a day totalling 3-4 hours. He goes to bed between 7-9 pm depending on his last nap. He night feed can be 1am or 5am plus minus 1 hour. Sometimes he sleeps through (5-6 hours) sometimes more night wakings. He wakes between 7-730am.
But like tibs, I do drop offs on most days and LO goes with me. Sometimes he has his first short nap in DS's school library.
Re bath, I don't really have a fixed time. If he gets quite dirty I would do a bath. Or if he didn't nap too well the last nap I would give him a nice bath and then he gets dozey and gives me a decent good sleep.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:03 PM
My LO is four months today. He usually wakes2-3 times pet night. Doesn't always need a feed when he wakes. His naps in the day very rarely exceed 45 mins. We try feed play sleep but he sometimes needs feeding outside of the routine. We have just introduced one formula feed per day.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:34 PM
My little guy has sort of set his own routine, I just run of his cues.
He goes to sleep about 7.30-8pm and wakes up around 5.30 - just in time for when we wake up and get ready for work. He tends to feed/play/feed/sleep.
He has 2 little naps (20-30min) in the mornings and 1 in the afternoon plus a larger one (up to 2 hours) around lunchtime.
According to the formula tin he's supposed to be drinking 250ml x 4 per day, but he seems to top out at 150ml (I've tried bigger bottles but he can't/won't finish it), so he has one bottle, then I wait about an hour, then another bottle.. then he's good for about 3 hours before the next because he's all filled up.
He doesn't wake for feeds overnight which I think is marvellous and thank my lucky stars about every day. Every so often he does wake up because he's on his stomach but that's an easy 30 second fix. Walk in, flip, leave, snore.
Edited by chickenpants, 08 February 2013 - 09:35 PM.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?
A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.
An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.
It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.
Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.
At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.
These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.
Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.
In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.
A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.
So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.
We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.
Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.
Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.
After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.
Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown.
Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.
If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.
I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.
Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.
Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.
Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study
She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.
An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.
Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?
Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.
Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?
The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.
I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
Top 5 Articles
I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.
I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.
French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.
A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.
Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?
First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.
The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.
A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life.
Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.
Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!
If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.
Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.
When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.
The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.
Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.
Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.
Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old
The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.
I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.
Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.
Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!