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Tell me about your 4 month old's routine
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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.
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