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#1 Des_Hen

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

Hi! Been awhile since I've posted! Our little beautiful girl was born 17/11/12.
She's now 12w old today!

As she's gotten older, the feed/play/sleep is getting harder to follow for us :-/

Most times Imogen will want to "play" first... I'll try & try to BF as soon as possible after waking but she has taken to screaming the place down...

So the past week or so we have been play/feed/sleep...

She currently sleeps from about 7:30pm till 6am (x'd fingers this continues!) with not too much fuss to get down to sleep (during the day we do rock & pat a little to doze off)

Just wondering if anyone has experienced this and how it has played out as bubs got older?

TIA :-D

#2 ~Supernova~

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

With DD it worked a charm. DS was a catnapper, so never worked for him. Up until around 8 mths he never slept for longer than 40 mins at a time during the day, so feed play sleep didn't work. Now that he is older he will sleep anywhere from 40mins to 3 hours...routine just doesn't work for this kid lol.

#3 Guest_divineM_*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Mine was a catnapper so it was hard. It becomes less important as the number of their naps decreases. Yours is sleeping great at night!

#4 ladybird1

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

play-feed-sleep always worked best for me.

There is no "right" way to do it.  If you find something that works for you, don't overthink it.

#5 Gen71

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

I came in from recent, so excuse me crashing & I'll admit its been a few years, but...
from memory at about 3 months they start needing a bit less sleep and it moves to feed/play/sleep/play. So yes, a little play on waking before feeding.
But really whatever works for you and your bub
Good luck

#6 Spring Chickadee

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:00 PM

There is no reason why your baby has to Feed/play/sleep. Like us adults babies are not robots all designed the same.

Follow Your baby girls ques and you'll end up with a happy baby and a less stressed mum.

Play/Feed/Sleep sounds great and with those night sleeps I'd feel reassured she really is doing well with this.

My 13 week old  is all over the place but typically does Feed/Play/Feed Sleep but he is happy and thriving this way so I'm happy too!

#7 Just Another Cat

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

I always did play/feed/sleep. It worked best for my kids.

#8 caitiri

Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

My kids did alot of feed/play/feed/sleep.



#9 Funwith3

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

It really worked for me in the early months. But now that DD is 8 months old it has become a problem.... she now cannot get herself to sleep without having that feed beforehand. To avoid this, just make sure you don't feed your little one to sleep. Put her in bed awake.

#10 ~kuddlebug~

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

We did the same play/feed/sleep routine with DS and it was great in the early months, but by the time he got to 6 months it was a problem as he'd only sleep in my arms with boob in mouth. I'll be trying to get bub #2 into a feed/play/sleep routine by around 3-4 months.

#11 tick

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

I have done play/feed/sleep with both my babies - only way to get a decent feed into them is to do it when they're tired and not distracted by exciting things.  I am happy to feed to sleep though, it's the easiest option for us.

#12 PurpleNess

Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

We didn't move onto this until DS was about 4-5 months old, up thill that point it was feed when he wanted, sleep when he slept etc.
IMO 12 weeks is too early for routines.

#13 Fizgig

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

In the first few weeks we did play/feed/sleep but then DD stopped falling asleep during a feed so we moved to feed/play/sleep. She became a bit of a catnapper so we now do play/feed/play/sleep and that works well.
Just do what your baby needs. Sounds like they are showing you already.

#14 cuddlebud

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

Another one who does play-feed-play-sleep, agree with pp that it doesn't really matter too much, sometimes the second play was longer, sometimes it was just a nappy change or a story. About 9 weeks was when we mostly started putting dd awake.

#15 axiomae

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

It works for us really well. DD at almost 8 months has two long naps a day and adheres to a loose feed/play/sleep routine quite well. We follow her cues, but I always feed her on waking. I also give her a top-up feed before her second sleep, but that's more of a drink, as her wake time has extended to about three hours and she needs it to have a decent second sleep.




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