I have a 5mth old. DS2 seems to be a pretty easy going baby, but then again he now seems to be getting bored after only a few minutes in the Rocker, or on the Playmat.
DS2 is now waking every 1.5-3hrs at night, and only seems to have 2 good day sleeps.
I get a bit bored with it every now and then, trying to think of ways to keep him entertained or active.
I have 2 other children but it seems like donkeys years ago and I truly can't remember much about what they do at these stages of development!
I have started DS on solids - mainly just having 1tablespoon of Apple/Pear puree with Rice cereal, after a breastfeed in the morning, and then having 1 tablespoon of Pumpkin/Sweet Potato puree with rice cereal after his late afternoon Breastfeed.
DS2's day goes a bit like this:
6am wake and Breastfeed, 7am breakfast, 8am-10am sleep.
10am wake and Breastfeed, Play, 12-2pm sleep.
2pm wake and breastfeed, 4pm dinner (puree vegies), has a small nap in rocker 4:30pm-5:15pm. 5:30pm Breastfeed. 6pm bath. 6:45pm breastfeed. BED at 7pm.
DS then wakes throughout the night at around 10pm, Midnight, 2:30am, 3:30am, 5am and then up at 6-6:30am.
It's driving me insane as I have no idea what I am doing wrong.
Yes, he is dummy dependent. It just seemed to be the best thing to do - give him the dummy, as I have 2 other children to chase after (bath/feed/entertain) etc - so I can give him the dummy if he's upset whilst in the rocker or the car etc.
What would you recommend I do? ... should I increase his solids? Start him on Formula?
Also, what is your 5mth old up to? ... do they roll over? happily play anywhere? eat solids yet? Do you give them tummy time etc or do any special activities with them?
Edited by sahm3, 13 May 2011 - 03:11 PM.