Monday, December 1, 2014

6 month old schedule

Below is the most average schedule for the month.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Feed bottle and rice cereal
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Put down for nap
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Feed bottle
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Put down for nap
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Feed bottle
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Put down for nap
6:30 p.m. Feed rice cereal
8:15 p.m. Feed bottle
8:45 p.m. Bedtime

Eating: 5 feeding periods (4 bottles, 2 solids) in 24 hours.
Number of Naps: 3
Duration of Naps: Anywhere from 1.5-2 hours.
Length of Waketime: An hour and 45 minutes is the norm.  Occasionally if I see sleepy cues a bit earlier than that, I'll put her down.  Also, if it's getting towards the end of the day and I'm needing to stretch her schedule, sometimes it'll be closer to 2 hours.
Hours of Sleep at Night: 11-11.5 hours of sleep.

Worth Noting:
-We moved to more of a "four hour schedule" even though it's not technically all the way to four hours yet. We found that 5 bottles a day was causing her to snack and refuse the bottle. She does much better with just 4 bottle feedings.
-After a couple weeks of rice cereal once a day, we moved to doing it twice a day (when we changed to the four hour schedule).
-Started offering a sippy cup of water after some meals.

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