Thursday, March 12, 2009

Putting Your Newborn on a Schedule

If you don't have your little one on a schedule now would be the time to start. The following is the schedule that I have my little one.

6:30AM- She'll usually wake up for a feeding and than go back to sleep
9:30AM- She'll wake up and feed again than sleep (formula and snacks)
10:00AM-2:00PM Feeding @ 10:00 and play time (solids)
2:00PM-3:00PM- Nap
3:00PM-5:00PM- Feeding and play time (solids)
5:00-5:30PM- Naptime,bathtime
7:00PM-9:00PM-playtime
9:00-10:00- go to bed latest by 10:00
10:00PM-6:30AM- Sleep

It doesn't matter what your schedule looks like and schedules vary. All that matters is that your baby is getting enough rest, play and feeding time. It is important to get your little one on a schedule because it will help them understand what's going on and it will make parenting easier. Some ways to get your little one to nap is sleeping next to them when they start to get fussy. At bedtime you can give your little one a bath before putting them to bed.



Here are some suggestions for baby snacks

-cheerios
- baby toast by Gerber
- mushed fruits
- yogurt melts
- My little girl loves oranges and what I do is let her gum the juice or will pick the pulp and feed it to her. She loves it!
If you don't have your little one on a schedule now would be the time to start. The following is the schedule that I have my little one.

6:30AM- She'll usually wake up for a feeding and than go back to sleep
9:30AM- She'll wake up and feed again than sleep (formula and snacks)
10:00AM-2:00PM Feeding @ 10:00 and play time (solids)
2:00PM-3:00PM- Nap
3:00PM-5:00PM- Feeding and play time (solids)
5:00-5:30PM- Naptime,bathtime
7:00PM-9:00PM-playtime
9:00-10:00- go to bed latest by 10:00
10:00PM-6:30AM- Sleep

It doesn't matter what your schedule looks like and schedules vary. All that matters is that your baby is getting enough rest, play and feeding time. It is important to get your little one on a schedule because it will help them understand what's going on and it will make parenting easier. Some ways to get your little one to nap is sleeping next to them when they start to get fussy. At bedtime you can give your little one a bath before putting them to bed.



Here are some suggestions for baby snacks

-cheerios
- baby toast by Gerber
- mushed fruits
- yogurt melts
- My little girl loves oranges and what I do is let her gum the juice or will pick the pulp and feed it to her. She loves it!

1 comment:

Angela Heess said...

A nice post :-)

When my children were younger, they loved vegemite sandwiches or vegemite on toast. Here in Aus it is a food our kids grow up on.

Be blessed :-D