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    Default Routine for 6 month old, advice needed

    Dd is 6 months in a couple of days and I desperately need some suggestions on how to incorporate solids. I've been giving her some rice cereal with fruit in the morning and some pureed veg late afternoon. Here is her current routine which I need help with:
    5am wake, feed 180mls,play
    7am catnap 25-60 mins
    8am feed 180mls
    8:45 rice cereal with fruit,play
    9:45-10am sleep if I'm lucky!!
    11am feed 180mls,play
    12:30 try again for sleep
    2pm feed 180mls, play
    3:30 catnap sometimes
    4:30 bath
    5pm feed 180mls and bed
    She will usually sleep 12hrs,
    I've tried to stretch out her bedtime but she still wakes at 5am, how do I go about introducing solids when she still feeds every 3hrs?
    Hope you can help


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    Bump, anyone that can offer advice??

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    Um not sure I can help.
    I wouldn't try to fit in three meals of bub is still on 3 hourly feeds.
    I actually was having the same trouble with my 7 month old. ..3 hourly feeds around the clock. .. trying to do solids and get reasonable naps in. The only answer I could do was to push the feeds out to 4 hourly!!

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    Subbing. I have the same problem- except my 6 month old only goes 4 hours at a time at night as well, so I am exhausted!

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    Thanks tamtam
    We are going to try to stretch feeds out but today the longest she will go is 3.5 hrs.. she doesn't sleep much so that doesn't help! And agree will probably only get 2 solids in for now... I feel better knowing other babies still feed 3 hourly!!
    How long did it take you to get to 4hourly with your lo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RachHasArrived View Post
    Subbing. I have the same problem- except my 6 month old only goes 4 hours at a time at night as well, so I am exhausted!
    My dd goes 2-3 hours overnight!!!!

    Here's an idea o of what I've been trying to do. ..
    630am wake and bottle
    800am breakfast
    830/900 attempt a sleep!
    1030 bottle
    1200 lunch
    100/130 attempt another sleep
    230 bottle
    (Maybe another nap at 430)
    530 dinner
    600 bath
    630 bottle and bed.

    My dd still feeds throughout the night and I only just started this routine a week ago.

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    At first I did 3.5 hours. .. then I pushed to four. My dd has some health issues so I've taken a while!!
    I was finding with sleeps that she needed be up longer but that meant only catnps. I'm still trying to get her to sleep longer than 45 minutes.
    I think I probably did 3.5 hrly feeds for about 3 weeks. . but if I had the opportunity to push out longer I did.

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    Great, thank you so much! I would like to get dd to bed around 6:30 but if I try she is usually beside herself as she's so tired and she will sleep worse overnight! I understand with the medical issues too, dd has reflux and another medical issue which is being currently monitored. She had surgery at 2 weeks old and I think this is where our sleep issues may have stemmed.
    Thank you so so much for posting your routine :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RachHasArrived View Post
    Subbing. I have the same problem- except my 6 month old only goes 4 hours at a time at night as well, so I am exhausted!
    It's so hard isn't it?
    Dd has only just started sleeping through the night the last 5-6 weeks but we still have bad night's where she wakes and wants a feed. Hope you get some info too

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    Well that explains a lot. My dd has had 2 open heart surgeries plus reflux and some feeding aversions and several hospital stays. I'm convinced thst hospital stays etc etc all that medical intervention make a huge impact on feeding and sleeping and establishing routines. I'm only really pushing routines now that her next surgery won't be for a couple of years (we hope!!) But I think it takes at least 2 months if not 3 to truly put it behind us.
    It's an art!!!! Putting surgery behind and helping our bubs settle.

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