Nowadays there is so much information out there on baby sleep which is amazing. Historically it wasn’t a subject covered in much depth as parents just assumed that sleep deprivation was par for the course of having a child. It’s refreshing that this mindset is changing but how do you distil the mountains and mountains of information out there, into something useful that works for you? I stick to two principles: keep it gentle and keep it simple.
Here is how…
A full baby is a content baby.
One basic thing to remember is if a baby is hungry in the night, they’re not going back to sleep! I absolutely believe you should feed a hungry baby whenever they need it. However, there is a big difference between a baby or toddler waking in the night asking for milk, rather than being hungry for milk.
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Example day time routine for 12-36 month old babies and toddlers *Based on 1 daytime nap 7am – Wake up & Milk (if wanted) 7.30am – Breakfast 9.30am – Snack 11.30am / 12pm – Lunch 12.30 / 1pm – Nap 3pm – Wake up & Snack 5pm – Dinner 6.30pm – Bedtime routine starts 7pm […]
Example day time routine for 9-12 month old babies *Based on 3 hour Wake Windows and 2 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 10am – Morning Nap 10.45am – Wake up 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 2pm – Afternoon Nap 4pm – Wake up 5pm – Dinner […]
Example day time routine guide for 6-8 month old babies *Based on 2 hour Wake Windows and 3 Daytime Naps 7am – Wake up and milk feed 8am – Breakfast (solid meal) 9am – Morning Nap 11am – Wake up and milk feed 12pm – Lunch (solid meal) 1pm – Afternoon Nap 2.45pm – Wake […]