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Adjusting 9month old routine
« on: March 22, 2006, 06:09:17 am »
Hi i was wondering if anyone has some advise for me. My almost 9month old son has always followed EASY i am currently breastfeeding 4 times a day at 6.30,10.30,2.30 and 6.30 with 3 meals a day. My problem is he is becoming less interested in his 10.30 and 2.30 feeds so i gather a snack would be better at these times however when would i do his 3rd feed during the day before lunch or after? he also currently still has a catnap late afternoon which i hope to eliminate. So has anyone got some great routines for a 9month old i can get a guideline from. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Re: Adjusting 9month old routine
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 07:23:17 am »
HI Julie

you can browse through the "sticky" for 6-12 months where everyone posts their routines.  we went thtrough the same thing at that age and we dropped the 3:30 feed as that was the one that was most hit and miss (sometimes woudl take a light feed and others she woudl drink a whole bottle  ::) but once we dropped it she was fine for the day overall)  usually you will drop whichever feed lo takes the least at / fusses most at... some people replace it with a snack (crackers and cheese, cheerios, yogurt etc) to tide over to next meal.  just keep one of those feeds for now and replace the other or eliminate it entirely.
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Re: Adjusting 9month old routine
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 10:02:40 am »
Thanks for your reply. I have had a good look at other routines in the thread you suggested. It appears most 9 month olds are able to stay awake for 3-4hrs unfortunately mine can't seem to get past 2.5 before looking tired. So i have come to the conclusion i will have to stick with 3 sleeps and 4 breastfeeds for the moment until he is able to stay awake for longer. It just means he has a slightly later bed time. This is the routine i have been using in case anyone else is having the same problems as i am.
6 - wake
6.30 Bf
7.45 - Breakfast solids
8.30-10 - sleep
10.30 - Bf
11.30 - lunch solids
12.30-2.30 - sleep
3- Bf
5-5.30 - catnap
6- Dinner solids
7-7.30 Bf
8 Bed
I guess in time he will be able to stay awake for longer and i will adjust it then.
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Re: Adjusting 9month old routine
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 10:42:18 am »
he will get there in time - for now at least that looks like a really good routine - just try to increase his A timeover the next monthor so and you will probably see it change. soon enough the first nap will push closer to 9 and then 9:30 to start.   if he is a lo that does not like long A times and that does not happen soon, try leaving his first A time shortest and work on one of the others - like dropping the catnap and just moving up bedtime....

looks like you have a good thing going for now. trust your judgement (that's why Dh and I kept the DF until 9 mo for dd2 but dropped it at 3mo with dd1 - every kid is truly an individual!!)
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Re: Adjusting 9month old routine
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 04:16:51 am »
Thanks Debra
You are so right every bub is different so i will just go with the flow for now.
Julie