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    jslink

    hi there I am a mom to a 17 year old and a 19 month old we are currently displaced at the moment and have been living in hotels and staying at peoples house that we know we aren’t around any family as they are 3 states away so my question is that before we moved my 19 month old was sort of on a schedule and now 3 months later he has practically no schedule at all and I am trying to get hi back on one we co sleep we have since day one because I breast fed him till 6 months but now he wont go to sleep unless I am there this makes it kind of hard especially when he gets up in the middle of the night to get in our bed from his sisters which disrupts my sleep no one else’s of course do you have any suggestions to make it easier also he gets mad throws a fit when told no or not let to do what he wants

    Melissa Lawrence

    Hi there Jennifer, sounds like you guys are in a transition period so honestly, I would check with my doctor and do what is easiest for you at this time until you get more stability. It might be hard to get him on a schedule if you are staying in motels and not with family. In terms of his fits, in my view 6 months is way too early for any sort of discipline, but I would just calmly stick to my guns and not give in to his every demand… just make sure you are feeding him enough and try to give him as many good naps as you can. hang in there, xo M

    renarose

    Hi, this is exactly the schedule I have my baby on. But, I have run into a problem. She is much happier (and my supply does better) if I feed her more often than 4 hours. How would you recommend fitting in 5 feedings before bedtime with only 3 naps? I like feeding her right when she wakes up, so I’m not sure where to fit in the extra feeding!

    Cindy

    Instead of feeding her the extra feeding have you considered pumping and storing that milk?

    Anonymous

    My LO feeding schedule is: up 7:30am
    7:30am formula 7-8oz
    12pm puree (half a small jar) then 6-7oz milk
    4:30pm liga (pureed with some formula)
    9pm 7-8oz of formula, burped, changed then put to bed,she sleeps until 7/7:30 the next day! she seems pretty happy with the rountine and sleeps all night. She naps well (2-3 times a day)! She won’t eat her solid unless we give them to her before her bottle!. Does this routine sound ok? Should i be giving her breakfast puree to? And putting her to bed a bit earlier? Thanks!.

    laura

    My LO feeding schedule is: up 7:30am
    7:30am formula 7-8oz
    12pm puree (half a small jar) then 6-7oz milk
    4:30pm liga (pureed with some formula)
    9pm 7-8oz of formula, burped, changed then put to bed,she sleeps until 7/7:30 the next day! she seems pretty happy with the rountine and sleeps all night. She naps well (2-3 times a day)! She won’t eat her solid unless we give them to her before her bottle!. Does this routine sound ok? Should i be giving her breakfast puree to? And putting her to bed a bit earlier? Thanks!.

    Melissa Lawrence

    Wow! I don’t know how old your baby is but sounds like things are going very well! I think you could start to give her a solid after breakfast or, if she is not too fussy, you could try giving her the solid beforehand (my babies would not take it at that time). Then, over time she will start to take less milk and more solids… great job!

    laura

    * after her liga at 4:30 she drinks 6-7oz of formula

    Stephany

    My baby is 6months. She was on a good schedule and sleeping most of the night (minus 1-2 consistent waking for bottles). Now that I’ve began introducing foods (the past couple weeks) she is up and down ALL night long. She fights naps during the day, We are lucky if we get an hour nap in around 9am and a 20minute nap in the evening. I don’t know what to do anymore… I’m loosing my mind. Please help, any advice is appreciated.

    Heather

    My son is 27 weeks and is on the schedule below. I want to shift his schedule so he’s up for the day at 7am rather than 6:00. Will shifting his naps around upset him too much as this stage? Any suggestions?

    6:00-6:30 up and milk
    7:30 solids
    8:00-8:30 nap
    10:00 up and milk
    12:00 solids
    12:30 nap
    1:30 up and milk
    3:30-4:00 30 minute catnap
    6:00 solids then milk
    6:30-45 bed (asleep

    Upasana

    Hi Melissa,
    My lo turned 6 months a few days ago… But since her birth, she had been sleeping at 2 am.. With much difficulty I’ve been able to pull her night time to between 10.30 and 11.30.. She wakes up through the night… Takes her feed and falls back to sleep… While feeding… Long story short… She’s a light sleeper and teething as well… How do I go about changing her schedule to what you’ve suggested??? Would love a comeback on this ASAP please… Thanks a ton..
    Upasana
    P.s he at her works late… Comes back around 9 at night… And goes to work late as well… So our family schedule is a little lopsided… But I want to set hers right…

    Jana Robison

    At the end it states you have a combined schedule of everything. Where is that I can’t find it. Thanks

    Anonymous

    I have a 6 month old and her schedule is pretty consistent. She wakes up at 7 am gets 6oz bottle than breakfast oatmeal or rice cereal plus a fruit at 8:00 naps at 10:30am-12:00 pm gets a 6oz bottle, stays up until about 4pm which she gets another 6 oz bottle, wakes at 6:00pm dinner is served of oatmeal or rice cereal with a vegetable followed by a bottle of, you guessed it, 6 oz and goes down for bed around 8:15 with a feeding of usually 4-5 oz because that’s all she will take. And than sleeps through the night with an occasional wake up at 4 but I can usually get her to fall back asleep after I change her. Love our schedule, or should I say hers? Haha

    sarah

    If baby wakes up from that 3rd cat nap at 7 pm, what time are you putting baby to bed? assuming not ready to sleep again at that 8 pm bedtime?

    Gracia Chiang-Chan

    Hi Melissa, I noticed that your last feeding of the day had solids first then milk. What is the reason for this particular sequence compared to the rest of the feedings? Also, is it okay to drop all night feeds at this stage? Will our supply/breasts be okay? I seem to be prone to blockages…