Baby Routine 3-6 months

What to expect when your baby is between 3-6 months establishing a routine:

Stevens H. (2012) Safe Sleep Space 3rd ed. Rebus Press Australia. P 88)

Sleep & Awake Times

Time Sleep or Awake
6.30 am (ish) Start the day with a feed
 1¼ to 2 hours later Watch for tired signs
8.00–8.30 am (ish) Sleep time (sleep time can vary from 1½ to 2 hours)
10.30 am (ish) Awake and ready for another feed
1¼ to 2 hours later Watch for tired signs
Some quiet time preparing for sleep time
12 midday (ish) Sleep time (sleep time can vary from 1½ to 2 hours)
1.30 pm (ish) Awake and ready for another feed (breast or bottle)
Interactive time with you, or visiting family, or mother’s group.
3.00 pm (ish) Sleep time (often a shorter nap)
4.00 pm (ish) Awake and playing for a while
4.30-5pm (ish) Bath time
5.00-5.30 pm (ish) Some Play time
6.00 pm (ish) Cuddle time, book time and quiet time
6.30 pm (ish) Feed time before bed
7.00 pm (ish) Bed time
10.00–11.00pm Dream feed.  (Some babies love this feed – some don’t)
OR 10pm (ish)  May wake for a feed
2am- 3am (ish) May also wake for a feed
6-6.30am  Start the day with a feed

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