" Baby Routine 3-6 months
Baby Routine 3-6 months

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

Sleep & Awake Times

TimeSleep or Awake
6.30 am (ish)Start the day with a feed
 1¼ to 2 hours laterWatch 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 laterWatch 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
10.00–11.00pmDream 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

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

For more information go to Parent Infant Consultants at www.helenstevens.com.au where you will find articles, services and handy tips. Also join the informative and supportive facebook page; Helen Stevens Parent Infant Consultants, or simply call the office or text 0411880720.

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