This is a discussion on Needs advise on my baby daily feeds & sleep within the General Parenting Discussion forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi mummies, i'm abit confused & not sure my schedule is ok? scared my boy (13mth) is overfeed or underfeed ...
i'm abit confused & not sure my schedule is ok? scared my boy (13mth) is overfeed or underfeed & if the napping pattern is rite? can you share your daily schedule or any advise to improve pls..
7am -160ml formular milk
9.45am - shower
10am - porridge (w/meat/fish/egg + vege)
11.30am - nap till1.30pm
1.30pm - milk 160ml
2.30pm - apple (1/3) + sometimes 1 slice of white bread
5pm - nap till 6.30pm (i wake him up if he sleep beyond 6.30pm)
8.30pm - milk 160ml
9pm - sleep till next morning 7.15am
Your schedule seems ok.. Just wonder where is his breakfast? cos he seem to be eating porridge at 10am thats y... At 13 mths 2 naps is good in the morning and the sleeping thru the night is good.
Does he have any problem with napping at 9pm since he wakes up only at 6.30pm after his afternoon nap.?
Total milk intake sounds fine for toddler. Too much milk may affect solid intake.
Is he gaining weight and growing taller?
Pee and poo regular and good texture / colour?
If so, I guess nutrition is fine.
I prefer to offer wholemeal bread during snack, more nutritious.
Duration between 4.15pm porridge and 8.30pm milk feed sounds very long.
Does child need a small snack at 6.30pm after nap?
I was wondering about the late nap too. If he starts resisting 9pm bedtime, might be time to consolidate into 1 long afternoon nap.
Maybe in the next few months.
Personally, I like to align my boy's meal timing to my meals, so that we eat together. Else, he could be bored during dinner and be fussy.
Of course, do what works for your family.
I shared my boy's 16-month old schedule here:
Child-Led Schedule (16 Months Old, 1 Nap) | Mummy's Reviews
i m just wondering how cum his dinner is so early, seems like his food intake for afternoon is very tight, but for night, quite little.. so i guess he does wakes up for milk often in the night?
We clean up then have breakfast together.
I see it as a good habit (breakfast is most important meal) too.
He has oats / bananas / bread and maybe other fruits such as prunee, grapes.
Can also offer homemade pancakes.
When he weaned off breastmilk, then I included dairy into his breakfast: milk / yoghurt
Oh, and do you only offer apple as fruit?
It's good to offer a variety of fruits to introduce different tastes, and for different nutrition as well.
I usually offer fruits 2-3 times a day, either after meals or during snacks.
safest fruit for him...ie. apple.. what other fruit do you give besides grapes? Do you puree all the fruit? Can he feel the diff texture if puree all the fruit?
wow ..your baby can eat alot..? and may i know what is his day nap like? i am abit confuse and not sure if i give him the porridge at 10am & 4.15pm is ok? Also, what tie is your baby breakfast, which kind of oat do you give? How to prepare and which brand , ok for 13month baby?
because he feel tired at about 5+pm and sleep till 6.30pm.. i always feed him another time porridge at 4+pm.. (I reheat the porridge i cook in the morning)
at 6.30pm is usually daddy back and we go downstairs for a walk with baby.. If he wake up and eat porridge at 6.30pm then will miss the walk.. thats why i give him the porridge at 4+pm.. Any suggestion how should i adjust the schedule.. ?
He sleep again at 9+pm and never wake up till 7am in morning..
Last edited by atkht; 14-04-2011 at 11:59 AM.
After lunch or dinner, then I offer bigger fruits such as apple, pear, papaya, plum, peach, rock melon. Just make sure he passes the 3-7 days allergy test.
If baby gets cough after a particular fruit, then you could avoid it. Otherwise, a wide variety of fruits can keep the immune system high.
Or can try steaming pear, good for cough. Steam until it's soft, about 15-20 minutes depending on the size. But some pears taste funny after steaming, so you'd need to trial and error a little.
You can refer to the link I included earlier for the nap and breakfast timing.
At about 13-14 months, he usually took 1 nap in the afternoon, 5 hours after waking up. Still the same now at 2 years old. When younger, the nap was 2+ hours. Now, only 1.5 hours.
Oats: I give organic baby oats or big oats. Just need to add hot water and cover for a few minutes. Then it'd be soft. Can add a little milk if baby likes it. Alternatively, can give a range of commercial baby cereals (oat / rice / barley / millet). Choose those with no unnecessary additives.
how about giving him another porridge after the walk at about 730-8pm?
then when he sleep at 9+pm, give him his usual feed of milk..
i always does that to my boy.. and becoz they r full, they will KO very fast.
and he can finish his milk at 9 too!
of cuz if he cant finish abit, i dont force him.
Today, my son wake up at 7.30am... i give my son 160ml milk at 8am... then play with him. at 9am, i give him a steam egg yolk and some tiny pieces of wholewheat bread dipped into yoplait first yogurt... then play till 10am.. i thought he can have a nap, put him in the cot lay him down, pat him, give pacifier... he doesnt sleep till at 10.30am, i give him 60ml milk, thought can soothe him to sleep after milk... he doesnt sleep after that... at 11.30am still not sleepy.,i give him porridge.. he finish all at 12pm, watch tv till 12.30pm and i bring him to bed again.. he dont sleep and at 1pm.. , i shower him...and finally he slept after show... phew... i real tired..
It's tired indeed to have to entertain child for 5 hours before a nap. When his new schedule is settled, you can start planning more interesting activities to keep him occupied and enjoy your time having fun.
By the way, TV is stimulating, so I think it isn't appropriate for soothing a child to sleep. The glare, fast screen movements and sounds can stimulate him further. Alternatively, have bedtime stories and soft singing in a dimly-lit room. Might make child drowsy faster.
yup..my 15mth girl is taking one nap on the day only.