Jack's Routine Journal

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    clairebear22 Well-Known Member

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    I've decided to start a journal of Jack's daily routine.

    His routine is a little messed up and he still naps like a newborn, roughly 4-5 short naps a day. From today me & OH are going to start trying new things/methods to try and get him into a routine where he wakes, feeds, plays & naps at roughly the same time every day. Hopefully writting it down will help me to begin to see a pattern that Jack can 'slot' into over the next few weeks. We're mainly focusing on his day time naps and the time he goes to bed for the night because at the moment it's anywhere between 10pm & midnight so OH and I have no evening time together to chill.

    Feel free to add what you do with your babies to see if there is anything I could try with Jack :)

    Thursday 5th Jan 2012 - Try to lengthen awake time.

    Night feed @ 3.25am - took 3oz and was asleep by 3.45am.
    Woke @ 4.15am and came into bed with me - rarely wakes twice so i'm hoping its a one off.
    Woke @ 8.05am - cuddles in bed with Mummy & Daddy :)
    Changed nappy @ 8.10 - Wet
    Breakfast @ 8.15am - Ready brek using 2oz of milk - Ate it all. Drink of water. Jack is always offered the leftover milk but never wants it.
    Dressed @ 9.00am.
    Slept @ 9.45am after being played with.
    Woke @ 11.00am
    Milk @ 11.15am - Drank 3oz which is average for Jack, he has always drunk way under the average for his age since he was born. He has all of his daytime feeds out of Nuby beakers now because he latches onto them alot better. He has his bedtime feed & night feed out of a bottle though because the beaker is faster flowing and i'm worried he might choke when he's sleepy.
    Nappy changed at 11.45am - Wet
    Lunch @ 12.30pm - Cheesy cod, with mash & broccoli followed by stewed pear & mango and a drink of water. I cook all of Jack's meals from scratch.
    Changed nappy @ 1.30pm - Soiled
    Slept @ 1.40pm - Left him to self settle but he got upset so rocked him in the end
    Woke @ 4.00pm! - Longest nap he's ever had!
    Nappy changed @ 4.00pm - Soiled.
    Milk @ 4.05pm - 2oz
    Dinner @ 5.00pm Roast chicken, mash & veggies followed by a fromage frais & a drink of water.
    Nappy changed at 5.50pm - soiled (third time today!)
    Slept at 6.00pm
    Woke @ 6.45pm
    Snack @ 7.00pm - A fruit pot to tide him over until bedtime.
    Bath @ 8.30pm
    Bottle @ 9.00pm - 3oz
    Bed at 9.10pm 3 hours earlier than usual!!!!
    To be continued .............
     
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    Friday 6th Jan 2012

    Woke for milk @ 12.15am - 3oz (asleep within 10mins)
    Woke for milk @ 5.00am - 3oz (asleep within 10mins)
    Woke @ 8.00am - 11hrs sleep is the best Jack's ever done! :)
    Nappy chnage @ 8.00am - Wet
    Breakfast @ 8.05am - Weetabix & a drink of water.
    Dressed @ 9am
    Slept @ 9.30am
    Woke @ 10.10am
    Nappy changed @ 10.20am - Soiled.
    Milk @ 10.30am - 3oz.
    Lunch @ 12.00pm - Chicken & lentil stew followed by stewed pear & blueberries and a drink of water.
    nappy changed @ 12.45pm - Wet.
    Slept @ 1.00 (settled himself in 5mins).
    Woke @ 2.30pm
    Milk @ 3.00pm - 3oz
    Nappy changed at 4pm - Wet.
    Dinner @ 4.30pm - Sweet potato & bean bake followed by a fromage frais & a drink of water.
    Slept @ 5.00pm
    Woke at 6.00pm
    Offered milk @ 7.00pm but didn't want it.
    Bath @ 8.00pm
    Milk @ 8.15pm - 4oz
    Bedtime @ 8.25pm
    Woke for milk @ 10.30 - 4oz
     
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    Saturday 7th Jan 2012

    Woke at 1.50am - 3oz milk
    Woke at 5.55am (yawn)
    Milk at 6.00am - 4oz
    Slept at 7.20am
    Woke at 8.40am
    Breakfast at 9.00am - Ready brek & a drink of water.
    Dressed at 9.20am
    Lunch at 11.15am - Mild fish curry, a fromage frais and some water
    Slept at 12.50pm
    Woke at 2.20pm
    Milk @ 3.30pm - 4oz
    Dinner at 5.00pm - Broccoli & cauliflower cheese, a fruit pot & some water
    Slept at 5.20pm
    Woke at 6.00pm
    Milk @ 8.30pm - 5oz!! :)
    Bed time at 8.50pm
    Woke for milk at 11.00pm - 5oz! :)
     
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    Sunday 8th January 2012

    Woke for milk at 2.50am - 4oz (seems to be taking alot more each feed :) )
    Woke for the day at 7.00am
    Cuddles in bed until 7.30am
    Breakfast at 7.30am - Ready brek & some water
    Slept at 9.00am
    Woke at 10.30am
    Milk at 10.30am - 3oz
    Lunch at 12.00 - Root vegetable mash, a fruit pot & some water
    Slept at 1.00pm
    Woke at 1.25pm (cat nap!)
    Milk at 2.30pm - 5oz
    Slept at 2.45pm
    Woke at 3.30pm
    Dinner at 5.00pm - One pan chicken dinner, a fromage frais & some water
    Slept at 3.30pm
    Woke at 4.25pm
    Slept at 6.30pm
    Woke at 7.00pm
    Milk at 7.30pm - 4oz
    Bedtime at 10.00pm
     
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    Monday 9th January 2012

    Night feed at 2.50am - 3oz
    Woke at 7.00am (Left him in his cot until 7.15am)
    Breakfast at 7.15am - Weetabix & a drink of water
    Slept at 8.30am
    Woke at 9.30am
    Milk at 10.00am - 4oz
    Lunch at 11.30am - Cheesy cod, mash & broccoli, stewed pear & mango & some water
    Slept 12.20pm
    Woke at 1.20pm
    Milk at 2.30pm
    Slept at 3.20pm
    Dinner at 4.30pm - Sweet potato & bean bake, a fromage frais & some water
    Slept at 5.15pm
    Woke at 6.00pm
    Went to Nanny & Grandad's with OH & was sleeping when they got back at 8.10pm
    Woke at 8.30pm
    Milk at 8.40pm - 4oz
    At 11pm I started trying to get him down for the night but he was having none of it so ended up in bed with us all night. He didn't have any night feeds but we're back to the strict routine tomorrow.
     
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    Tuesday 10th January 2012

    Woke at 7.15am
    Breakfast at 7.30 - Ready brek and some water
    Slept at 8.45am
    Woke at 9.20am
    Milk at 10.30am - Refused it after a few mouthfuls
    Lunch at 12.00pm - Broccoli & cauliflower cheese, a fromage frais & some water
    Slept at 12.50 pm
    Woke at 1.50pm
    Milk at 2.30 - Again refused it after a few mouthfuls (think he prefers bottles again, talk about keeping me on my toes!)
    Slept at 1.40pm
    Woke at 2.40pm
    Dinner at 4.30pm - Lamb cassarole, a fruit pot & some water
    Slept at 6.30pm
    Woke at 7.30pm
    Milk at 8.00pm - 3oz
    Bath at 8.30pm
    Milk at 9.30pm - 3oz
    Bedtime at 10.00pm
     
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    Wednesday 11th January 2012

    NO NIGHT FEED!

    Woke at 2.55am - Rocked him back to sleep by 3.02am
    Woke at 6.00am - Rocked him back to sleep my 6.08am
    Woke at 7.15am - Very pleased! :)
    Breakfast at 7.30am - Weetabix & some water
    Slept at 8.45am
    Woke at 9.45am
    Milk at 10am - 3oz from a bottle (alot better)
    Lunch at 11.30am - Roast beef, mash & veggies, a fruit pot & some water
    Slept at 12.30pm
    Woke at 2.30pm
    Milk at 2.30pm - 5oz :)
    Dinner at 4.30 - Sweet potato & bean bake, stewed apple & apricots & some water
    Slept at 5.00pm
     
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    Had a busy few days so haven't kept up with his diary .... naughty Mummy lol

    Monday 16th January 2012

    Woke at 4.30am - Settled himself once i'd given him his dummy back.
    Woke at 7am
    Breakfast at 7am - Ready brek with cows milk - first time with cows milk and he gobbled it all up! :)
    Slept at 8.20am
    Woke at 9.20am
    Milk at 10am - 3oz
    Slept at 10.50am - He has a cold and has been alot more tired for the past couple of days :(
    Woke at 11.40am
    Lunch at 11.45am - Macaroni cheese with spinach, stewed pear & blueberries & some water.
    Slept at 1.30pm
    Woke at 2.20pm
    Milk at 4.30pm - 3oz
    Dinner at 4.30pm - Mild fish curry, a fromage frais & some water
    Slept at 5.00pm
    Woke at 6.10pm
    Snack at 6.15pm - An apple biscotti & some water (giving him snacks to get him interested in finger foods, he enjoyed the biscotti :) )
    Milk at 7.30 - 4oz
    Bath at 8.30pm
    Milk at 8.50pm - 4oz
    Bed at 9pm
     
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    Wednesday 18th january 2012

    Woke at 1.30am - Rocked back to sleep within 5mins
    Woke at 4.30am - Settled himself with his dummy :)
    Woke at 6.40am - I left him until 7am
    Breakfast at 7am - Peachy porridge with cows milk & some water
    Slept at 8am
    Woke at 9.30am
    Milk at 10am - 4oz
    Lunch at 12pm - Cauliflower & broccoli cheese, a fruit pot & some water
    Slept at 12.30pm
    Woke at 2.15pm
    Milk at 3pm - 3oz
    Dinner at 4.30p - Lamb cassarole, a fromage frais & some water
    Slept at 4.55pm
    Woke at 5.30pm
    Milk at 7.30pm - 3oz
    Bath at 8.30pm
    Milk at 8.30pm - 4oz
    Bed at 8.50pm
     
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    hi there. are you trying to get jack's bedtime a bit earlier? emma has always been a sleepy head but one thing that worked for one of my friends was to do there bedtime routine at 7 each night, (bath bottle story etc)- at the start their babies (twins) didn't sleep until 11pm but it has quite quickly come back to 7.30. other than that he looks like he is making up quite a lot of sleep during the day - maybe cut back the naps?

    good luck! oh and awesome eating!
     

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