thread: Tresillian Daily Routines For Babies

  1. #1
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    Tresillian Daily Routines For Babies

    As some of you know Tehya and I just spent a week at Tresillian. I though some of you might like to look at their suggested routine for bubs.

    * Tired signs are rubbing eyes, tugging at ears or hair, grizzly or fussy behaviour.


    4 - 6 Months *Settle according to tired signs

    Early Morning (5-7am)
    Milk Feed on waking
    Sleep

    Mid Morning (9-11am)
    Milk feed
    Play
    Sleep
    Play (optional)

    Midday (1-3pm)
    Milk Feed
    Play
    Sleep
    Play(optional)

    Evening (5-7pm)

    Milk feed
    Bath
    Quiet time
    Sleep

    9-11pm Milk feed

    2-3am Milk feed
    (optional)

    6-8 Months

    Early Morning (5-7am)
    Milk feed on waking
    May return to sleep

    Breakfast (7-9am)
    Milk feed (optional)
    Solids
    Play
    Sleep
    Play

    Lunch (11.30 - 1pm)Milk feed
    Solids
    Play
    Sleep

    Mid Afternoon
    Water
    Play
    Short sleep if needed (wake by approx 4.30pm)



    Dinner (5-6.30pm)
    Milk feed
    Bath
    Solids
    Quiet time
    Sleep

    Optional evening milk feed prior to midnight


    8 to 10 Months

    Early Morning (6am)
    Milk feed on waking or after breakfast

    Breakfast (7-8.30am)
    Solids
    Milk feed (if not given at 6am)
    Play
    Sleep

    Mid Morning (if awake)
    Water/ snack optional
    Play

    Lunch (11.30 - 1pm)
    Solids
    Milk feed
    Play
    Sleep

    Mid Afternoon (if awake)
    Water/snack optional
    Play
    Short sleep if needed (wake by approx 4pm)

    Dinner (5-6.30pm)
    Solids
    Bath
    Milk feed
    Quiet time
    Sleep (6.30-7.30pm)


    Take care
    Trish

  2. #2
    Debbie Lee Guest

    That's interesting, Trish. Gabby follows a very similar routine but she got herself into it. The 6-8 month guide will be handy for me to refer to once she is starting to eat more food.
    Thanks for sharing that!

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    Inner West, Sydney
    964

    Thanks Trish for the info. Hendrix is also doing this routine by himself but ill copy the routine for later when solids are introduced.

  4. #4
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Zander sort of has a similar routine except he gets up & stays up later.

  5. #5
    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004
    Victoria
    857

    Thanks for the info Trish.

  6. #6
    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
    11,171

    Hey Trish, just wondered - they say 3 solids meals a day for 6-8 months, but Zander isn't starting until next week - are you supposed to go straight into 3 meals?

  7. #7
    Debbie Lee Guest

    I was wondering the same thing, Sarah. Gabby's only on 1 meal a day atm. Maybe it's just what you build up to over those 2 months. I've heard they start to look for more food pretty quickly.

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW
    8,944

    I went to a similar place in QLD called Riverton where there are nurses who work at both Tresillian & Riverton, they told me that these routines can vary depending on when you introduce solids, so bubs who have been on solids from 4mths, by the time they are 6 months they are having 3 meals a day, but when you are introducing foods etc you start with one meal a day until you have a few standard foods you are feeding & can introduce a second meal. So when Matilda was 6 months she had 2 meals a day with rice cereal in the morning & vege paste stuff in the arvo.... then within 2 months she was on 3 small meals a day.

  9. #9
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    What Christie says is right. Unfortunately they just didn't write that on their forms. I bet it confuses alot of first time mums.

    Tehya was only on 1 meal of solids a day before we went in. After having her milk feeds cut back to 4 hourly I upped her solids to 2 a day as she was hungry. She will eat pretty much most things that I give her now, including bits of toast 8-[

    It does say on the forms that the routine is only a guide as all babies are different.


    Take care
    Trish

  10. #10
    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest
    4,954

    OH look what I found.

    Thought I might bump it back up

  11. #11
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2007
    7,197

    Thanks Trish!!! Izzy is in this sort of routine too that she sort of got herself into -(with a little nudge from mwa ) and has even gone back to feeding in the middle of the night - aawwww nice for her !! Hehee hopefully by the time she starts solids at 6mths that feed will drop off again!!

  12. #12
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2006
    Brisbane
    3,205

    Wow... Oskar is in a routine very similar to the 4-6 month (without the early morning feed) and he did that himself... amazing. I never knew there was a pattern so to speak.