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    Default 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

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    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!

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

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

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    Thanks for the info Trish.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    OH look what I found.

    Thought I might bump it back up

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    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!!

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    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.

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