Now that your baby is more settled, you will most probably have a pattern in your day. Obviously all babies have different needs, so the table below is just a guideline. Don’t be concerned if your baby has a different routine, as long as they are healthy, happy and growing.
A typical day at 3–4 months
5am Breast/bottle feed.
6am Back to sleep (mother and baby).
8am Baby wakes, breast/bottle feed.
10.30am Settle baby in pram if you’re going out, or put them back to bed.
11am Baby sleeps.
12.30pm Breast/bottle feed.
2pm Settle and sleep.
3.30pm This may be a short playtime – baby may want another milk feed.
5pm Breast/bottle feed.
6pm Bath (earlier if unsettled).
7pm Settle and sleep.
10pm Breast/bottle feed. Some babies may also have a 2am feed.
When at home, sleep your baby in the same place, both day and night.
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