Baby Routine (3- 6 months) - Feed, play & sleep routines


so we know that a time-based routine

isn't the best way to manage your baby

in the day and they can often put a lot

of pressure on you and unrealistic

expectations so it is actually better to

be guided by your baby by their cues and

to follow a feed play and sleep pattern

of care so if they're quite alert and

interactive that's a good time to play

but if your baby's starting to show

signs of fatigue and tiredness then

they're letting you know that they're

wanting to change with what's happening

and for you to respond to that

so ideally you want your baby to be in a

very quiet alert state and you can

facilitate their development by talking

to your baby singing to your baby

touching your baby all those things will

help your baby develop and your baby

will feel very happy and you'll get

those cues back with your baby smiling

at you good eye contact and from three

months on your baby will also be making

noises to

so towards the end of their play you may

start to notice that your baby might

appear tired and those Tigers could be

that your baby was once engaged looking

at what you're doing and they start to

move their eyes to the side just not

look as focused with what you were doing

or they could start yawning rubbing

their eyes starting to get a bit grisly

some babies suddenly to just get tense

where before that they looked quite more

relaxed so they're very subtle cues

saying that they're not managing now

with what they're doing and they want to

have a change so from three to six

months of age a baby will start to have

longer periods of wakefulness in the day

and then hopefully we sleep longer at

night so a pattern of care which we find

helps support a baby in their day is

when they wake to feed soon after then

they have a period of play and then you

look for toy cues and then you put your

baby to sleep but you need to be mindful

that every baby is individual