6 Months

Eat:

This is the age that some parents start introducing solids. I would make sure to check with your doctor first. I also am an advocate for "Baby led Weening" and "Nourishing Traditions". They should still be getting at least 5-6 breastfeeding sessions per day or 24-32 ounces formula or combination.
•  If your baby has any constipation issues, focus on P-foods (pears, prunes, etc.)
• 1-2 servings baby food (1 serving = 1-2 Tablespoons)
• 1-2 servings fruit (1 serving = 1-2 Tablespoons)
• 1-2 servings vegetable (1 serving = 1-2 Tablespoons)

 

Play:

They will start transitioning to 3 naps at this age which means their wake time is getting longer and they are learning more. If they haven't already started playing peek-a-boo, this is a fun game at this age. Bubbles are also a really fun thing. They can reach for them and pop them. Make sure home is baby proofed because the crawling and moving have begun.

 

Sleep:

Your 6 month old should be taking 2-4 naps per day for a total of 2-3 hours per day. However, many babies simply can not stay up past 2 hours to get to the next scheduled nap-time. So at this age do not get discouraged if naps are still on the short side and often.

6 Month Sample Sleep Schedule

Wake Time: 2- 2.25 hours

 

6:30 – Wake and Breast milk or Formula
7:45 – Breakfast
8:30 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
10:00 – Breast milk or Formula
11:30 – Nap (often 30-45 minutes at this age)
1:00 – Breast milk or Formula
2:00 – Nap (often 30-45 minutes at this age)
4:00 – Breast milk or Formula
4:30 – Catnap (30 minutes)
5:00 – Dinner
6:00 – Begin bedtime routine
6:30 – Breast milk or Formula and Bedtime
7:00 – Goal to be asleep

 

+Plus possibly 1-2 nighttime feedings

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