6-month Baby Day Mode
6-month Baby Day Mode: how long should he sleep and stay awake, feeding mode and other questions + photos and videos
For parents holding a newborn baby in their arms until recently, the age of 6 months seems very important. Although most of the problems, such as colic, choice of suitable formula feeding or the establishment of lactation, are over, new questions arise: how much should the child sleep at 6 months, whether he or she needs a regime to fill his or her waking hours in the daytime.
Night and daytime sleep of a child at 6 months
In six months of age, the child sleeps about 15 hours a day (this figure corresponds to the World Health Organization standards).
Nighttime sleep should be at least 10 hours, and the remaining time is divided between three rest periods during the day. Some babies at this age spend two afternoon dreams of about 2 hours each.
This can depend on the activity of the crumb, its level of physical and psycho-emotional development, the way the family lives.
According to the famous pediatrician E.O. Komarovski, There is nothing “threatening to the physical and moral health” of a 6-month-old child's daily sleep, especially if it suits the parents.
In six months, the child can already do without waking up at night to eat and sleep 7-8 hours in a row until the first morning meal.
In 6 months, the child is already able to show emotion: joy, sadness, fear, pleasure
How much awake is a 6-month-old baby and how can he or she be occupied
Wake periods for crumbs increase compared to younger age and can last up to 3 hours. Most of the time is spent on games and developmental activities (and walks if the baby is no longer sleeping in the pram).
By 6 months the child has a preference in the choice of toys.
It is important to remember that because of the cutting teeth, babies begin to pull everything into their mouths, so the objects used for the lessons should be clean and made of safe, non-toxic materials.
They can be cooled in the fridge and given to chew on the crumbs to make it it itchy in the gums.
After 6 months children start to crawl. To do this, you can use a blanket or children's mat to separate a small part of the room, laying on the cover of toys. The child will try to reach out to them, so this will stimulate the development of a new skill.
Playing with the child is very important to say the actions, names of objects and their characteristics. In this way, a passive vocabulary is formed, which will eventually become active.
Walk with the child should be 2 times a day for 1.5-2 hours (if the baby is still sleeping in a wheelchair, this time can be combined with daily dreams). In warm weather, the duration of outdoor activities may increase.
The outdoors child will take an active interest in everything around – flowers, trees, birds. A walk a few hours before bedtime will increase the likelihood of a quiet and good night's sleep many times over.
Gymnastics and massage
Gymnastics (as well as active games) are best performed in the morning: these activities are usually associated with a strong outburst of emotion, and after them the baby needs time to calm down.
If you play active games before bedtime, the child may get overexcited (the nervous system is not yet strong and it takes time to get back into a calm emotional state). In this case, the baby may be capricious, restless, and it will take a long time for him to fall asleep.
Rasslagging massage, on the contrary, helps to calm down and tune in to sleep. It is recommended to spend it after an evening swim. If the child is not allergic, special baby oils can be used.
Priority of moms and dads bathe their children in the evening – babies are so tired of water procedures that they usually fall asleep well after them.
Sometimes the bath, on the other hand, excites the little ones, and the babies can not calm down and sleep for a long time. Those kids are better off swimming in the morning.
Cause of regime violation
If the parents were born to teach the baby to live according to this principle, at the age of 6 months he or she is already accustomed to live according to this principle. However, there are a number of factors that can affect the failure of the regime:
- Calcium deficiency (the child's body requires an increased amount of mineral, as it is a period of active growth and teething);
- Feeding (unfamiliar food can cause disturbances in the digestive system. The solution to the problem is to cancel the new product before the symptoms stop completely and restore the regime);
- the cutting teeth (they cause severe discomfort and even pain).
Blood analysis and consultation with a paediatrician and neurologist will help to identify the lack of calcium. With this problem, it is possible to prescribe drugs containing this trace element.
After the causes of sleep disturbance have been eliminated, the regime does not necessarily become the same. He can change a lot. If the parents are not happy with the new schedule, you can try to return it: vary the time of walking, daytime sleep, and physical activity.
First meal: when and where to start
When and where to start
A 5-hour meal is recommended at this age (the sixth night meal is a good option). The volume of milk or mixture eaten is about 200-210 ml at a time, and the break between meals lasts 3.5-4 hours. It is better to add new products to the diet in the morning, so that the mother will be able to monitor the reaction of the child during the day. According to the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the first to be introduced are vegetable purees (zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower).
Try new products with a minimum of half a teaspoon (breastfeeding).
If the baby feels well, has no tummy problems and no allergies, every day the amount of food is doubled (1 teaspoon on the second day, 2 – on the third, 4 – on the fourth, and so on, bringing it to the recommended norm).
World Health Organization recommends the first meal for healthy children (without weight loss) to be given to them by the World Health Organization
Fed children already have a more varied diet: in addition to the vegetable puree, most of them have already tasted porridge and fruit.
Kids who eat adapted formula feeding are given complementary food at 4 months of age. Breastfed infants at six months of age.
Day mode for a 6-month-old child
Day mode training is important not only for parents (who can plan their time), but also for children. A six-month-old child seems to be almost an adult compared to a newborn child: he or she carefully studies the world around him or her, has his or her favourite toys, starts eating food, and distinguishes between his or her own and those of other adults. Adherence to the daily routine helps your baby grow up healthy and calm. In addition, children who have had a certain schedule from an early age are more easily adapted to the rules of kindergarten and school.
- Ekaterina Shishkova
Baby day mode: sixth month
The sixth month of life brings new achievements and increased motor activity to the baby, which affect its regime. The order of alternations of sleep, feeding and waking remains the same, but their duration changes. It also increases the amount of time children take to develop their physical and intellectual development.
Example mode of a child's day in 6 months
|6:00||feeding, washing, diaper change|
|8:30 – 10:00||rest|
|10:00 – 10:30||Feeding|
|10:30 – 13:00||Active Wake Up|
|13:00 – 13:30||feeding|
|13:30 – 15:00||son|
|15:00 – 17:30||active awake, feeding|
|17:30 – 19:00||son|
|19:00 – 21:30||active wakefulness, bathing, feeding|
|21:30 – 6:00||son with breaks in feeding|
The baby doesn't need so much time to sleep as before, so each episode of the day's rest is reduced by about half an hour.
Osobo active children can already switch to a double daytime sleep mode; you'll find that it's time to change when the baby starts to sleep for a long time.
In this approximate recommended mode of a child's day at 6 months it's desirable to include two walks outside. The child must breathe fresh air, it is important for its development, activity and healthy sleep. Even if it's a cold, but it doesn't have a fever anymore, don't be afraid to go outside with it.
The amount of feeding during the sixth month remains the same as in the previous period, the baby should eat 5 times a day, sucking it out of the breast or eating 200 ml/g of milk and complementary food.
- After the first meal is introduced, you need to get to know the crumbs with the new products in the sixth month, and your pediatrician will decide which ones. Kashi and mashed potatoes should initially be strictly single-component, so it will be easier for the baby's intestines to cope with the decomposition of fiber, and you will have to control what the allergies are caused.
- The new food should be introduced gradually, at the beginning of the day, but not immediately after sleep. It is important to monitor the infant's body response for three days. If a rash or diarrhea appears, stop giving the child the product and wait a few days before introducing other single-component mashed potatoes or porridge.
- If the baby falls ill, postpone the introduction of a new food supplement, because the child's body is already experiencing stress.
- The pediatrician may also recommend that you mix a few cooked yolks into the vegetable puree.
The baby on the GP begins to suck out less milk when you feed the food, which also reduces the lactation volume of the breastfeeding mother. Therefore, the paediatrician may recommend you to feed your baby with kefir after bathing, and then offer a little breast-feeding. The dream of a well-fed baby will be long and strong.
Ideally, the approximate order of feeding your baby at the end of the sixth month is as follows:
- Casha or mashed vegetables (depending on the order of addition of these products).
- Fruit puree.
- Cache or vegetable puree.
- Kefir and breast milk.