A question about timings

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A question about timings

Postby AB&M » 31 Aug 2007, 14:06

Hi

I'm struggling to fit much eating time into what could be loosely termed as Bruno's routine. We currently do milk at 7am, 11am, 3pn amd then twice between then & bedtime at 7pm. I'm trying to introduce food in the middle of these slots but naps often get in the way.

How do you do yours?
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Postby Eleanor » 31 Aug 2007, 15:06

Probably easiest just to give him some of whatever you eat at your mealtimes... unless you generally grab a moment to eat during his naps?
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Postby AB&M » 31 Aug 2007, 15:48

Thanks, that's what I've been aiming for although we normally have dinner after he's gone to bed!
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Postby TinkerbellesMum » 31 Aug 2007, 16:57

Well pretty soon he will be eating full time, so maybe this is the chance to start bringing your meal times forward so he can eat with you?
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Postby AB&M » 31 Aug 2007, 18:33

I think it will be easier once we can have pasta as that's so much quicker to cook! I'll probably end up having 2 dinners - one with Bruno & one with the husband. Oh dear, I can see the pounds piling on already!!

Whilst I am still at home, I think I'm going to experiment with having dinner at lunchtime.
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Postby Loubylou » 03 Sep 2007, 19:38

How early do you established blwers give the final solid fed before bedtime? Can it ruin their appetite for their milk or doesn't that matter? Button's bedtime routine starts at about 5.45 and she is asleep by 6.45ish. How late would be sensible for her meal?
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Postby VanillaPickle » 03 Sep 2007, 20:15

The Pickle is 16 months old and I give her evening meal to her between 5-5.30pm, she takes about 30 mins to eat. She then gets a bath about 15-20 mins later, last milk bottle at around 6.45pm then bed between 7-7.15pm.

These timings/routine have taken quite a bit of tweaking and to be honest have changed fairly regularly with developmental milestones. When she wasn't walking the dinner/bath/bed routine started later, but now she is walking/climbing etc she's exhausted much earlier.
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Postby AB&M » 03 Sep 2007, 21:14

The thing is, because I'm not hungry I don't even think about starting dinner at 4pm so Bruno could eat. I really need a timer go ping in the kitchen for me!
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in similiar boat

Postby Spartacus#1 » 04 Sep 2007, 21:55

hey Brunoandmum, we are in very similar situation re; timings etc. she wakes between 6 and 6.30 never looking for bottle. today offered her food first at 7 ish, she'd been up at 6 she'd some rice cracker with philly and half a fresh apricot. bottle at 7.45, nap supposedly (normally) around 8.30. only napped for 40 mins instead of normal 2hrs, food at 10.00 bottle at 12.15 then we were out until 5.30 had pitta with curry sauce and sweet potato, 6.15 bottle then bath and bed. to be honest we don't do very well on routines, only cos i'm dashing about sorting out wedding plans for 14th of this month. but there's definetly a thing about catching her when she's not tired otherwise it just gets waved about and flung.
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Postby AB&M » 05 Sep 2007, 10:10

It is so rare for Bruno to sleep more than 40 minutes. Apparently its something to do with sleep cycles & self soothing but he's great at night so I really don't want to change it!!

And speaking of which... monster has arisen!
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Postby cmotdibbler » 06 Sep 2007, 13:33

I had a bit of a Doh! moment when it was suggested that I keep a portion over from the night befores dinner for Callis' tea the next day. Works really well, and much easier than cooking at that sort of time.
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Postby AB&M » 06 Sep 2007, 13:46

I've got a stash of cooked veg in the fridge so boiling kettle over it will warm it up enough to eat. I'm hoping this is hygienic enough, our fridge is brand new and a bit too efficient for my liking but DH insists on having it on that temperature!

Getting a steamer is good too - just put the veg in, set the timer and a few hours later think about feeding your bubba with what's resulted by which time its cool enough to eat. No hassle :D
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