Three Month Schedule: Bring on the Food

Three Month Schedule: Bring on the Food

Check out the first post in this series- the newborn schedule.

 

Every time I bring a new baby home, I think those first few weeks of training him to sleep through the night or implementing my newborn schedule will never end. It is exhausting and magical all at the same time.

 

Thankfully, at around twelve weeks things start to calm down and everyone adjusts to the new family member and his needs. Baby is happy with his schedule and mom has learned his crying patterns which makes her more confident in her role.

 

The newborn schedule will remain the same but now mom can start to add pureed foods to baby’s diet. This is an amazing time for the baby. New tastes and textures added to his daily intake make him even happier and he will get the calories that his body needs.

 

Three Month Schedule

6:00 AM

  • Change diaper
  • Nurse/Bottle-feed

9:30 AM

  • Bathe & dress baby in clean clothes

10:00 AM

  • Change diaper
  • Nurse (No Formula if Bottle Feeding Until After Food)
  • Offer food (as much as he wants)
  • Morning nap (dark & quiet room)

2:00 PM

  • Change diaper
  • Nurse (No Formula if Bottle Feeding Until After Food)
  • Offer food (as much as he wants)
  • Playtime (keep in the room with family)

6:00 PM

  • Change diaper
  • Nurse  (No Formula if Bottle Feeding Until After Food)
  • Offer food (as much as he wants)
  • Let baby stay with family (he will want to catnap probably which is fine- remember you are trying to keep him awake as much as possible)

10:00 PM

  • Change diaper
  • Nurse/Bottle-feed
  • Lay baby down for the night

 

 

At three months baby begins to produce an enzyme in their saliva called “ptyalin.” You will notice the baby is now producing enough drool to fill a small swimming pool.

 

This enzyme allows starches in foods to be converted to sugars which cells use for energy. Therefore, this is a great time to introduce foods into his diet.

 

In my next post, I will discuss what foods to offer and what to look for if he has a food allergy.

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!

 

 



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