time flies when you're being a mum

Time to Learn tagged with 'sleep'

This category is all about learning and development and things to trying with your baby or toddler. I’m learning too so if you have any suggestions, send them my way.


12 Feb, 2013

They say that a newborn baby becomes a baby around 3 months old so following on from the Newborn Months, here’s what we got up to once Reuben turned that happy 3 month corner!

Baby Reuben – 3 to 6 months old

Baby

  1. With the new freedom Reuben has given me I have done a lot of thinking about exercise after pregnancy and losing weight after pregnancy – I haven’t however been doing much talking about it, there is more to come starting tomorrow!
  2. Reuben went from accepting a bottle to refusing it, which made me panic. So we started to combination feed as I needed to know that when I needed a rest he would be happy without me and able to feed from a bottle (image courtesy of Nuby UK.
  3. I then did A LOT of talking about when do babies sleep through the night…?! I looked at the tips and then went with acceptance and then discussed self-settling…in the end it seems a combination of his own room, combination feeding, weaning and generally being a bit bigger has resulted in sleeping through!
  4. With the anniversary of finding out I was pregnant, I was feeling a bit lost and went quiet for a few weeks – I ended the silence on New Years Eve as I contemplated my new identity as a mum. Mum’s Days turned 1, which made me finally come up with some New Year’s Resolutions…one of which was to READ which resulted in one of my favourite posts thus far!…Free Games for kids
  5. Reuben tried lots of new things in this day of firsts
  6. We fell out of love with tummy time (I got loads of good advice about this that I still need to write into a post)
  7. We fell in love with Nuby teething toys
  8. And I am back to how I was feeling 6 months ago – Neurotic. This time about cot death. Thankfully there is a lot of advice about how to prevent it and it is rare. The fact I am neurotic again suggests that I might be back to my old self too. (This image is from the FSID guide to preventing cot death)
  9. Finally, I’ve been thinking about breastfeeding in public – 6 months on, and a whole bunch of embarrassing moments later, I had forgotten how daunting it all was!

I’ll leave you with the papaya song – a song I made up for Reuben this morning when he tried papaya for the first time…