I feel like someone always has a comment to say about my LO and if he is on a schedule yet, or sleeping through the night, etc. And, when I reply no, then I get "oh that's not good" "have you started food yet" "do you ever let him cry"
SO, am I doing something wrong?? He still eats about every 3 hours during the day. Some days longer, some days shorter. Is that not normal? I had someone in my family tell me this weekend they couldn't believe he was still eating every 3 hours. Like it was too often. Then I always get "is he sleeping through the night"? And, I stated no, he is usually up for at least one feeding, some times two, and will fuss at times in between. I got the weird look and stare that it was not good he was still doing this, and that I must be doing something wrong. I am sorry but I was under the impression that if he is literally draining a bottle in the middle of the night then he still needs that feed. I also think it's normal for a 4 month/almost 5 month old to still wake up sometimes right? (I mean I know there are those of you on here that were blessed with a STTN baby, but I do think there are others in the same boat).
Back to the "is he on a schedule" comment. He sort of is, but not a rigid one.. he wakes up about the same time everyday. We play a little, change, eat, he then will eat about every 3 ish hours and nap approx. every 2-3 ish hours (very short naps usually though), and then he knows when bed time is and will wake up at least once to feed, again sometimes fussing throughout the night. I think that's a good enough schedule for his age.
Anyway, I am curious to know what some of your "schedules" are like, and if I am totally screwing up my child :) Of course in a perfect world he would sleep through the night, eat on a rigid schedule, nap wonderfully, and never fuss, but that's not reality in my opinion!