Babies: 6 - 9 Months

last solid meal of the day?

I was just curious what others are doing as far as how much time between last meal (solid and liquid) of the day and bedtime.  I know my stomach doesn't feel good if I eat a big meal right before going to sleep and I'm sure its the same for LO. After our commute and picking LO up from MIL we get home about 7pm, I feed him dinner as soon as we walk in the door and then give him a 4 oz bottle before 8pm bedtime. Sometimes he's not hungry for the last bottle though since his cereal is so close to bedtime. I'm wondering if I should have MIL feed him his dinner before we pick him up and then give him a bottle when he gets home.  Would love for others to share their feeding schedule (solid and liquid) in relation to bedtime so I can get some ideas to try. TIA! 
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Re: last solid meal of the day?

  • For us, I usually give solids at about 5:30pm, and then she nurses before she goes to bed at about 7pm. It might be easier for y'all to have your MIL to give him dinner. It seems like a bit of a tight timeline. If your LO gets a bath, when do you give a bath?
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  • I only work 3-4 days a week so I usually give him a bath about 3 days a week on the days i'm off and just start a little earlier. I would like for his feedings to be fairly consistent from day to day especially the last feed of the day. We are still not on a consistent schedule. Sometimes he sleeps through the night and sometimes he doesn't. He doesn't always wake at the same time every morning so the first feed is always at different times. He is always in bed by 8 so would like to start building a loose schedule around that if i can. thanks for your input!

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    For us, I usually give solids at about 5:30pm, and then she nurses before she goes to bed at about 7pm. It might be easier for y'all to have your MIL to give him dinner. It seems like a bit of a tight timeline. If your LO gets a bath, when do you give a bath?
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    For us, I usually give solids at about 5:30pm, and then she nurses before she goes to bed at about 7pm.

     

    This is us exactly too.

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  • We get home from work/daycare at 4:15.  Have a bottle around 4:30-5:00, solids at 6:15, bottle at 7:45 and in bed by 8:15.
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  • For us, DS gets a bottle around 4, eats his dinner at 5:30 and then gets his last bottle for the night at 7 or 7:30 right before bedtime. This has worked out perfectly for us with spacing things apart.
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  • I BF right when I get home from work, between 5-5:30. Then solids sometime around 6:30-7:00. Then he nurses to sleep at about 8:00. I honestly don't think he eats all that much when he eats at 8:00, but it is how he soothes himself to sleep. I know he takes in something, but I think it is like you mention, he doesn't want to stuff himself full at that time. FWIW, he sleeps through the night every night on this schedule, but if that last feeding was a bootle, I would have no idea how much to put in it.

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  • Thanks everyone, I'm going to try moving his solid feeding earlier!
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  • I nurse DS around 6p, dinner (solids) at 6:30p, nurse again around 7:15-7:30p, off to bed 7:45-8p
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