I will be starting BLW in the next few weeks. Piran has just turned 5 months and I have read the book and although I am quite nervous I am looking forward to it.
However, I have just persevered over two months and managed to get Piran into a good nap and sleep schedule. I have read that it is good to give a meal 45 minutes to 1 hour after his milk feed (he is bottle fed) and that is the time that he naps!
I was wondering how others schedule the naps around the meal times. At the moment this is our rough schedule.
7am – wakes & has bottle
8.15am – 9am nap
10am – bottle
11am – 11.30am nap
1pm – bottle
2pm – 3.30pm nap
4pm – bottle
6pm – bath, bottle & bed
11pm – dream feed
He is flexible about the length of the naps but if he doesn’t get one big one he is falling asleep by 5pm. Do you need to leave time between eating & sleeping or could he eat and then go straight for a nap?
Any advice or experience shared would be wonderful. I don’t suppose it matters if you weaned the puree way or the BLW way how did you structure meal times? I have posted this question on the BLW forum too.