Set a Schedule for Eating and Sleeping for Your Little One Over 6 Months

Scheduling your baby to eat and sleep regularly has an important role in the development of your little one.

By arranging a proper eating and sleeping pattern according to his age development, it is hoped that your little one can obtain optimal health benefits to support his growth. Not only that, the implementation of the schedule will also help mothers to teach discipline to children from an early age.


Eating Schedule

Your little one's eating schedule must be arranged and applied regularly every day, starting from when he wakes up in the morning until at night before bed.  The food given of course must contain the various nutrients needed, namely carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals as well as water. In addition, the food served should also be varied to train your little one's sense of taste at the same time so that he doesn't feel bored, but still pay attention to the composition of the nutritional content.


The following is an appropriate baby feeding schedule according to the baby's age, based on the recommendations of the Indonesian Pediatric Association 2010:


• 0 - 6 months

Exclusive breastfeeding

• 6 months

06.00 (wake up): ASI

09.00 (breakfast): Porridge

11.00 (snack): breast milk

12.00 (lunch): Fruit

14.00 (before nap): ASI

16.00 (snack): Biscuits / fruit

18.00 (dinner): ASI

21.00 (before going to bed): breast milk


• 8 - 10 months

06.00 (wake up): ASI

08.00 (breakfast): Filter rice / milk porridge

10.00 (snack): Fresh fruit

12.00 (lunch): Filter team rice

14.00 (before nap): ASI

16.00 (snack): Fresh fruit

18.00 (dinner): Filter team rice

21.00 (before going to bed): breast milk


• 19 - 12 months

06.00 (wake up): ASI / PASI

08.00 (breakfast): Team milk / rice porridge

10.00 (snack): Fresh fruit or biscuits

12.00 (lunch): Team rice

14.00 (before nap time): ASI / PASI

16.00 (snack): Fresh fruit or biscuits

18.00 (dinner): Team rice

21.00 (before going to bed): ASI / PASI

After he turns 1 year old, you can try to provide family food. Family food is food that you make yourself according to the nutritional composition your little one needs. For snacks, you can provide fruit, biscuits or healthy food that you make yourself from fruit or milk.


Sleep Pattern

About 75% of growth hormone is released when your little one sleeps, especially when he sleeps at night. This hormone functions to stimulate bone and tissue growth, and regulate the body's metabolism, including the brain.

In addition, growth hormone also allows the body to repair and renew all cells, from skin cells, blood cells, to brain nerve cells. In other words, a good sleep pattern will support your little one's immune system.

Whereas babies who don't sleep well are more prone to illness, infection, irritation, and become less responsive when they wake up. The following is a general sleep pattern according to the child's age (up to the age of 1 year) which can be a guide, even though the sleep pattern of your little one may be different from the sleep patterns of their peers.


Newborn baby

Total sleep time is about 16 hours. However, this sleep pattern is divided into 7.5 hours of naps and 8.5 hours of sleep at night. In addition, your little one is also programmed to wake up when the diaper is wet, cold, hot and others.


1 month old

Total sleep time between 10.5 hours and 18 hours. Your little one begins to adapt, and differentiates between day and night. During the day, your little one will often sleep even though he has spent most of the night sleeping.


2 months old

Total sleep time between 10.5 hours and 18 hours. At this age, your little one is more alert and recognizes the people around him. Most babies still get between 2 and 4 hours (or more) of naps. In addition, it is possible that your little one will also start to leave the habit of breastfeeding at midnight.


3 months old

Total sleep time between 10.5 hours and 16.5 hours. Most babies take 2-3 hour naps. Some babies sleep 6 - 8 hours of rest at night.


6 months old

Total sleep time between 13 hours and 14 hours. In the morning and evening, babies usually sleep for a short duration. While at night, your little one usually sleeps around 9-11 hours.


9 months old

Total sleep time between 13 hours and 14 hours. At this age, your little one may like to sleep in the afternoon or evening. Most babies sleep 10-11 hours without waking up.


12 months old

Total sleep time between 12.5 hours and 13 hours. At this age, your little one sleeps soundly at night for 10-12 hours, plus short naps during the day and evening.


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