There is no standard schedule for feeding a 6-month-old baby. As long as the baby is meeting recommended nutritional requirements, the exact schedule should depend on what works for the baby and the caregiver.Continue Reading
Baby Sleep Site recommends four to six feedings of breast milk or formula totalling 28 to 32 ounces per day, 1 to 2 tablespoons of plain strained fruits and vegetables each once or twice per day and 3 to 5 tablespoons of iron-fortified infant cereal per day.
An appropriate feeding schedule can be rigid, flexible or on-demand and should include breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner and nighttime feedings. Six months is the earliest a parent can expect a baby to adhere to a rigid, clock-based feeding schedule.
Not all babies can adapt to a clock-based schedule. Some babies need to be fed more often at night, especially during a growth spurt. With a more flexible schedule, a caregiver can have blocks of time when the baby can expect to be fed, which the caregiver can adjust depending on the daily needs of the baby, including daily sleep habits. On-demand feeding means the baby is fed whenever he or she is hungry throughout the day and night.Learn more about Child Care
A 6-week-old should weigh between 8 pounds 4 ounces and 11 pounds 9 ounces, according to Parents magazine and KidsHealth. A 6-week-old baby gains about 1 ounce of weight per day for the first month, and then 5 to 7 ounces per week from one month to six months.Full Answer >
The most effective way to write a day care lesson plan depends on the age group, the class schedule and the learning objectives, but a typical plan consists of multiple learning activities in various developmental areas, such as art, fine motor skills and early literacy, scheduled throughout the day as small or large group activities. Many day care teachers develop lesson plans on a weekly basis, but some prefer daily, monthly or yearly planning.Full Answer >
Tips for applying for child care include observing potential facilities, investigating the facilities, reviewing information packets and interviewing the director to ensure that the facility is a good match for the child. Parents and guardians can also request copies of licenses and accreditation if they are not posted at the facility.Full Answer >
Some core child support laws in Virginia as of 2015 are that both parents are responsible for the child and income is not restricted to the parents' paychecks only. Child support is not a debt that can be discharged by bankruptcy, notes the Virginia Department of Social Services.Full Answer >