I have a DS of nearly 5 months and am looking to commence weaning at 6 months. At the moment, I have been wracking my brains to try and come up with a routine which will work for us. My DS is very alert for the few hours he is awake but it is extremely hard to try and keep him awake for more than an hour after waking him up. I have been struggling to keep him awake for at least 2 hours and he does start to get upset that I am trying to keep him up for longer (is this normal?) The routine at the moment is: 06.30am 7oz milk and then will go back to sleep 10.00am I wake DS up 10.30am 7oz milk 12.00 Back to sleep 14.30 Wake DS up and 7oz milk 16.30 Back to sleep 18.00 Wake up and give bath 18.30 7oz milk 20.00 Back to sleep 21.00 DS wakes up himself (have tried to cut out the 16.30 sleep but then @ 18.30 DS is falling asleep whilst I am trying to feed and still wakes up 1- 2 hours later!!! 22.00 7oz milk and will then sleep through until 06.30 when I wake him up Any suggestions on altering my routine to incorporate weaning would be highly appreciated. Also, do you think that DS will start to want to be more awake during the day. I have a DD who is 2 and she was so alert and only had a lunch time nap which made weaning a lot easier. If I alter timings so last bottle is at say 20.30, I am worried that he will wake up during the night.