We all know that new moms are exhausted and tired. There’s so much to keep track of when they’re born and (if you’re like me) it can be overwhelming when it’s time to answer the pediatrician’s questions about feedings. The easiest way to keep track of it is to use this FREE Printable Baby Feeding Tracker that you can download. Keep it in the nursery and it only takes seconds to take a quick note about the time, diapers changed, which breast was used or how much was pumped.
I remember almost breaking down, into tears, with my firstborn at the pediatrician office. All because I couldn’t answer how many wet diapers my newborn was having or how often they were eating. I never want to use an app because I try to keep a calming nursery without the use of blue light. So apps don’t bode well with me. Using this Printable Baby Feeding Tracker has been such a game changer.
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Free Printable Baby Feeding Tracker Download
My advice is to print out several copies at once or save this URL by bookmarking it. That way you can easily come back and find it again. Print it out in full color and keep it in the nursery with a pen. I like the idea of using a clipboard near the rocking chair or having it nearby your own bed for afterwards.
If you want to go green, just print out one copy and frame it with a glass frame. Use a dry erase marker to keep track, writing over the glass, and then just snap a photo with your phone.
Show the Pediatrician the photos or bring in the copies that you’ve written on. If your baby struggles with weight gain, and you’re breastfeeding, you’ll find this information to be so helpful and you’ll gain some insight on areas for improvement.
How To Use A Baby Feeding Tracker
This tracker is designed to help you keep track of what’s most important at feedings. I like to mark if the baby had a dry diaper, wet or bowel movement. Circle which breast you used during the feeding if you breastfeed. Note the time of the feeding, too. If you are an exclusive pumper, you want to keep track of how many ounces they were fed AND how many ounces you pumped.
I am an exclusive pumper and used this baby feeding tracker – I just didn’t circle a breast! You’ll find over time that you can keep track of what’s most important to you and your feedings.
How To Print The Download
To download the PDF file, click on the link below. Save it to your desktop for future use or print out multiple copies. Print in color and I prefer to use recyclable copy paper. Frame it to use with a dry erase marker or just keep it in the nursery with a pen.