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Sample Baby Schedules: 10-Month-Olds

Moms' real everyday routines -- how does yours compare?

Daily schedule for a 10-month-old, breastfed baby girl (submitted by Tina)

7 a.m. Wake up and nurse her.

8 a.m. Breakfast and play time.

9 – 10 a.m. Go upstairs to get ready for her morning nap. Nurse her to sleep.

11 a.m. Wakes up and is nursed again. Gets dressed for the day.

Noon Lunch and play time

1:40 p.m. Go upstairs for afternoon nap. Nurse her to sleep.

3:30 p.m. Nurse her, play, maybe go for a walk or shop.

5:40 p.m. Dinner time! Afterwards, we play and on some nights take a bath.

7 p.m. Go upstairs for bedtime routine with dad (change into pajamas and read a book).

7:20 p.m. Nurse her to sleep. Typically, nighttime nursing sessions occur at 10 p.m., midnight and 4 a.m.

Daily schedule for a 10-month-old, formula- (and solids!) fed baby boy (submitted by Amanda)

6:30 - 7 a.m. Wake, eats 7 oz. formula

7:30 - 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. Play

9 - 11 a.m. Nap

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Play

12 p.m. Eats 1/2 Gerber 2nd foods fruit and some Gerber oatmeal, 5 oz. formula

12:30 - 1 p.m. Play

1 – 3 p.m. Nap

3 - 4 p.m. Play

4 - 4:30 p.m. 7 oz. formula

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Play (We’re transitioning away from an evening nap depending on baby's mood. Some days he naps at this time, and some days he doesn't.

6:30 p.m. Dinner (Depending on what the family is eating, he the meal we’re having, or he gets rice cereal and 1/2 Gerber 2nd foods veggie.)

7 p.m. Bath

7:30 - 8 p.m. Bed time

Baby typically sleeps through the night. If he wakes, it's only once. We reinsert his pacifier and he's back to sleep in seconds.


Daily schedule for a 10-month-old, breastfed (and supplemented with formula) baby boy (submitted by Jen E.)

6 a.m. Wake up

Talk about mobile animals and stretch in crib

Change diaper

He begs to be fed (breastfeeding).

We calmly play together for 20 minutes.

He rolls around on the floor for 20 minutes.

Breakfast. He has some Gerber fruit and puffs, Cheerios or other cereal.

He watches momma eat.

We play together until he looks sleepy.

Change diaper

He breastfeeds until he falls asleep.

8:30 a.m. Nap

10 a.m. Wakes up

He plays for 15-20 minutes in his room

Change diaper

Breastfeed

Exersaucer while I do dishes

We walk around for a little

12 p.m. Lunch. He has fruit and a veggie (sometimes meat and sometimes cereal).

He watches momma eat lunch.

We play for a little until he’s tired. (He rolls around on the floor.)

Change diaper

Breastfeed until he falls asleep

1 or 1:30 p.m. Nap

3 p.m. Wakes up

We play in his room for 20 minutes (Sometimes I nap on the floor!)

Change diaper

Breastfeed

Play

4 p.m. Snack. Usually a banana or an orange

Play and wait for daddy to get home

Diaper change

Last breastfeeding "snack"

5:30 p.m. Daddy gets home and we figure out dinner for everyone

5:30 - 6 p.m. Dinner. Fruit and veggie (sometimes meat and sometimes cereal)

He watches momma and daddy eat dinner. Usually, he has something off our plates, too.

Diaper change

7 p.m. Daddy/baby time

If it’s bath night (every 3 nights):

7:15 p.m. 2-ounce formula bottle

7:30 p.m. Bath, lotion with songs, put things away

8:00 p.m. 4 oz Formula bottle, prayers, mobile song, put baby in crib awake. He sucks his thumb to fall asleep.

If it’s not bath night:

7:15 p.m. 2-ounce formula bottle

7:45 p.m. Lotion with songs, put things away

8:00 p.m. 4-ounce formula bottle, prayers, mobile song, put baby in crib awake. He sucks his thumb to fall asleep.

He’s asleep by 8:30 p.m. and sleeps sound most nights until 6 a.m.

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