Schedule: Eating and Sleeping for Babies at 6 Months to 9 Months Old
Babies aged 6 to 9 months old should be getting a little bit better with sleeping longer during the night, and they should be eating solids regularly in addition to their milk feedings.
Between all of their naps, milk feedings and solids meals, it can seem impossible to come up with a daily schedule for your babies. I just ran through all of the schedules individually, but I’ll go ahead and put it all together for you so that you can see the day as a whole!
What does my baby’s day look like altogether?
- 7 a.m. – milk feeding
- 7:30 a.m.- solids—YUM!
- 9:30 a.m. – morning nap
- 11:30 a.m. – milk feeding after awakening from morning nap
- 12 p.m. – solids, but this is optional. Some doctors say that it isn’t necessary, so check with yours!
- 1:30 p.m. – afternoon nap
- 3:30 p.m. – milk feeding after afternoon nap
- 6-7 p.m. – “Cat Nap”
- 7 p.m. – solids dinner
- 7:30 p.m. – milk feeding
- 8 p.m. – Nighty night!
- 11 p.m. – “Top Off Feed” or 2 a.m./3 a.m. feed.
I’ve found that babies traditionally do like having one last nighttime bottle, so it might be worth trying that out to see how your baby likes it. Also, I would try not to let your baby sleep too late in the afternoon, otherwise you might have some trouble getting them down at night. Again, this is all personal preference, but talk to your doctor and see what would be best for you!