By the time your baby reaches 12 months to 18 months of age, you hopefully will find that he or she has fallen into a more consistent schedule. Hopefully he or she is sleeping throughout the night and eating solids on a regular basis. Very often this is NOT the case, so don’t worry if your daily life doesn’t look like this. The idea behind this schedule or guideline is to develop a routine so that you ensure your baby is eating and sleeping enough.
- 7 a.m. – milk feeding after baby wakes up
- 7:30 a.m. – solids breakfast after milk feeding – wait 20 minutes if your baby isn’t hungry for solids after the milk feeding
- 9:30-11 a.m. – morning nap
- 11 a.m. – milk feeding after baby wakes up
- 11:30 a.m. – solids lunch
- 2 p.m. – afternoon nap
- 3:30 p.m. – milk feeding
- 5 p.m. – solids dinner — try not to give them milk first and save that for last so that your baby has this nice “night time milk” from breast or bottle
- 6:30 p.m. – final milk feeding
- 7 p.m. – bedtime
So there you have it! Hope this schedule is helpful to you!