Sample Schedules by Age


Sample schedule for a two to four month-old

 

Sample Schedule for a Two to Four Month-Old Beginning to Drop Night Feedings

(Adjust earlier if your child wakes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.)

 

Time     Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
8:00 a.m. Nap #1
9:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
11:00 a.m. Nap #2
NOON Wake and nurse/bottle feed
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
2:00 p.m. Nap #3
3:00 p.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
4:30 p.m. Optional nap (stroller or car seat is fine)
5:00 p.m. Wake
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Playtime
5:30 p.m. Nurse/bottle feed (not in nursery)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Top-off feeding in nursery and bedtime
Nighttime Depending on child, 1-3 nighttime feedings

*Daytime feedings may increase in frequency slightly (every 2 ½ hours) to compensate for a decrease in nighttime feedings

Sample schedule for a four to six month-old

 

Sample Schedule for a Four to Six Month-Old

(Adjust earlier if your child wakes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.)

Time    Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
9:00 a.m. Nap #1
10:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
10:30 a.m. – NOON Playtime (watch for tired signs)
NOON Nap #2
1:00 p.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Playtime (watch for tired signs)
3:00 p.m. Nap #3
4:00 p.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Playtime
6:00 p.m. Bath, diaper and pajamas
6:30 p.m. Nurse/bottle feed
6:45 p.m. Quiet book and snuggles
7:00 p.m. Bedtime

Sample schedule for a six to twelve month-old

Sample Schedule for a Six to Twelve Month-Old

(Adjust earlier if your child wakes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.)

Time    Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (solids)
9:00 a.m. Nap #1
10:00 a.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Playtime
12:00 p.m. Lunch (solids)
1:00 p.m. Nap #2
3:00 p.m. Wake and nurse/bottle feed
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Playtime
5:30 p.m. Dinner (solids)
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bath, diaper and pajamas
6:30 p.m. Nurse/bottle feed
6:45 p.m. Quiet book and snuggles
7:00 p.m. Bedtime

 

Sample schedule for a twelve to eighteen month-old

Sample Schedule for a Twelve to Eighteen Month-Old

(Adjust earlier if your child wakes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.)

 

Time    Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake and milk feeding
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Nap #1
10:00 a.m. Wake and snack
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Playtime
12:00 p.m. Lunch and milk feeding
1:00 p.m. Nap #2
3:00 p.m. Wake and snack
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Playtime
5:30 p.m. Dinner and milk feeding
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bath, diaper and pajamas
7:00 p.m. Bedtime

Sample schedule for eighteen months to Pre-K

Sample Schedule for Eighteen Months to Pre-K

(Adjust earlier if your child wakes between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.)

Time Activity
7:00 a.m. Wake and milk feeding
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Playtime
10:30 a.m. Snack
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Playtime
12:00 p.m. Lunch and milk feeding
12:30 p.m.  Calm play
1:00 p.m. Nap
3:30 p.m. Wake and snack
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Playtime
5:30 p.m. Dinner and milk feeding
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bath, diaper and pajamas
6:30 p.m. Quiet books and snuggles
7:00 p.m. Bedtime