Sample Baby Schedule: 11 Month Old
Daily schedule for a 11-month-old formula-fed baby (submitted by Kristin)
6:30 a.m. He wakes and messes around in crib for 20 minutes while we sleep a little more. Then, he screams for us to come get him. I feed him a 6 oz bottle in bed with us. Then we cuddle, play and tickle until he gets crabby and we go downstairs and get out his toys. He usually crawls around the kitchen while I'm making his breakfast.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast. I usually feed him oatmeal or Cream of Wheat mixed with fresh fruit, or cinnamon raisin toast and applesauce.
Then we play with more toys, read books or crawl up and down the stairs until he starts to show signs of being tired (fussy, rubbing eyes, laying head down on blanket).
10 a.m. Go upstairs to his room, rock him in the dark to relax him and have some cuddle time, then put him in the crib. He's usually out like a light and sleeps for 1-2 hours, depending on the day.
11:30 a.m. He wakes from his nap. He has another 6 oz bottle on the couch.
He plays with toys, we go on a walk, run errands or just hang out.
12:30 p.m. Lunch. Sometimes we go out to a restaurant where he’ll have mashed potatoes, veggies, French fries or fruit. It depends on what we are having.
After lunch, we play some more, read books (he eats them while I read) and try to wind down for an afternoon nap.
2 p.m. Afternoon nap. It’s the same routine as the morning nap with the rocking and relaxing. He naps for about an hour.
3 p.m. Wake up from nap, have a 6oz bottle then time to play and help mom with chores. I do dishes, laundry, etc.
5:30 p.m. Dinner. He has whatever mom and dad are having or: pasta, potatoes, veggies, chunky baby food, yogurt, etc. He sits in the high chair and has snacks (puffs, turkey, cheese, etc) while I'm making dinner.
We play more in the evening.
6:30 p.m. He starts looking tires, so we try to wind down from the day. We give him a bath every other night, so on bath nights, that usually around 6:45 p.m. He plays in the bath for about 15 minutes, then we do lotion, pajamas, brush teeth then have a 6 oz bottle in the rocking chair. He usually doesn't fall asleep after that so I rock him for a few minutes to get my cuddle time; then I put him to bed. He's usually asleep within 10 minutes and sleeps the rest of the night.