Sample Baby Schedule: Four Month Old
Schedule for a four-month-old, breastfed baby girl (submitted by Cecily D.)
6 a.m. She wakes up every day at this time, regardless of whether it’s a weekday or a weekend. I generally already have her in bed with me from the previous night feeding, so I latch her on and she nurses for about half an hour. Then, she usually takes another nap. This lets me get up and get ready for the day.
While I’m at work, she eats every 2-3 hours. I pump at work each day and she gets the milk I pumped the previous day in bottles. I split them into four 3-4 ounce bottles. She naps at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
5:15 – 6 p.m. I get home and we get reacquainted by me getting down on the floor, putting my face in front of hers and her reaching out to touch my face. We have our own little conversation about the day.
8:30 – 10 p.m. Because evenings are the only time I get with her on weekdays, we do a late-ish bedtime based on her cues. I give her an oil massage, then we hop in the bathtub to get washed up. Then we dry off and snuggle for the last nursing session of the day, during which she usually falls asleep and I gently transition her to the bassinet.