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6-9 Months Baby Schedule

6 – 9 Months Baby Schedule

Having a baby is hard work. Having a 6 – 9 months old baby, however, can be especially trying. Let’s face it. You are coming off the high of very little sleep the past six months and now, your baby may have between 2 to 4 pearly whites peeking through.

It feels like you breezed through the first pair of teeth when the second phase of teething hits at you. You are dealing with a more awake baby, a handful of his own personality and such clinginess and fussiness you start to wonder where your easygoing and understanding baby went (I can’t be the only one!). 

Forget the house chores. Your list isn’t going to be 100% done without some help. Don’t beat yourself over it. So your house looks lived in. Your laundry pile is a lot higher than you would like. 

6-9 Months Baby Schedule

Having your baby on a routine is important at this stage to instil good sleep habits, give them an idea of what to expect and this, in turn, leads to a happy baby during the day and a well-rested baby sleeping through the night.

You can be as strict or lax as you want with a schedule, but even a simple pattern can make a huge difference in your baby’s general mood and life. It will make a difference in yours too.

In this post, you will find a sample schedule for 6 – 9 months old babies and suggestions for meals. 

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6 – 7 MONTHS BABY SCHEDULE TIMELINE

6:00 AM – Nurses/Gets a bottle. Sleeps.

7:30 AM – Breakfast.

9:00 AM – Fruit snack. Morning Nap.

12:00 NOON – Lunch.

1:00 PM – Nurses/Bottle. Afternoon nap.

4:00 PM – Snack

6:00 PM – Dinner. 

7:30 – 8:00 PM – Nurses/Bottle. Bedtime Routine.

11:00 PM – Nurses/Bottle.


Routine Notes :

  • Total wake time between naps was 2.5 hours, on average.
  • We transitioned to solids at 6 months. This was an easy transition since he was eager to try out his new bottom teeth.
  • I found that he slept easier when he was in his pram and we went for a walk in the brisk weather.
  • By 7 months he was actively eating solids 5 times a day on average.
  • He was taking 2 – 3 naps on average at this stage of 2 – 3 hours.

8 – 9 MONTHS BABY SCHEDULE TIMELINE

7:30 AM – Breakfast.

9:00 AM – Snack. Morning Nap.

11:30 AM – Lunch.

1:30 PM – Nurses/Bottle. Afternoon Nap.

4:00 PM – Snack.

6:00 PM – Dinner.

8:00 PM – Nurses/Bottle. Bedtime Routine.

11:00 PM – Nurses/Bottle.


Routine Notes :

  • He officially transitioned to 2 naps of 2 – 3 hours each, on average.
  • His wake time was consistently 6.30 am by 8 months.
  • He nursed a lot more during this period because he was teething.
  • He was much more active at this age and so was relatively tired and ready for bed by bedtime.

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