Let’s Chat Schedules

Today I want to chat schedules. SO many moms ask me what a good schedule would look like. Today, I share a sample schedule for a 4 month old and 7 month old.

What does a 4 month old sleep/feed schedule look like? 

Here is a sample:
Morning 7:00am, feed
Nap 1, 8:30am, feed after nap
Nap 2, 12:30pm feed after nap
Nap 3, 4:30pm, feed after nap
Bedtime 7:00pm, feed at the beginning of bedtime routine
1 night feed may still be in the schedule

✅Wake time for a 4 month old is approx 1.5-2 hours
✅Naps should last 1-2 hours
✅ Breastfeeding and bottles should happen after nap time 

What does a 7 month old sleep/feed schedule look like? 

Here is a sample:
Morning 6:30am, feed
Nap 1- 9:30am, feed after nap
Nap 2-2:30pm feed after nap
Bedtime 7:00pm, feed at the beginning of bedtime routine 

Feed means bottle or nursing, many parents feed solids leading up to sleep time 

✅Wake time for a 7 month old is approx 3-3.5 hours
✅Naps should last 1-2 hours
✅Breastfeeding and bottles should happen after nap time 

Everything you wanted to know about number of naps for your baby.

How much sleep should your child be getting in a day?

  0-3 months 

18-20 hours per 24 hour period

4-6 naps a day

45 min of awake time between naps

 

3-4 months

17-18 hours

3-5 naps a day

1 hour – 1.5 hours of awake time
5-6 months

15-16 hours

3-4 naps

2-3 hours of awake time
7-13 months

14-15 hours

2 naps a day

3-4 hours of awake time

 

14 months-3 years

 12-14 hours

 1 nap a day

 

The average age to drop nap is 2.5 years old.