6 Week Old Routine / Schedule

These are samples only of a 6 week old’s daily routine / schedule. See also baby awake times for this age which will help you if you are wanting to form or tweek a routine.

At this age every day will still be different, you may start to see a pattern emerge, but lots of babies still have very unorganized days. One of the most important points at this age, if you are wanting to create a routine eventually, is to focus on creating a bed time that is reasonably consistent. Come up with a bedtime routine (bath, story, feed, music, cuddles etc), choose a bedtime (most experts will agree that between 6:30 and 7:30 is perfect) and try to keep the actual bedtime within half an hour of your chosen time, every night. Of course this won’t always happen, and don’t worry if it doesn’t, but having a goal and aiming for it is a start!

The other important point is having consistent awake times. Inconsistent or long awake times is the number one reason for over-tired and cranky babies!

Sample schedule / routine for a 6 week old

7:00 Feed
8:00 Sleep
9:45 Awake
10:00 Feed
11:00 Sleep
12:45 Awake
1:00 Feed
2:00 Sleep
3:30 Awake
4:00 Feed
5:00 Sleep
5:45 Awake
6:00 Bath and bedtime ritual
6:30 Feed
7:00 Sleep
10:30 Dreamfeed

Another sample routine for a 6 week old

7:00 Feed
8:15 Nap
10:00 Awake and feed
11:15 Nap
1:00 Awake and feed
2:15 Nap
4:00 Awake and feed
5:15 Nap
6:00 Awake and feed
7:00 Bath and bedtime routine
7:30 Bed
8:00 Cluster feed and straight back to bed
11:00 Dreamfeed


I highly recommend taking a look at the book  The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg, it will help you with your routine / schedule and give you so much peace of mind!

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Moms and Dads who visit this site are looking for help with their infant's sleeping routines and eating schedules. They may have read or been interested in The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg, The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley, Save Our Sleep by Tizzie Hall, The Contented Baby by Gina Ford, Babywise, or perhaps are struggling practically or emotionally with implementing a routine. On this site we respect that everyone has different beliefs about child rearing and every family needs a different approach that suits them. Overall, we promote gentle methods that lead to a more contented household.

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