Example Routine for a 4 Month Old

Routine Example 4 Month Old Baby

What’s going on for a 4 month old and how will it effect their routine?

At 4 months of age your baby is making some huge changes in terms of development and routine. She will be more aware of her environment, will engage with you and her toys a lot more, and is developing a good memory.  And she has probably found her voice! Keep reading for examples of 4 month routines. Continue reading

Example Routine for a 10 Month Old

10monthold

Most 10 month olds:

  • Will be sleeping through the night
  • Will be sleeping for 11-12 hours at night
  • Will be taking 2 naps per day; a morning nap and an afternoon nap
  • Will have on average 2-4 hours of sleep during the day
  • Will be eating 3 solid meals per day
  • Will be having 3-4 milk feeds per day
  • Are more flexible and forgiving if their naps are a little late
  • Some babies start to want to drop their morning or afternoon sleep at this age (however this is not very common)

The examples below of eating and sleeping schedules for 10 month olds is just a guide. There are almost identical to the 9 month old routines.

You will notice as your baby grows older that their routine doesn’t change as regularly, they may stay with the same routine for a few months at a time now.

 

Awake Time
2 – 4 hours *
Solids?
3 meals per day, 1 hour after milk feed
Naps Per Day
2
  • 7:00 Awake & milk feed
  • 8:00 Solids – breakfast
  • 9:00 Nap
  • 10:30 Awake
  • 11:00 Milk feed
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Nap
  • 3:30 Awake
  • 4:00 Milk feed
  • 5:00 Dinner
  • 6:30 Bedtime routine & top up milk feed
  • 7:00 Bed

 

Awake Time
2 – 4 hours*
Solids?
3 meals per day, 1 hour after milk feed
Naps Per Day
2
  • 6:30 Awake & milk feed
  • 7:30 Solids – breakfast
  • 8:45 Nap
  • 9:45 Awake
  • 10:30 Milk feed
  • 11:30 Solids – lunch
  • 1:00 Nap
  • 3:30 Awake and milk feed
  • 4:30 Solids – dinner
  • 6:00 Bedtime routine
  • 6:30 Top up milk feed & bed

 

Awake Time
2 – 4 hours
Solids?
Started at 5 months
Naps
45 minute napper
  • 7:00 Awake & milk feed
  • 8:00 Solids – breakfast
  • 9:00 Nap
  • 9:45 Awake
  • 11:00 Milk feed (morning tea)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Nap
  • 1:45 Awake
  • 3:30 Milk feed
  • 4:30 Dinner
  • 5:00 Walk in stroller during fussy phase (tired, but too early to go to bed)
  • 6:00 Bedtime routine
  • 7:00 Milk top up & bed

* Awake time will vary depending upon the time of day. The morning wake time is still the shortest of the day, and may be as short as 1.5 to 2 hours. Awake times will extend as the day progresses, with the late afternoon (before bed time) awake period being the longest of the day.

 

Common Sleep Problem at 10 Months of Age

 

Coming soon…

Your Baby’s Sleep Month by Month

How much does a baby sleep?

 

How much and how long your baby sleeps is going to depend on your baby and your parenting style.  Some babies sleep lots, some not much. Some sleep in big bursts (long sleeps but not a lot of them) and others have short catnaps throughout the day. And some have high sleep needs while others have low sleep needs. The other factor is you. Are you happy to just take the day as it comes or have you layed down a schedule for your baby? Continue reading