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

 

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Free Baby Schedule Chart

 

A chart can be a great way of tracking your baby’s day and night.  The benefits of charting:

  • You can learn when your baby has preferences for feeding or sleeping
  • You can see when patterns start to emerge
  • You can track bed times and morning wake times
  • You can track the number of feedings your baby has per day without having to guess
  • You will be encouraged when when see those night time sleeps start to extend! Continue reading