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9 Month Old Baby Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule for 9 Month Old Baby

In this article, I talk about 9 month old baby sleep routine and also provided the sample schedule. At the end of this article, you will better understand your baby sleep and how to set & manage sleep schedule.

By 9 months of age, your baby’s schedule is becoming more consistent with 2 naps per day.  At this age, your baby needs 1.5 -3 hours of daytime nap hours total and 11-12 hours of overnight sleep.

I don’t love sharing “sample schedules” because I feel they can set a gal up to fail when things don’t follow the schedule exactly.  In my private consultations and online classes, I teach a “flexible schedule” using awake times to guide you through the day.

Fixed schedules where 9 am means nap time everyday can set you up to fail because they make the assumption that you can control how long your baby naps for.  In many cases you cannot.

What do you do when your baby wakes up mid nap because she pooped herself awake?  Do you keep your tired baby up until the next set nap time or do you put her down early?

When you learn to implement a flexible schedule, you learn parenting skills that help you manage when things don’t go smoothly.  However, fixed schedules can start to come into play now if your baby is consistently taking 2 naps and more comfortable staying awake a little longer.

9 Month Old Sample Schedule

Here is the Sample Schedule for 9 Month Old Baby On 2 Naps

6:30 am – Wake up and feed

7:30 am – Breakfast – Solid 1

9:30 am – Nap 1 – 1 hour to 1.5 hours

10:30 am –  Wake up

10:30 am – Feed and snack

11:45 am – Lunch – Solid 2

1:30 pm – Nap 2 – 1 to 2 hours

3:30 pm – Wake up – 2 hour nap

3:30 pm – Feed and snack

4:45 pm – Optional Dinner – Solid #3

5:50 pm – Last feed

6:20 pm – Put down in crib

6:30 pm – Asleep

Many formula fed babies drinking 25 to 30 oz during the day are sleeping through the night without feeding.  Some EBF are sleeping 11 hours without eating, many still take 1 night feed.

What are your thoughts on the sample schedule for a 9 month old bay. Share below and I would love to hear from you.

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