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Sample Schedules






See below for all of our schedules from newborn to the present.

Baby's LOVE routine. And quite frankly...I LOVE routine! I know when I can get out of the house, and for how long. I know when our daughter will be hungry and when she will be tired. It's hardly ever a guessing game.

These schedules have worked so well for us, that if she is crying...I know it's due to something other than hunger or tiredness... and Caroline builds her own schedules. I provide the basic starting point, and she always gives me cues as to how and when I needed to adjust it. So she tweaked and made them perfect!

The schedules that we used with Caroline worked so well, that I want to remember them when it comes time for baby number two, and I want to share our success with other mamas!




I read many blogs and books and general concepts before Caroline arrived. Everything from Babywise to the baby whisperer, etc. My general rule of thumb is that you need schedules and organization, but you also have to be flexible and learn from your baby.

A baby is human...not a robot! So all of the schedules I built were flexible....I allowed for 30 minutes of flex time either direction and adjusted the schedule as need be throughout the day. If a baby is sick or teething or whatever else might be going on...the schedule is NO longer priority.

The basis of each schedule (or 1 cycle) is for the baby to eat, then have some play time or wake time, then sleep and repeat. Babies do very well on consistent schedules. It also allows you to plan your day and anticipate what a specific cry might be. I always follow a basic pattern throughout the day:  Eat, Wake/Play, Sleep


This pattern will help your baby to learn to fall asleep without being nursed or bottle fed to sleep. They will start to learn the pattern of events and will expect them! This will help tremendously when you are trying to get your baby to learn to fall asleep on his/her own.


If you are interested in specific ways to help your baby nap and how to do sleep training, check out these pages as well:


Important terms

Wake time: This includes feeding time, and all awake time and playtime up until the nap.

Cycle length: From the start of feeding time, including wake time and the nap. Example: If it takes baby 20 min to nurse, and then she is up for another 1 hr and 10 min, and then sleeps for 1.5 hours. The total time of 3 hours is the cycle time.


MOTN: Middle of the night






Sample Schedules

Below you will find a detailed breakdown of each age and what to expect. Sample schedules are included along with information about wake time, naps, and nighttime sleeping. I have also included personal experiences and special tips for each age!

NEWBORN SCHEDULE (1-2weeks)


NEWBORN SCHEDULE (3-4weeks)


MONTH 2 SCHEDULE


MONTH 3 SCHEDULE


MONTH 4 SCHEDULE




Printable schedules for months 1-6
can be downloaded here

MONTH 5 SCHEDULE


MONTH 6 SCHEDULE


MONTH 7 SCHEDULE


MONTH 8 SCHEDULE


MONTH 9 SCHEDULE


MONTH 10 SCHEDULE


MONTH 11 SCHEDULE


MONTH 12 SCHEDULE


MONTH 15 INFO


MONTH 18 INFO


MONTH 20 INFO


MONTH 21 INFO


2 Year Old Schedule and Update


A Day in our House (26 months old)


MONTH 26 Schedule and Milestones


2.5 Years Old (30 Months) Schedule and Update


Almost 3 (34 Months) Update


See the scheduling resources page for helpful posts on making adjustments to your schedule.