On this page you can find
- Important Terms
- Additional Scheduling Resources
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!
In my next few posts I am going to outline the schedules that we set up for Caroline. The schedules 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!
The basis of each schedule (or 1 cycle) is for the baby to eat, then have some play time or awake time, then nap 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:
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
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
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
Handling the 3-6-9 Growth Spurts (When they happen and what to expect)
8 Benefits of Keeping Baby on a Schedule
Time to Adjust Baby's Wake Time?
How to Handle Middle of the Night Wakings
Correcting Night Wakings Using the Wake to Sleep Method
The Difference Between Schedules and Routines
6 Reasons Why I Wake My Sleeping Baby
Knowing When to Drop a Bottle/Nursing Session
When to Make a Change to Your Baby's Schedule
How to Make a Change To Your Baby's Schedule
Frequently Asked Babywise Q&A
Babywise Isn't Imposing a Schedule, It's Learning the Ideal Schedule for YOUR Child
HolidaysChristmas Strategies with a Toddler
Please Deviate From the Schedule and Enjoy The Moments
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