What is a good schedule for 11 month old?
Madison - posted on 12/01/2012
Thank you both so much for your responses! I'm excited about starting his new schedule even though I know it will be difficult since he is so use to me laying with him to go to sleep (bad habit I know) lol. So any advice on that would be great also!
Elfrieda - posted on 12/01/2012
If he goes to bed at 8, don't let him sleep past 8 am the next morning. Then he can have a morning and afternoon nap. In a couple of months you might want to change it to one (3 or 4 hour, if he can) nap in the afternoon, starting at 12.
I think schedules are wonderful. They sometimes are incovenient (b/c of making sure you're home at nap and bedtime) but everybody is happier and knows what to expect. I didn't have my son on a schedule until he was 9 or 10 months old but our lives improved SO much that I'm already trying to see what my 4-week-old's routine might look like.
If you really have no daytime routine, it might be a good idea to track your activities for 3 days, then look at it and see what the pattern is, then tweak that into something you do the same every day.
Tammi J - posted on 12/01/2012
Hi there... I have 11 month old twins. I have found that a schedule is a MUST!! For example, the twins will usually get up around 7-8 am. I will feed them their bottle and a little dry cereal snack and let them play for an hour and a half or two hours. I put them back to bed at that time and they know it's time to nap. They will usually sleep for another hour or so. When they wake up this time, I feed them breakfast. They will play for about 2 hours or so and I put them back to bed. I have found if I nap them every two to three hours they have a much better day. They might not act tired, but as soon as I put them in their cribs they whimper a little and then go to sleep. Lunch is usually around two and dinner is at 5:30 or 6:00 with the family. Bath time is 7 -7:30 and then they go right to bed after their bath and bottle. They will usually sleep through the night even though they napped all day. It is important to put your baby to bed while he is still awake. This will allow him to get used to soothing himself to sleep. I always put the twins down for the naps and for their bedtime awake.
I am not sure if this helps, but I totally agree with the schedule thing. I am a working mom and I would die without a schedule. Take care!!
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