9 month old schedule?

Denise - posted on 04/03/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a 9 month old son and have been wondering what other peoples daily schedules are for there 9 month olds. Everything from when they wake up, eating, activities, etc.

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Grace - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter is 9 months old. Here is roughly what our schedule is like:
between 7 and 8 am: baby wakes up. She get a bottle and we cuddle for about an hour or so, then she goes down for a nap.
10 or 11 am: baby up again, I make her a mixture of fruit with a spoonful of yogurt and a little of the baby cereal. After she finishes that she gets a small bottle of formula.
noon to 2pm: I use this time to either run errands, go to the park, play with baby, gardening together etc... It really depend upon the day and what needs to get done.
2-4ish pm: bottle and nap time. I use this time to do housework or just relax.
between 4 and 5: she usually wakes up. She joins me in the kitchen, playing on the floor while I get dinner ready.
6pm: dinner. She usually get some of whatever we're eating, without any added spices or flavorings. If whatever I have made isn't baby appropriate I'll make her her own little meal. She doesn't like most of the jarred baby food because she likes to feed herself most of the time. So I will make her regular food, just cut up in baby bite sized portions.
7:30-8pm: get ready for bed, usually a bath before bed, lots of extra cuddling, singing and a little playtime. In bed by 8ish. Depends on her though.

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Well my son just turned 10months old today but I thought I could still answer this because like I said he just turned 10months today. Well he wakes up around 8:30am, when he first wakes I change him and then breastfeed him, once he is done breatfeed him I make him multi grain cereal and give him baby yogurt..then we play for awhile while he watches PBS...then around 11am he takes a nap which normally lasts for about 2 to 3 hours. Once he wakes I feed him lunch which is a fruit, a veg, and a meat(the stage two baby meat), and sometimes he is still wants more to eat so I will give him puffs or yogurt melts...then we play, or go for a walk or go outside all having to do with how hott it is outside and if it is raining... some where between him waking from his nap and before we go outside I give him a bath....we play outside for a couple hours(with heavy sunblock on) than come inside to cool down and have another snack and he drinks water and watered down juice throughout the day! Around 6:30pm we start bedtime routen(which is getting changed for bed, eatting a meat, veg, and fruit, reading a book and breastfeeding) and by times all of that is done it is around 7:30 or 8pm and by 8pm he goes in his crib for the night and will sleep from 8pm till around 8:30am

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Grace - posted on 04/05/2010

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yes, my daughter also will cry sometimes when she gets up from a nap or up in the morning. I view it as more of a cry to let you know that they are up and are ready for you to get them. What I do to curb this is I put toys in my daughter's crib. She has a few stuffed animals that aren't too fluffy, a mobile and a crib activity thing. They have buttons and lights on them and she knows how to turn them on. That usually keeps her interested enough for a few minutes that I can usually hear her up and playing and can go in and get her before she starts to cry.

Savanna - posted on 04/05/2010

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i also have a spirited son i found that if i put a few toys in his crib he would play for a few minutes.

Melanie - posted on 04/05/2010

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just in response to your question about your son waking up crying. My little boy is 15 mths old now but over the last 6 months he occasionally wakes up crying also. I don't exactly know the cause but sometimes it happens when he wakes up a little earlier than he should. I normally tke him out of his cot and take him to my room and lay with him or he just sits and cuddles with me in the lounge and watches a bit of tv. he wither goes back to sleep or just cuddles for a while and then after that he is ok.

Iysha - posted on 04/04/2010

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Wake at 7-8am

6oz bottle at 8am

Play time (she plays I continue to try to wake up. Lol)

Nap at around 9am

I go in the shower or just get dressed and decent looking in case we go out...if I don't do it at that time, I will not get a chance all day!

Baby wakes around 10:30

Play

Solid feed at 11 with about 3-4oz of bottle

Play more/baby gets bath/ go for walk/watch the neighbors parrot outside/do whatever really and I wash dishes or just pick up the clothes and put them in the hamper...put in a load of laundry...start baking muffins...just kind of wing it.

2pm is solid feed with 3-4oz of bottle then nap

I clean up (wash dishes and tidy up...clean counter, sweep, mop, clean bathroom, put things where they should go. Get on my phone (internet) and wait for baby to wake. My MIL lives in the apt next door so she might come over and hang out around 3pm.

3:30 or 4 is when baby usually wakes up and she plays with grandma or with dad, or with me until 5pm when she has a solid feed and 3-4oz bottle. Then it's more play time for her. And I make dinner and we (fiance and I, sometimes MIL and the SILs) eat.

8pm is 6oz bottle. Then a brief unwind period where she is held and kissed and then bed time at 9pm. She usually goes right to sleep and then my Fiance and I watch tv and just hang out til about 11pm then we go to bed.

Denise - posted on 04/04/2010

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Thank you for you help! My son has had a scheduale for a long time now but there is always room for improvement!
5-5:30 wakes up to breastfeed, then goes back in crib
7-7:30 wakes up again to breastfeed then cuddles/sleeps in bed with me until around 9
9:30 eats breakfast (1/2 banana-cut up, oatmeal and maybe some puffs)
After breakfast, plays in jumper and listens to classical music. We he gets bored or when I want to play we go on the floor with all his toys and put on Baby Einstein.
Around 11 or 12 he gets sleepy and goes down for an hour nap, could be longer, just depends.
Depending on when he went down, say 11, then he will breast feed when he wakes up, or if he goes down around 12 I will feed him then.
Whenever he wakes up he will get lunch (fruit, vegetable and grain) I have always made fresh baby food and have not started meat yet.
He will then play on the floor for a while with his toys while I get some other stuff done or finally eat my lunch, if I didn't with him.
Around 3 he gets sleepy and will either lay down with me or take a nap in his crib for about a half hour.
When he wakes up he will get a small snack (puffs, yougurt snack or fresh homemade juice)
When Daddy is home, he is alot more spoiled then when its just me and we just play with him or let him play independently which ever he chooses.
Then around 7-7:30 we get ready for bed and he gets a 4 ounce bottle, to wind down and is in bed around 8-8:30.
-Daddy is in the Coast Guard and has a very demanding scheduale so isn't home nearly as much as we would like (nothing we can do about it)
-Also we live in an apartment and have no park or nice yards (all made for dog pooping ~gross~) down to one car for a while so can't go anywhere but when Daddy is home we try to make it outside!!!!

Also if anyone can help he always cries when he wakes up from his nap and I don't know what to do about it. I have tried letting him know I will get him right away and just letting him cry for a while, nothing helps! PLEASE HELP!
Any room for improvement, let me know!
Thank you!

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