Saturday, February 5, 2011


Is your baby/toddler on a schedule?

If so, when did you start this schedule?  How did you develop it?

Is it constantly evolving, or has your child stayed pretty consistent with the schedule? (by evolving, I mean, number of naps, feedings, etc.)

I am a lover of a schedule and I believe that kids do well with them. 

I mean I really have no evidence or knowledge to back that up.  I guess it's just something I heard somewhere and it made sense to me. 


Henry has fallen into a fairly predictable pattern, so I'm kind of just trying to solidify what he already does naturally, but here it is...

(I don't stand around with a stop watch and whistle, but we try to stick to it if we can.)

Henry's Schedule

6:30 a.m.:  Henry wakes up                                                              

7:00  – Henry has an 8 ounce bottle

7:00 – 7:30/8:00 – Playtime

7:30/8:00 – 9:30/10:00 – Nap time

9:30/10:00 – Henry has oatmeal cereal

10:00 – 12:00 – Playtime (tummy time, bath, errands, gym, etc.)

12:00 – 8 ounce bottle and baby food (If he can stay awake long enough. If he’s too tired move baby food to when he wakes up.)

12:15 – 3:00 – Nap time

3:00 – 4:00 – Playtime (baby food if he was too tired at noon)

4:00 – Henry has 8 ounce bottle

4:00 – 6:00 – playtime (May need a short cat nap or quiet time in swing about 5:15.)

6:00/6:30 – Henry has baby food

6:45/7:00 - Henry has 8 ounce bottle

7:00/7:15 p.m. -  Bedtime

Moms out there.  Does this sound about right?

Henry will be 6 months on Feb. 26th.  Do you think he is eating enough or too much?

He is still waking up in the night about 2 or 3 a.m.

(Cut to me, banging my head against the wall.)

I think it is now a habit, and we are set to try and begin this sleep training biz on Tuesday night (I don't have to work the next day.)  I am dreading/looking forward to this. 

I feel like it is in his best interest.  I just hope it doesn't make me jump out a window. 

Or toss him out one.

Any advice is HIGHLY welcome!!!!

Thanks ladies and gents.


  1. I think every baby has his own schedule. Every baby is different . . . Henry sure is adorable!

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