Here we go again, another month over and done and new one has begun. My son is 10 months old today! His ninth month of life was pretty smooth sailing. We established a nice little schedule that allowed him time to eat, sleep and play. The typical hard knock life of a baby. So let’s take a look at what baby Fisher was up to at nine months old.
9 Months Old Baby Schedule:
6:30am-7am: Wake up, diaper
7:30am: Breakfast (fruit, oatmeal, cup of milk)
8am: Diaper, get dressed, brush gums- having a daily routine of getting baby dressed (out of PJs) and ready for the day is important for developing concepts of daytime and nighttime and transitions.
8:15am: Independent play, out for a walk
9amish: Read books then straight down for morning nap
10:30amish: Snack (fruit, yogurt, milk and water cups)
11am- Play, go out and about (Kindermusik, Library story times)
12:30pmish- Lunch (fruit, veggie, milk and water cups)
1pmish- Independent play, go outside, sing songs
1:30pmish- Read books then straight down for afternoon nap
3:30pmish- Snack (fruit, cottage/ricotta cheese, milk and water cups)
4pmish- Mommy guided play, go out and about
5:45pmish: Dinner (two veggies, milk cup)
6pmish: Bath, diaper, massage, pajamas, brush gums, quiet play
7pmish: Formula Bottle
7:15pmish: Read nighttime books (I do books after bottle so baby doesn’t associate his bottle with going to sleep)
7:30pmish: Lights out, sound machine on, NIGHT NIGHT baby, it’s ADULT TIME!!
This is a very basic schedule. I’m not strict about following specific times, I just read my baby’s cues. I go by general time frames. I know that about every two to three hours he will be hungry and tired based off his cues. We were down to one bottle a day at nine months old in preparation to fully wean from bottles at ten months. Wish us luck! Will keep you posted.
I like to put my son’s monthly schedule in writing to help me remember what a typical day was like and to provide a reference point for other families with little’s this age. Would love to see what your baby’s schedule was like at nine months old, please share.