So How Did We “Find” Our Baby Schedule?
Around the time our firstborn turned 3 months old I noticed she was naturally falling asleep and eating around the same time each day. I used the baby connect app for iPhone and it helped me track her sleeping and eating habits. It was very useful (as a mom who loves to plan!).
Through observation I became aware of her naturally developing patterns. We were able to build our daily schedule off of this.
Sample Baby Schedule – 8 Months Old
After we noticed our children’s naturally occurring habits, I also looked at sample baby schedules online to get some ideas. Every family’s schedule will look different, but it’s nice to know guidelines. For example, how long of a nap can I expect from a 8 month old baby?
Again, every baby will be different. My daughter was known for taking long naps (3 sometimes 4 hours!). My son was the complete opposite and napped for 45 minutes at a time.
I’ve come to learn that babies are not all alike. So your schedule may be completely different than ours and that is okay.
That being said here is what our typical day looks like with an 8 month old baby:
As I said before this is a guideline that we used for our baby. Every child is different and there is no ‘master’ schedule to follow.
When it comes to eating so far our baby is only eating 2 solid meals a day. This is about 3-4 oz at each meal.
Talk to your pediatrician about finding the best fit for your family. Every baby is different and you should follow their natural cues to create a schedule for your baby.
Do you have a schedule for your baby? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!