When I had Griffin I desperately wanted a schedule for him and myself for my own sanity. Schedules help me feel like I have things under control even when I didn't. From the beginning I could tell that Griff liked having a schedule, but I wasn't sure what was appropriate for his age and I struggled with this for a few months. Once we found a schedule that worked for him seemed to thrive on it. Yes there were days that were completely off the charts and the schedule went straight out the window. If we had an off day with our schedules, it always resulted in a sleepless night.
Even now, at 10 months I do my very best to stay on his eat/sleep/play schedule. I enjoy looking at other Mama's schedules and would try them out when it was time to transition Griff to a new routine. I wanted to share with y'all what has seemed to work well for Griffin at this age.
7:00am: Wake up. Get some snuggles. Feed him Yogurt and a few ounces of milk. He loves this yogurt that I talk about in this post. He gets a diaper and outfit change and then plays in his playpen until it's time to go.
7:30am: Out the door for daycare and I am at work by 8:00am.
8:30-9:00am: play time
9:00-9:30am snack (puffs or yogurt melts)
9:30-10:30am play time (balls, bubbles, books)
10:30-11:45am nap time
11:45-12:30pm lunch (veggies and fruit)
12:30-2:30pm play time
2:00pm: I am off work and I go run errands, pick up house, start dinner, or go ahead and pick up Griff.
2:30-4:00pm nap time
4:00pm: gets picked up from daycare and head home
4:30pm: snack time (puffs)
4:45-5:30pm: dinner (veggies and fruit)
5:30-6:30pm: play time (blocks, practice pulling up, playing in walker)
6:30pm: Bath time
7:00-7:45pm Quiet play time to settle down for the night
8:00 last full bottle and off till bed till morning.
How about you? Do you like a schedule for yourself and/or you and your baby?