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Baby Schedule 6 to 12 Months

Baby Schedule 6 to 12 Months

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Your life has completely changed after your baby’s arrival. Gone are the days when you had time for your own things. Your hands are always full and your mind is always occupied. Your daily schedule may be leaving you tired and exhausted. Besides that, you may be missing out on the simple pleasures of life amidst all the chores.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Baby

Typically, your baby’s day would revolve around 4 main activities:

Request your friends and relatives to check with you before visiting your house so that it does not disturb your baby’s schedule.

  • Feeding
  • Sleeping
  • Playing
  • Diaper change

Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule -

By 6 to 9 months, most babies sleep for around 10 to 12 hours. During the day time, your baby may take 1 to 4 naps a day, each lasting 30 minutes to 2 hours. By 9 months or more, most babies sleep for at least 8 to 10 hours.

Your Baby’s Feeding Schedule -

Babies of this age should be given breast milk 3 to 5 times a day along with complementary feeding. 4 Initially your baby will wake up for night time feeding, but by 9 months or more, he or she will not require night time feeding.

Your Baby’s Playtime Schedule -

Since your baby is awake for most part of the day, he or she would want to play. You will need to plan activities such as hiding games or playing with blocks to keep your baby occupied.

Ensure That You Include These Extra Activities in Your Baby’s Schedule:

  • Reading to your baby
  • Massaging your baby
  • An occasional day out
  • A visit to a park
  • Spending time with the father or a family member.

While your baby is spending time with other family members, you can catch up with your mom or a close friend so that you return back with a fresh mind and a good mood. Including extra activities in your baby’s schedule can give you the immense pleasure of spending quality time with your baby. However, you may have to tweak the schedule in case of a visit to the doctor.

As the day comes to an end, slow down your baby’s activities so that your baby calms down and is ready for bedtime. Get in to the bed and cuddle up with your baby, and hug and kiss your baby goodnight.

Always, remember there can be surprises and your schedule can go haywire. At least, try and stick to the baby’s feeding, sleeping and diaper change schedule so that your baby does not become cranky.

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