Babywise Sample Schedules: The Eleventh Month

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Sample schedules for a 10 month old using the Babywise method. This is the 11th month of life. Baby schedules for 43-48 weeks old.

10 month old baby in a stroller on a bridge

This post tells you all about what to expect with your 10 month old Babywise baby. This is the eleventh month of life and baby is 10 months old. By the end of this period, your baby will be 11 months old. 

I will walk you through what to expect during this month, share what my kids did during this month, and share sample schedules from other Babywise babies from this month.

There is a wide range of weeks old for baby in these posts because the weeks old and the months old don’t perfectly line up. I have included extra weeks at times so you can easily find the age you are looking for. 

Babywise Baby Eleventh Month Overview

Baby does not change a whole lot from 9 months old to 10 months old.
 
During this eleventh month of baby’s life, from 43-48 weeks old, you can expect the following:

Eat

Baby will have 3-4 liquid feedings a day. As I explained in the 9 month old schedules post, I highly recommend 4 liquid feedings a day if you are breastfeeding. Some babies might still have 5, but most will be 3-4. 
 
Baby will then also have 3 solid feedings a day. This should be at the same time as your liquid feeding. Do not feed liquid and then an hour later do solid. It should be liquid immediately followed by solid or liquid and sold at the same time. 
 
These three solid feedings a day are breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
You can also have a snack each day. That can go with your other liquid feeding or it can go at another time that makes most sense for you. This is a great time to work on eating finger foods.

Wake

Independent playtime and blanket time are two great activities to do during waketime. 


During waketime for this age group, be sure baby is getting plenty of physical movement and also some mental challenge each day. If your baby does not get enough of either of these, you will have a baby who wakes from naps early and/or doesn’t sleep well at night anymore.

Your baby will likely appreciate some more mature toys. See my post on the best toys for 10-12 month old babies for ideas on what is great for a 10-11 month old. 

I have a whole lot of ideas here for what to do with your 10 month old each day, so be sure to read that!

Sleep

Your baby should be at two naps a day. Those two naps should be around 1.5-2.5 hours long. Common waketime length for this age group is 120-180 minutes. 

10 Month Schedule Basics

Most ten month olds this month will have the following in their schedule:

  • Eat 3-4 times a day. Again, I don’t recommend 3 times a day if you are breastfeeding. 
  • Should be able to eat finger foods and be eating solid foods. Remember, solid foods happen with the liquid feeding (immediately after or immediately before). 
  • Have 2 naps a day. But I will note, one of my girls had a third nap still for most of this age (she was working on dropping it) so keep a third nap if it is needed.
  • Sleep 10-12 hours at night.
  • Have Independent Playtime each day. This will typically be 30-45 minutes long. Read more about Independent Playtime Lengths here.

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Babywise 10 Month Old Sample Schedules

Here are our sample schedules we used in this age range. 

43 Weeks Old

McKenna (Read her full 43 week old summary here)

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath and independent playtime10:00 AM–nap
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries).
2:10 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears).
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having.
6:45 PM–nap. Some nights, she stays up until 7:00. Since most of this week included this nap, I am including it in our schedule.
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed
On nights we dropped the third nap, we did:
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, bed.

Brinley: (Read her full 43 week old summary here)

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30–nap
12:45–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

44 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 44 week old summary here)

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:15 AM–nap. On Monday, she needed the nap at 10 since she had missed a nap at church.
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries). She then “helps” me put Brayden in rest time (which just means telling him to go) and Kaitlyn down for her nap. This is then free play with me in the same room.
2:10 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Then time with Daddy.
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having. Then time with family.
6:45 PM–nap. Some nights, she stays up until 7:00. Since most of this week included this nap, I am including it in our schedule.
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed
On nights we dropped the third nap, we did:
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed.

Brinley: (Read her full 44 week old summary here)

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30–nap
12:45–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

10 Month Old Baby Schedule Graphic

45 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 45 week old summary here)

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:15 AM–nap.
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries). She then “helps” me put Brayden in rest time (which just means telling him to go) and Kaitlyn down for her nap. This is then free play with me in the same room.
2:10 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Then time with Daddy.
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having. Then time with family.
6:45 PM–nap. Some nights, she stays up until 7:00. Since most of this week included this nap, I am including it in our schedule.
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed
On nights we dropped the third nap, we did:
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed.

Brinley: (Read her full 45 week old summary here)

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30–nap
12:45–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

46 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 46 week old summary here)

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:15 AM–nap.
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries). She then “helps” me put Brayden in rest time (which just means telling him to go) and Kaitlyn down for her nap. This is then free play with me in the same room.
2:20 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Then time with Daddy.
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having. Then time with family.
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed.

Brinley: (Read her full 46 week old summary here)

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30–nap
12:45–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

47 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 47 week old summary here)

8:20 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:15 AM–nap.
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries or cherries). She then “helps” me put Brayden in rest time (which just means telling him to go) and Kaitlyn down for her nap. This is then free play with me in the same room.
2:20 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Then time with Daddy.
5:30ish PM–dinner with family. Finger foods and what we are having. Then time with family.
7:15-7:30 PM–nurse, PJs, story, prayers, bed.

Brinley: (Read her full 47 week old summary here)

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt, finger foods). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:30-11:00–nap
12:45-1:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30-3:00–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

Reader Sample Babywise 10 Month Old Schedules

Here are some sample schedules from readers for the 10 month old crowd.

Sample Schedule 1
10 Months girl

8:00 – wake up, nurse, solids
10:00 – nap
11:45 – wake, nurse, solids/finger foods
2:00 – nap
3:45 – wake, nurse
5:15 – solids, finger foods at dinner
7:15 – nurse
8:00 – bed

Sample Schedule 2
10 month old boy

who seems not to need as much sleep:

6:30 – wake/play in bed
7:00 – nurse, then breakfast (oatmeal with prunes or peaches and flax meal)
9:00 – nap
10:30 – wake (he might sleep longer sometimes, but most times he naps for 1 1/2 hour)
11:20 – nurse, then lunch (meat and veggies)
12:10 – play pen, then some play time (blanket time, independant play, jumper, depends on what I am doing)
1:30 – nap
3:00 – wake
3:30 – nurse, snack (some veggies)
4:30 – play pen, then blanket time, go out on a walk, independant play, bath time (this is his longest time of the day, so we do a lot of different activities). He doesn’t take a cat nap anymore
7:00 – dinner (baby oatmeal and fruit)
7:10 – PJ’s, read a book, pray
7:30 – nurse and bedtime

Sample Schedule 3
10 month girl

-630/645am – wake & 8oz bottle (if wakes early then it’s around 6am but she stays in her crib and rolls around, talks, etc)
-Breakfast – Fruit + oatmeal (sometimes banana pancakes or scrambled egg yolk)
-Playtime and Walk
-830-10/1030am – Nap #1
-Lunch – sippy with water + finger food veggies, bread, fruit + spoon meat or beans and green veggies
-Playtime
-1230-230/3 – Nap #2
-Snack – sippy with water, + yogurt or cottage cheese + fruit, bread or cheese cubes or cheese sandwich pieces
-Playtime and Walk
-5pm – Dinner – sippy with water + finger food veggies, fruit + spoon meat and orange/red/yellow veggies
-Family time/outside swing
-Bath & PJs or just PJs
-6pm – 8oz bottle
-Book & Prayers
-630/645 – Bedtime

Sample Schedule 4
10 month old boy

On a 4.5 hour schedule (same schedule since 8.5 months). Has been reducing his bottle ounces recently – went from 24oz at 6 months to about 12-16oz per day since 9.5 months. We offer a sippy of milk or water all day if he’s thirsty and might get another ounce or two that way. Not a big eater overall. Has access to a snack trap in his playroom – seems to be happier about eating on the go which I don’t like but am allowing the playroom Cheerios while he is learning how to feed himself.

Wake, 4-6oz bottle, and solids at 730am
Nap #1 from 10-12pm
Wake, 4-6oz bottle, and solids at noon.
Nap #2 from 230-430pm
Wake, 4-6oz bottle, and solids at 430pm. (If he eats well at this meal it’s dinner and he sits with us at gets a snack at 6pm-ish when we eat dinner. If not, 430pm meal becomes the snack and we try to feed him again at our dinner time).
Sit with us at dinner at 6pm and has puffs or other finger foods.
Bath and PJs at 630pm
7pm light play and wind down for bed
715pm bedtime bottle (3oz)

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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