Babywise Sample Schedules: Six Months Old

This post gives sample schedule Babywise schedules for the seventh month. The seventh month of baby’s life comprises weeks 27-31. Baby is six months old moving to 7 months old. These are Babywise 6 and 7 Month Old Sample Schedules. Find out what to expect for eating, playtime, and sleep.

6-7 month old baby

Babywise Baby Six Month Overview

During the seventh month, you can aim for and expect the following:

6 Month Old “Eat”

  • Baby will likely be ready to start solid foods. Consult with your doctor.
  • Have 4-5 liquid feedings in a day. This is in addition to the solid foods.

6 Month Old “Wake” or Playtime

  • Your baby’s wake window should be between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours 15 minutes. This is how long your baby should be awake between naps.
  • Independent play will be 15-30 minutes in length once baby can sit independently.
  • Discipline will be needed if it hasn’t been already. Discipline means to guide and correct, not to hurt.
  • Get toy recommendations for your 6-month-old baby here: Best Toys for Baby: Ages 4-6 Months
  • You can start to teach sign language to your baby if you haven’t already. This can be done at any point forward.

6 Month Old “Sleep”

  • Baby will have 2-3 naps per day. Baby might be ready to move to two naps. Some are not ready for two naps until older. Average age for moving to two naps is 8 months.
  • Naps will be 1.5-2.5 hours each. The third nap can be short (about 45 minutes).
  • Baby should sleep 10-12 hours at night. Sleep might be solid or it might include a dreamfeed.
  • It is not uncommon for babies in the 5-8 month old range to start to have sleep issues for various reasons. If your 5 month old starts to have sleep troubles, be sure to read 11 Reasons Your 5-8 Month Old Stopped Sleeping Well.
  • You might also find that new skills are starting to disrupt baby sleep. 6 month old babies add new skills constantly. This leads to your baby not sleeping well because he is overly tired. Baby wakes early because the wake window was disrupted with the playing. For help with this, read How to Stop New Skills from Disrupting Naps and Sleep.

Looking for 7 month old schedules? See them here!

6 Month Old Babywise Sample Schedules

It is always helpful to see what others have successfully done in their days. Below are the schedules my babies used in this age range.

Click on the linked name of the child to be taken to their weekly summary. You will get more details on the schedule along with lots of other things going on that week.

Week 27

Kaitlyn 27 Week Old Schedule

I finally relinquished the dreamfeed. Kaitlyn basically started to refuse to wake up and eat, so I consented and dropped it. Her waketime had also started to extend a bit, and she started to need to go longer in the morning between feedings.

7:30–nurse + solids
8:45–nap
11:00–nurse
12:15–nap
2:00–nurse + solids
3:15–nap
5:00–nurse
7:00–nurse + solids then bed

McKenna 27 Week Old Schedule

8:00 AM–wake, nurse, eat 2-3 T prunes and 1 T peaches mixed with 3 T oatmeal
9:10 AM–nap
12:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat about 4 T green veggie and about 4 T banana
1:30 PM–nap
4:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat about 4 T yellow veggie, 4 T peaches or pears, and then 1-2 T oatmeal (sometimes she eats one bite only of oatmeal).
6:00 PM–nap
8:00 PM–wake, nurse, change into PJs, story, bed
10:10 PM–dreamfeed

Brinley 27 Week Old Schedule

Our schedule typically looks like this:
7:30–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in
8:45–nap
11:30–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:00–nap
3:45–feed
5:15–nap
6:00–solids–half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (1-2 T) OR butternut squash (1-2 T) and some fruit
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:10

Week 28

McKenna 28 Week Old Schedule

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, eat 2-3 T prunes and 1 T peaches mixed with 3 T oatmeal
9:20 AM–nap
12:15 AM–wake, nurse, eat about 4 T green veggies and 4 T banana
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, eat about 4 T yellow/orange veggie, 4 T peaches or pears, and then 1-2 T oatmeal
6:00-6:30 PM–nap
7:45 PM–wake, nurse, change into PJs, story, bed
10:00 PM–dreamfeed

Brinley 28 Week Old Schedule

8:00–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in–a few days we did 2 T yogurt here
9:15–nap
12:00–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:30–nap
4:00–feed
5:30–nap
6:15–solids–half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (1-2 T) OR butternut squash (1-2 T) and some fruit
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:10

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Morning Routine Cards
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Chronicles of a Babywise Mom Book of Logs
The Babywise Mom Nap Guide
Morning Routine Cards
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The Babywise Mom Nap Guide

Week 29

McKenna 29 Week Old Schedule

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, eat 2-3 T prunes, 2 T peaches mixed with 4 T oatmeal
9:25 AM–nap (some days, she was up until 9:30, but her nap was disrupted. She would go back to sleep after talking for a few minutes, but that is unusual for her to wake and talk).
12:15 PM–wake, nurse, eat about 4 T green veggies and 4-8 T applesauce
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, eat about 2 T squash, 2 T carrots or sweet potatoes, 4 T bananas or pears. If she still seemed hungry, I would offer 1-2 T oatmeal
6:00-6:30 PM–nap
7:00-8:00 PM– wake
7:50-8:00 PM– eat, pjs, story, bed
10:00 PM– dreamfeed for half of the week

Brinley 29 Week Old Schedule

8:00–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in–a few days we did 2 T yogurt here
9:15–nap
12:00–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:30–nap
4:00–feed
5:30–nap
6:15–solids–half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (1-2 T) OR butternut squash (1-2 T) and some fruit
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

Week 30

McKenna 30 Week Old Schedule

I am continuing to move things back slowly before the time change, but I can’t change her much more than she is since it would conflict with the other children too much. I am also going to stop posting how much of each food she eats. I think too many people are worrying over it :):

8:20–wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:30–nap
12:20–wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce. I was also doing avocado here, but have since stopped it. I will start again if the rash is attributed to something else)
2:00–nap
4:30–wake, nurse, eat (orange/yellow veggie, bananas or pears)
6:00–nap
7:50–wake, nurse, pjs, story, bed

Brinley 30 Week Old Schedule

8:00–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in–a few days we did 2 T yogurt here
9:20–nap
12:00–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:30–nap
4:00–feed with solids half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (2 T) OR butternut squash (2 T) and some fruit OR 2 T carrots
5:30–nap
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

Week 31

McKenna 31 Week Old Schedule

8:45 AM–wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
10:00 AM–nap
1:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce)
2:30 PM–nap
5:00 PM–wake, nurse eat (yellow veggie and bananas or pears)
6:30 PM–nap
8:30 PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Brinley 31 Week Old Schedule

8:00–feed with solids–2-4 T prunes and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in–a few days we did 2 T yogurt here
9:30–nap
12:00–feed with solids–4 T of pears OR peaches and 2 T of oatmeal mixed in and 2 T of green beans OR peas with 1 T oatmeal mixed in and some fruit
1:30–nap
4:00–feed with solids half a banana mixed with 2 T oatmeal OR 3-4 T applesauce mixed with 2 T oatmeal and sweet potatoes (2 T) OR butternut squash (2 T) and some fruit OR 2 T carrots
5:30–nap 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

This post gives sample schedule Babywise schedules for the seventh month. The seventh month of baby’s life comprises weeks 27-30. Baby is six months old. These are Babywise 6 Month Old Sample Schedules.

Your Babywise 6 Month Old Sample Schedules

6 Months girl

7:30 – wake up/eat
8:40 – nap
10:50 – eat
12:20 – nap
2:20 – eat
3:50 – nap
4:50 – eat
6:30/45 – eat
7:30 – bed
10:00 dream feed/10:30 bed (until it was dropped)

6 month old boy

We have *just* transitioned from 5 meals/day to 4, dropping the early morning meal before I leave for work. Now I pump there instead. I sought Val’s advice a few months ago before my transition back to work, and she was spot on. That early morning “dreamfeed” starting affecting his naps a week before he turned 6 months. She’s a BW genius 😉

My sister nannies for us, so the activities vary, but this is the report I usually get when I call home while pumping. Naps and meals are very regular.

5:30 mom pumps
7:30-8 wake, play in crib if up before 8
8:00 Bottle (breast milk)
8:30 Mat time/tummy time/practice sitting up
9:00 Nap #1
12:00 Bottle (usually formula)
12:30 Outside time/storytime/singing
1:30 Nap #2
4:00 Nurse (I’m usually home by this time)
4:30 Mommy time
5:30 Catnap
6:15 Wake/Daddy time
7:00 Nurse
7:30-7:45 Bed for the night

6 month old Twins

7am: 6.5oz/7.5oz bm bottle
7:20-8:15: playtime – usually play mat or tummy time
8:15-10: nap (I pump once they go to sleep)
10: 6.5/7.5oz bottl10:30 go to park for walk and run errands
1:00 formula bottle
1:20 watch baby einstein video while I pump then play in exersaucers and jumperoo
2:30/2:45 nap
4:00 bm bottle -sometimes mixed with 2oz of formula
4:20 play in playroom, practice sitting – 5:30 daddy comes home and we either all go for a run or Daddy takes them while I stay home to pump, do laundry, wash bottles and have some “me” time.
7:00 6.5/7.5 oz bottles, just started baby food (sweet potatoes, green beans, and carrots)
then we have bath, songs/stories
7:45/8 Bed
10pm I pump and then wake up again at 3am to pump.

I’m really trying to keep up with them as much as I can. we have also been playing with the four hour schedule. The above schedule is if I manipulate it. Sometimes they go a little over. Tonight we gave them a bottle at 4:15, then green beans at 6 then a four oz. bottle at 6:30 then Bed. I feel like I run out of wake time activities. I just got babywise II and see that I need to do Independent play. We set up our pack and play this weekend so I plan to start using it tomorrow 🙂

6mo girl

7 wake, nurse, solids
8:40 nap
10:30-10:45 wake, nurse, solids
12:30 nap
2:00 wake, nurse, solids
4:00 nap
5:00 wake, nurse a little, solids
6:20 bath, pajamas
6:40 nurse, stories
7:00 bed
4:00am short nursing, back to bed

6 month old girl

My daughter is 6 months old, on a 3 1/2 hour schedule, and NOT a big eater at all! She could easily go 4 hours without eating and be totally fine, but I’m not sure I can lengthen her awake time or naps at this point in time. When I say she is not a big eater, at some meals she only eats 3-4oz and is perfectly happy until her next feeding! I tried introducing rice cereal last week. On the first day, she willingly opened her mouth it eat it and she hasn’t eaten it/opened her mouth since. I’ve decided to take a break for a few days with the solids and will start back with green veggies next week! Her schedule now is:

6:30-7:00am – eat 6.5 oz
7:00-8:30am – play
8:30-10:00am – sleep
10:00-10:30am – eat 6 oz
10:30-12:00pm – play
12:00-1:30pm – sleep
1:30-2:00pm – eat 6 oz
2:00-3:30pm – play
3:30-5:00pm – sleep
5:00-5:30pm – eat 6 oz
5:30-6:45pm – play
6:45pm – bath
7:00-7:30pm – eat 6 oz
7:45pm – bedtime

6 months

7:30 wake, nurse
9:00 nap
10:30 wake, nurse
11:00 ish cereal
12:30 nap
2:00 wake, nurse
4:00 nap
5:30 wake, nurse
6:30 purees with family dinner
8:30 nurse
9:00 bed

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8 month old girl, 6 month adjusted age for prematurity. All bottles are 1/2 BM and 1/2 formula

8:00am-eat 5oz bottle, cereal, fruit
8:30-8:45- 15 minutes excersaucer
8:45am- walk or sit at window if too hot, read book, play on mat
9:30-10 minutes playpen time
10am-nap
1130am-eat 5oz bottle, cereal, fruit or veggie
12:00p- excersaucer
12:15p- baby in carrier for about 1/2 while I clean
1:00p- 10 minutes playpen time
1:30p-nap
3:00p- eat 5oz bottle
3:30p-3:45 Excersaucer
4:00p-floor time
5:00p-nap
6:30p- eat 5oz bottle, meat, veggie
7:00p family walk, out to dinner, church bible study, usually doing something during this awake time.
8:30p between
9:30p eat 4oz bottle and bed

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8 month old boy (6 weeks premature)–variety of activities during waketime

7:30 Wake/6 ounce bottle/Fruit
9:30 Nap
11:30 or 12:00 Wake/6 ounces/Green veggie/Fruit
2:00 Nap
4:00 Wake/6 ounces
6:00 Orange veggie/Fruit
7:45 Bath
8:00 Bedtime routine: Book/Prayers/6 ounces

6.5 month old boy

7:30 am wake/nurse
7:50 IP in crib
8:15 mommy and baby time
8:30 BLW breakfast
9:00 free time
9:15 – 9:20 nap
11:30 wake/nurse
11:50 blanket time
12:30 BLW lunch
1:00 bath
1:30 nap
3:30 wake/nurse
3:50 activity center/play mat/read book
4:15 playtime with mommy
4:45 blanket time
5:15 catnap
6:00 wake + BLW dinner
7:00 nurse
7:20 bedtime

4-6 months

Since 4 months (he will be 6 months this week) we have been working on transitioning to 3.5-hour schedule. After a few days of the longer schedule, he wakes up early from naps and we end up doing the 3-hour schedule above, so for the last little while we’ve just done the longer schedule 2-3 days a week which allows me to decide which days rather than him. Hopefully we’ll do this all the time soon!6am Nurse, then some playtime
7:15 Nap
9:30 Nurse, tummy time, playtime
11:00 Nap
1:00pm Nurse, tummy time, playtime (or errands)
2:30 Nap
4:30 Nurse, play time, family time
6:00 (sometimes a little later) Nap
(Sometimes he doesn’t take the 4th nap, but most of the time he needs it.)
7:30 Nurse
Bedtime routine
Bed by 8:15At nearly 6 months old, his waketimes are still 90 minutes and he still needs 4 naps. Most of the time his nighttime sleep is only 9 hours and I would like to move to 10 hours, but so far that hasn’t happened.

6-8months girl–just a rough schedule

7-7.30am wake – formula (5-6oz) – play with sibling, daddy
8.30am – bath
9am – nap
11-11.15 wake – formula (5-6oz)
11.45 – solids (puree, cereal, steamed veg/fruits)
12pm – IP (45min IP in playpen, or 30min in jumperoo), the rest is floor time
1pm – nap
3.30pm – wake – formula (5oz) – play on the floor, with sibling
5.30pm – dinner (puree, cereal, steamed veg/fruits)
6.30pm – bath – 5-6oz formula
7pm – sleep

7 months:
7am – Eat (nurse and solids)
7:45am – Activity
9:00am – Sleep
11:00am – Eat (nurse and solids)
11:45am – Activity (10 min playpen time)
1:00pm – Sleep
3:00pm – Eat (nurse and solids)
3:45pm – Activity (10 min playpen time)
5:00pm – Catnap (most days)
5:45pm – Awake (bath time, walk, etc)
6:30pm – Nurse
7pm – Bed

7 Months girl
7:30 – wake up, eat, play
8:50 – nap
11:00 – eat, play
12:30 – nap
2:20 – eat, play
4:00 – nap
4:45 – eat, play
6:40 – eat
7:30 – bed

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Babywise Schedules for the First Year

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This post originally appeared on this blog in September 2018

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4 thoughts on “Babywise Sample Schedules: Six Months Old”

  1. Hi, I need help with my 6 months old (28 weeks) baby schedule please. He never naps longer than 1.5 hrs, mostly naps for 1 hr. We have done baby wise since he was born. I’ve desperately tried to adjust his wakeup time but nothing works. Here’s his current schedule. Should I change anything? Are you keeping the kids awake in their crib and consider that nap time? Should I discontinue the last wake up time at 6:30 pm? Your recommendations are much appreciated

    6:30 am wake up. Nurse & solids
    7:40 am nap
    9:30 wake up & bottle BM (breastmilk)
    10:40 nap
    1:00 pm wake up. Bottle & solids
    2:40 pm nap
    4:00 pm wake up. Bottle
    5:30 pm nap
    6:30 pm wake up, solids, prepare for nightime
    7:30 pm bedtime
    9:30 pm Dreamfeed

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  2. I have a 6 month old (28 weeks) that takes one long morning nap and has been stuck on all other naps at 45 mins in length since about 2-3 months. 🫣

    I have tried everything to fix the 45 min naps and nothing has worked. She will not go back to sleep and doesn’t sleep in a swing or anywhere but her crib. I’ve tried more wake time, less wake time, wake time at the first feeding (since she was a baby I’ve always gotten her up at the first feeding, diaper change, some snuggles and put her right back down where she has always taken her longest nap.

    Since she only has 3 naps now and they’re so short, I’m having to put her to sleep way earlier than I’d like causing her wake time to now be at 5-6 a.m. (she’s a 10-11.5 hour sleeper)

    She needs a 4th nap to get to a later bedtime (5:00-6:00 p.m. nap) but when I’ve tried it’s 45 mins of crying since she’s dropped this nap and then I just ended up nursing her and doing our bedtime routine at 6:00… Putting our wake up time so early the next morning and starting the whole cycle again.

    Any advice? On working through longer naps or helping extend our schedule to get back to a 7:00 p.m. feeding/bedtime

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