Babywise Sample Schedules: The Eighth Month

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Sample schedules for a 7-8 month old using the Babywise method. This is the 8th month of life. Baby schedules for 31-35 weeks old.

7 month old baby

This post tells you all about what to expect with your 7 month old Babywise baby. This is the eighth month of life and baby is 7 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.

Babywise Baby Eighth Month Overview

During the eighth month, while your baby is 7 months old moving to 8 months old, you can watch for and expect the following milestones.

Eat 

This month is pretty low-key about any changes. The biggest milestone to watch for is to start finger foods if you haven’t already. 

Discipline

You might start to see that your little one needs some boundaries set. Do not be afraid to set boundaries with a 7 month old baby. Read this post on setting boundaries with babies for more on that.

Sleep

If your baby has three naps a day, be on the lookout for signs baby is ready to drop that third nap and be at two naps. It might not happen this month, but 8 months old is the average age, so you are coming up on it. 

A big milestone your baby might reach this month is being ready to drop the dreamfeed if she still has one. I have a post to help you know When to Stop the Dreamfeed here. 

There is also a big sleep regression in this age range. If your little one is having sleep problems and not napping well or not sleeping at night well, see this post

Schedule

If your baby is on a three hour schedule, watch for signs your baby is ready to move to a 4 Hour Schedule. You can read all about the four hour schedule here. 

See the Babywise 6 Month Sample Schedules for information on what has happened to this point. 


Read all of the Babywise milestones for the first year here.


Babywise 7 Month Sample Schedules

Let’s show some sample schedules used by Babywise babies.

Our Sample Schedules

Kaitlyn:
About a week before Kaitlyn turned 7 months, I finally moved her to the 4 hour schedule.

7:30–nurse + solids
8:50–nap
11:30–nurse + solids
1:00–nap
3:30–nurse
5:00–nap
7:00–nurse + solids then bed (I woke her up earlier than 4 hours because I wanted her in bed for the night to get 12 hours of sleep)

McKenna:
8:00–nurse + solids
9:30–nap
12:00–nurse + solids
1:30–nap
4:15–nurse + solids
6:00–nap
7:45–nurse + solids then bed

7 month old Babywise schedule sheet


Are you new to the idea of doing a schedule or routine? Read about the Key Elements to Starting a Routine here.


31 Week Old Schedule:

Schedule 1-
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

Schedule 2-
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.


Not doing Babywise yet? It isn’t too late. See my guide on how to start Babywise late here.


32 Week Old Schedule:

Schedule 1-
8:05 AM–wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:30 AM–nap
12:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce)
1:45ish PM–nap (sometimes this is at 2:00)
4:15 PM–wake, nurse, eat (yellow veggie and pears or bananas)
6:00 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Schedule 2-
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
6:00–nap 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

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33 Week Old Schedule:

Schedule 1-
8:05–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:40–nap
12:15–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and red fruit–sometimes add purple fruit)
2:00–nap
4:30–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and white fruit)
6:00-6:30: nap
7:45ish: wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Schedule 2-
8:30–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt)
10:00–nap
12:30–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal)
2:00–nap
4:30–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal, finger foods)
6:15–nap 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

34 Week Old Schedule:

Schedule 1-
8:05 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:40 AM–nap
12:15 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix in blueberries)
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears)
6:30 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Schedule 2-
8:30–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt)
10:00–nap
12:30–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal)
2:00–nap
4:45–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.


See our sample schedules for the first 12 months of life here.


35 Week Old Schedules:

Schedule 1-
8:05 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:45 AM–nap
12:15 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix in blueberries)
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears)
6:30 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Schedule 2-
8:30–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt)
10:15–nap
12:30–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal)
2:30–nap
5:00–nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, cereal, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

Reader Sample Babywise Schedules for 7 Month Olds

Carolyn said…
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

Katy said…
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


Read: Tips for Getting a Consistent Schedule


PamKlip said…
7 1/2 Month Old Girl8:00 – wake/6oz formula/cereal & fruit/time in jolly jumper
9:30 – nap
12:00 – 5oz formula/veggies & fruit/independent play or “swimming” in kiddie pool
1:30 – nap
3:00 – wake & run erands
4:00 – 5oz formula/veggies, fruit & cereal
5/5:30 – occasional catnap for 15-30 min.
6:45 – bathtime
7:00 – 6-8 oz fomula
7:30 – bedtime
*should note: eats fruit at every meal b/c she doesn’t like them and only eats a small amount at a time

Hollie Shepard said…
7 Month Old boy
Wakes up around 6:45 or 7
7AM 1/4 cup of cereal mixed with formula and small amount of fruit with 6 oz bottle
8:30- Nap
10- Wakes up from nap has some play time
11- Lunch Fruit and some veggies with 6 oz bottle
12:00 – 2:ish – Nap
2:00 – playtime
3:00- 6 oz bottle
4:00- 5:30ish last nap
7:00 – dinner veggie and fruit (also starting to add chicken) with 6 oz bottle
8:00 – bedtime

Babywise 7 Month Old Schedules with pictures of a 7 month old baby girl

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said…
7mo girl
7:00 wake, nurse, dress, solids
8:40 nap
10:30-11 wake, nurse, solids
12:30 nap
2-2:30 wake, nurse, solids
4 nap
5 wake, nurse a little, solids
6:20 bath, pajamas
6:40 nurse, stories
7:00 bed
4am short nursing, back to bed


Read: How To Plan Your Ideal Babywise Schedule


AmberCHenson said…
7 Month Girl
6:30 – 6oz. Bottle
Swing Time
8:00/8:30 – 9:30 Nap (1 – 1 1/2 hours)
9:30 – 2oz. Bottle + 3T Cereal + Fruit Serving
Play Time
11:00 – 12:30 Nap
12:30 – 2oz. Bottle + Veggie Serving
Play Time
1:30/2:00 – 3:30 Nap 1 1/2 – 2 hours)
3:30 – 6oz. Bottle
Play Time/Snack while I cook dinner
5:30 – 6:30 Nap (sometimes)
6:30 – Veggie Serving + Fruit + Serving + Water
Bath and Nap (45 min. – 1 hour)
8:30 – 6oz Bottle and Bed

Carrie Aultman said…
7 mo Schedule Twin Boys
7:00 DWT
8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Nap
11:30 Eat
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Nap
4:00 Eat
5/5:30 Dinner
6:45 Start bedtime routine and last liquid feeding

Jaclyn said…
7 month old:
7:00 DWT/ nurse
8:45 nap
11:00 nurse
12:30 solids
1:00 nap
3:00 nurse
4:45 catnap (this nap is hit or miss)
7:00 nurse
7:15 bed (this is moved up to 6:45 if she skips her catnap)

Ariel said…7 months
7:00 am :: DWT, nurse
9:00 am :: nap
11:00 am :: wake, nurse
1:00 pm :: nap
3:00 pm :: wake, nurse
5:00 pm :: catnap
5:30 pm :: wake, solids
7:15 pm :: nurse
7:45 pm :: bedtime

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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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