Babywise Sample Schedules: The Ninth Month

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Sample schedules for an 8 month old using the Babywise method. This is the 9th month of life. Baby schedules for 35-39 weeks old.

This post tells you all about what to expect with your 8 month old Babywise baby. This is the ninth month of life and baby is 8 months old moving toward 9 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 Ninth Month Overview

During this ninth month of baby’s life (from 35-38 weeks old), you can expect the following:

Eat

If your child has not started finger foods yet, work on that this month. Read up on Finger Food Basics here. 

Sleep

The average age of dropping the third nap is 8 months old. There is a range; some babies will have dropped it before now and some won’t quite be ready yet. Read about dropping the 3rd nap here and about the impact dropping the third nap will have on your schedule here.

Language

At 8 months old, babies can understand a lot of what you are saying. Some can even say a word or a few words at this age. Sign language is an excellent way to communicate with babies in this age group. Read up on How To Teach Your Baby Sign Language here. 

Discipline

You might start to see that your little one needs some boundaries set. Do not be afraid to set boundaries with an 8 month old baby. Read this post on setting boundaries with babies for more on that.

Independent Playtime

As your baby gets more mobile, Independent Playtime length can start to extend some. Try extending your length of Independent Playtime to 30-45 minutes long.  You might even start some blanket time


Read: How To Get Your Child To Play Happily Alone


Schedule Basics

Most babies in this month will have the following in their schedule:

  • Eat 4 times a day. There will be 4 liquid feedings (you might need a 5th if breastfeeding) and 3 meals with solid foods. You might also add in a snack. 
  • Should be able to feed self some finger foods. Your feedings with solid foods should happen at the same time as a liquid feeding. 
  • Have 2-3 naps a day. Most will move to 2 naps at this age range if haven’t already.
  • Sleep 10-12 hours at night.
  • Not have a Dreamfeed. There can be exceptions, but the vast majority of babies should be done with a dreamfeed. The exception would be if your baby needs 5 liquid feedings and needs a 4 hour schedule in a day.
  • Have Independent Playtime each day for 30-45 minutes. 

Pinnable image with a picture of an 8 month old baby girl

Babywise 8 Month Old Sample Schedules

Here are the sample schedules used by my Babywise babies for this age range.

35 Week Old Schedules

McKenna:
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

Brinley:
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.


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36 Week Old Schedules

McKenna:
I shifted her schedule back a bit to make mornings a little less hectic.

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:45 AM–nap
12:20 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries).
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears). Finger foods.
6:30 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Brinley:
8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt). Indepenedent Playtime happens in this block.
10:15–nap
12:45–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.

The Babywise Mom Nap Guide: How to establish successful naps from birth through the preschool years

37 Week Old Schedules

McKenna:
8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:45 AM–nap
12:20 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries).
2:00 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.
6:30 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Brinley:
8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:15–nap
12:45–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.

38 Week Old Schedules

McKenna:
8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:45 AM–nap
12:20 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries).
2:00 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.
6:30 PM–nap. Some nights, she stays up until 6:45-6:50. We are getting closer to dropping this nap.
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Brinley
8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:15–nap
12:45–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.


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Babywise 8 month old schedule information

39 WEEKS OLD

McKenna:

8:15 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:45-10:00 AM–nap
12:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix with blueberries).
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

Brinley

8:45–nurse with solids (fruit, cereal, yogurt). Independent Playtime happens in this block.
10:15–nap
12:45–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 8 Month Old Schedules

Here are some sample Babywise schedules used by Babywise moms and readers of this blog.

Kristin said…
8 month old:
6:30/7 am – wake up & eat (8oz)
7:30 – cereal with fruit
7:45 – independent playtime in pack-n-play or on the floor
8:30/9 am – nap
10/10:30 am – wake up – snack – finger foods and water/juice
11/11:30 am – lunch – veggie and fruit/yogurg
12 pm – nap
1:30 pm – wake-up
2 pm – bottle (8 oz)
2:30 pm – outdoor/indoor playtime
3:30 pm – catnap
4:30 pm – wake-up
5 pm – dinner (meat, veggie, fruit cereal)
6 pm – start bedtime routine with bath
6:30 pm – bottle (8 oz)
7:00 pm – bedtime

Katy said…
8 Months girl
7:30 – wake up, nurse, solids
9:20 – nap
11:20 – nurse, solids
1:30 – nap
3:30 – nurse
4:45 – solids
5:30 – finger foods at dinner
6:50 – nurse
7:30 – bed

Elizabeth said…
8 month old boy:6:00 – wake/play in bed
6:30 – nurse
6:45 – play with Mom (floor time)
7:15 – breakfast (baby oatmeal and banana or applesauce)
8:30 – nap
10:30 – wake/nurse
10:45 – play (Jumperoo)
11:00 – lunch (5 oz. solids, usually 2 different veggies, and puffs)
11:15 – play (usually more floor time)
12:30 – nap
2:30 – wake/nurse
2:45 – play
4:30 – nap
6:00 – wake
6:30 – nurse
6:45 – dinner (5 oz. solids)
7:00 – start bedtime routine (change to pj’s, read books, etc.)
7:30 – bedtime (sleeps all night)

Lonica said…
8-11 Months:
8:00 wake, nurse, breakfast
10:00 nap
12:00 wake, nurse, lunch
3:00 nap
5:00 wake, nurse
5:15 independent play time
6:00 dinner with family
8:00 nurse, bed

S. Davis said…
8 1/2 month old (girl):
7:00 wake and play in bed
7:30 solids (plain yogurt and fruit or cereal and fruit) and bottle (6 oz)
8:30-9:00 IP in playpen
9:00-10:00 floor time with mommy
10:00-12:00 nap
12:00 wake, solids (vegetables and fruit) and bottle (6 oz)
1:00-3:00 errands, playtime, and/or swimming
3:00-5:00 wake, solids (vegetables and fruit) and bottle (4 oz)
6:00-6:30 playtime
6:30 bath and playtime with daddy
7:15 bottle (8 oz)
7:30 story and bed

Val,
I moved the naps back a little because she just doesn’t seem tired after only 2 – 2 1/2 hours of wake time. But even now, she is playing in her crib for 30 minutes before falling asleep at the beginning of each nap. I am having to wake her to eat lunch and dinner, but I don’t think I should push her naps back anymore…I mean she is already going 4 1/2 to 5 hours between meals during the day. Do you have any suggestions for other adjustments I should make?

Thanks! And thanks for all the schedules; it really helps to see what other families are doing!

Rue said…
Eight months old
Dwt 7 Nap 9:30-11:30Nap 2-3:30Bed by 7:15Nurse after each wake up. Solids 30-45 m before sleep

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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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