Babywise Sample Schedules: The Twelfth Month

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Sample schedules for an 11 month old using the Babywise method. This is the 12th month of life. Baby schedules for 48-52 weeks old.

Brinley sitting on a bench at 11 months old

This post tells you all about what to expect with your 11 month old Babywise baby. This is the twelfth month of life and baby is 11 months old headed toward 12 months old. By the end of this period, your baby will be 12 months old, or one year old. This is a very sad and exciting month all at the same time!

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 Twelfth Month Overview

As your baby moves through this month and toward being a 12 month old, here are some things to expect.

EAT

If you are still breastfeeding, you might be thinking about weaning from that coming up. Some people start to wean with an 11 month old so that you are done at 12 months old, while others wait to start weaning at 12 months old or older. There is no right or wrong general timeline–just best for your family. 

If you are bottle feeding, you might be thinking about weaning from a bottle and moving toward a sippy cup and/or weaning from formula.

No matter what you might be weaning from, see my post How To Wean Baby from Breast, Bottle, and Formula for all the tips.

You still want 3-4 liquid feedings in a day and 3 solid feedings in a day with an optional snack. 

If baby is not eating meals with the family, this is a good time to start thinking about that. Read through this post for full info and tips

Wake

Your wake time tips stay the same as they have been for a while. Have independent playtime each day. Learning time is great to have–it can be super, super simple. 

Independent playtime can be up to 60 minutes once a day, or you can still do shorter times twice a day.

Sleep

Stick to two naps, even if you think your baby needs one nap. Your baby still needs two naps. If you really think your baby is ready for one nap, read my post on the nap transition time first. 

11 Month Old Schedule Basics

Babies in the 9-12 month old age range have:

  • 3-4 liquid feedings
  • 3 solid feedings
  • A snack if needed/desired (snack can be a great time to practice finger food eating)
  • 2 naps per day
  • 10-12 hours of sleep at night
  • Independent Playtime for up to 60 minutes, typically once a day
  • Need for discipline throughout the day

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Babywise 11 Month Old Sample Schedules

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

48 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 48 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. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
2:30 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 48 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.

49 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 49 week old summary here)

8:20 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath (four days a week) and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:20 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. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
2:30 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 49 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 starts
12:45-1:00–wake up, nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30-3:00–nap starts
5:00–wake up, nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–feed, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:30.

50 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 50 week old summary here)

8:20 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath (four days a week) and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:20 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. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
2:30 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 50 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 starts
12:45-1:00–wake up, nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30-3:00–nap starts
5:00–wake up, bottle with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–bottle, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:30.

51 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 51 week old summary here)

8:30 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath (four days a week) and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:30 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. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
2:30 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, formula (sort of), 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 51 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 starts
12:45-1:00–wake up, nurse with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30-3:00–nap starts
5:00–wake up, bottle with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–bottle, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:30.

52 Weeks Old

McKenna: (Read her full 52 week old summary here)

8:30 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches/apricots and oatmeal). This is when we do a bath (four days a week) and independent playtime. We then do sibling playtime.
10:30 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. We then do blanket time followed by free play with me in the same room.
2:30 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, formula (sort of), 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 52 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 starts
12:45-1:00–wake up, bottle with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods)
2:30-3:00–nap starts
5:00–wake up, bottle with solids (veggie, fruit, finger foods) 
7:30–bottle, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00-8:30.

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Reader Sample Babywise 11 Month Old Schedules

Here are some sample schedules from readers for 11 month olds.

Schedule 1

11 Months girl
8:00 – wake up, nurse, solids (read, independent play time, dress, music time)
10:00 – nap
11:45-12:00 – wake, nurse, solids/finger foods (play yard during lunch prep, free play or errands)
2:00 – nap
3:45-4:00 – wake, nurse (exersaucer, walk/outside time, play yard during dinner prep)
5:20 – solids, finger foods at dinner (free play, walk/outside time, bath)
7:15 – nurse (pajamas, brush teeth, story time)
7:45 – bed

Schedule 2

11 month old girl (been pretty similar since 8 months)
8am – get up, have breakfast (porridge + a banana)
9am – 20-30mins of independent play in cot while mum gets dressed!
10am – milk (3/4oz)
10.30/11am – Nap (1.5-2hours)
12.30pm – Lunch (whatever I cooked for dinner the night before, plus a yoghurt and some fruit)
3pm – snack
3.30/4pm – Nap (45mins-1hour. Recently she’s sometimes not gone down for this though)
5.30pm – Dinner (finger-food eg cheese on toast, fruit)
6.45pm – Bath
7.15pm – Milk (6oz)
7.30pm – Bedtime

Schedule 3

11mo girl
6:45 wake, dress, breakfast
8:45 bottle, nap
10:45 wake, lunch, play
1:20 bottle, nap
3-3:30 wake, play, dinner
6:15 bath
6:30 bottle, stories
6:45 bed
sometimes at 5am small bottle, back to bed

Schedule 4

11 Months

7DWT breastmilk in bottle
8:30 Bfast
10-11 nap
11:00 breastmilk in bottle
12:30/1 lunch
2:30-4 nap
4:00 snack (we recently replaced this feeding with snack)
6:00 dinner
7:00 breastmilk in bottle
7:30/7:40 bed

Schedule 5

11.5 month boy:
8 am DWT, 8 oz bottle + breakfast
10:30-11:30 nap
12 pm 8 oz bottle + lunch
2-4 nap
4 pm 4 oz bottle + snack
7:30 pm 8 oz bottle, bedtime routine
8 bed

Schedule 6

11 months
Dwt 7am, BF, solids
Nap 10-11, BF, solids
Nap 2-3:30, BF
Dinner 5:15ish, BF 6/6:30ish
Bed 7pm


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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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