Reader Sample Schedules: 12-24 Months Old

Toddler schedules. Sample schedules for 12-24 month old toddlers used by real moms. Helpful schedule ideas for toddler moms.

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Comment on this post to add your individual children’s sample schedules, ages 12-24 months. Please include the age for the sample schedule. As you comment, I will organize the sample schedules into the main body of this post. Add them for any age; you don’t have to do all of them.

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12 Month Old

  • Anna said…
    12-15 Months

6:30 wake
8:15 morning nap
9:30-10:00 wake
12:00 lunch
1:00 afternoon nap
2:30-3 wake
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Bed

  • Marysol R. said…
     12. 5 month old7 am – wake & breakfast
    (this awake time we get dressed/bathe & have independent play)9:30 am – nap (this month the nap shortened from 9-11 to 9:30-11)11:00 – lunch, milk feed
    (this awake time we run errands or go to play group or for a walk, the park, its not very structured, its out & about time)


    1:45/2:00 pm nap for 2.5 hours
    (ever since the morning nap shortened up a bit, this nap has become a solid 2.5, sometimes 3 hour nap!)

    4:00 milk or snack
    (this awake time is sibling time, free play, and playpen time while I make dinner)

    5:30 dinner with family

    6:30 jammies, diaper, milk bottle, brush teeth, story, prayers, wind down

    7:00 pm bedtime

    7:15 (mop flops on to couch exhausted! 😉

13 Month Old

  • MA Mom said…
    13 month old BOY

7:30am wake up and breakfast
8:30am playtime with sibling (4yo)
9:30am books then nap
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm out and about (errands, playground, park, library, walk)
3:30pm books then nap
5:30pm dinner
6:30pm playtime with dad and sibling
7:30pm bath
8:00pm books with mom (sometimes sibling)
8:30pm bed

  • ajkhurdle said…13 month old9:00 – wake, breakfast, 8 oz milk*
    9:30-10:30 – playtime
    10:30-11:00 – learning activity
    11:00- nap
    1:00 – wake, lunch, 8 oz milk*
    1:30 – errands
    3:00ish – nap
    5:00 – wake, snack
    5:30-6:30/7 – play with daddy or ride in jogging stroller or watch mommy/daddy exercise
    7:00 – dinner, 8 oz milk*
    7:30/8pm – bath, brush teeth, relax with mommy in room
    8:30 – bed*she actually does not drink all 8 oz of milk at her meal. she usually takes the entire 2 hours between meal and nap to drink 8 oz. we are working toward the goal of drinking it at the meal only


Alex said…

13.5 month old boy

7:30 wake, breakfast, etc.
8:30 IP
9:00 get dressed and ready for the day, then play with Mom and reading time
10:00 nap
11:15 wake him
11:45 lunch
some combo of run errands, help Mom with simple chores, play time
2:15 nap
4:00ish he wakes, snack
a bit too much unstructured time here 🙂 then Dad gets home and he plays with Dad
6:00 dinner
7:30 bedtime

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14 Month Old

  • Katy said…
    14 Month Old Girl

8:00 Wake, Nurse, maybe play for a bit
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Play at home or go on a walk (independent play, books, quietish acitivities). Bath 2x a week (unless she gets covered in something sooner than that!)
10:00 Nap
12:00 Wake, nurse if she’ll sit still for 1 minute!
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Out of the house–errands, pool, meet friends…usually more active things
3or4 (depending on day) Nap
5or6 (depending on start of nap time) Wake & play while mom makes dinner
6:30-7ish Dinner
7ish Play with Dad! Her favorite time of the day!
8-8:30ish Bedtime. Read books, hugs for everyone, snuggle for a minute, then lay down & lights out.

  • Lindsay said…14 month old daughter(Side note: I am a full-time working mom and so is my husband, so she spends a chunk of the day at a caretaker who keeps her on a great schedule)6:30 – Wake, Diaper Change, 8 oz whole milk
    7:30 – Breakfast – cereal, fruit, toast, yogurt
    8:30 – At Babysitters — playing!!
    9:30 – Nap
    12:00 – Wake, 8 oz whole milk
    1:00 – Lunch
    2:30 – Nap
    3:30 – 4:00 Wake, snack and play
    4:30 – Pick up my princess!!
    5:00 – 8 oz of whole milk while mom makes dinner
    5:30 – Play with mom and dad
    6:00 – Dinner with family
    6:45 – Bath
    7:00 – PJs, stories, bed
  • Katie {My Paisley Apron} said…14mo girl6:30 wake, bottle
    7 dress, breakfast, play
    8:30-8:50 bottle, nap
    9:15-9:30 asleep
    10:15 I wake her
    11 lunch
    12:45 bottle, nap at 12:55
    1:15-2 asleep
    3-4:15 wakes
    5 dinner
    6:10 bath, bottle, stories
    6:45 bed

15 Month Old

  • LKD said…
    15 Months

Wake 7am/8oz milk
Breakfast 8am
Nap 10:15am
Wake her up at 11am
Lunch 11:30am
Nap 2pm
Up 4pm/8oz milk
Dinner 6pm
Bath 7:15pm
Bed 7:30pm

  • Matt, Rebekah, and Micah said…15 Month old boy:7:00 Wake up, breakfast
    7:45 Room Time
    8:00 Play outside, go for a walk
    9:00 Nap Time
    10:30/11:00 Wake up
    11:00 Lunch
    11:30 Run errands
    1:00 Nap Time
    3:00 Wake up, Snack, Play/Pool
    5:00 Daddy time
    5:30 Family Dinner Time
    6:00-7:00 Walk, Park, Bath
    7:15 Bed
  • Dale said…15 month old daughter5.30am – Wake and chat in crib
    6.00am – I go in and get her – 4 oz milk
    6.30am – walk
    7.00am – breakfast – cereal, toast, yog, fruit, egg
    9.40am to 10.00am Catnap
    10.00am – 4 oz milk
    Out and about
    12.00pm – lunch – meat, fruit, cheese, sandwich
    1.30pm to 2.45pm – Nap
    2.45pm – 4 oz milk
    Play/ Songs/Books
    5.00pm – Dinner – pasta, green veg, orange veg, beans, fruit
    Dad time
    6.00pm – Bath/ PJ’s/ 4oz milk/ book/ song
    6.30pm – Bed
  • Kristy Powers said… 15 months old7:30 eat breakfast w/7 oz. milk, free playtime, get dressed
    8:00ish independent playtime
    8:45 drive brother to school
    9:15 I jog with him in stroller (or errands)
    10:00 nap
    11:00 lunch w/ 7 oz. milk
    11:30 outside playtime
    11:45 pick up brother (gets water)
    12:10 arts and crafts
    12:30 help me with housework
    12:45 structured playtime
    1:15 sibling playtime
    1:45 read aloud to him, quiet toys
    2:00 nap
    4:00 snack w/ water
    4:15 outside playtime
    5:00 independent playtime
    5:30 dinner w/ 7 oz. milk
    6:00 free play
    6:45 bathtime
    7:15 brush teeth, read books
    7:30 bedtime Nicole said… 


    15 month old girl

    7am Wake, breakfast, and free play while I make my husband and myself breakfast. She has finger foods while we eat and then “helps” me clean up the kitchen.
    8:30am Help me start laundry, brush teeth, get dressed and play quietly until naptime.
    9am Nap
    11am Wake, lunch, room time
    1pm Coloring/structured play or errands
    2pm Nap
    4pm Wake, snack, outside/pool, structured play while I make dinner
    5:30pm Dinner
    6:15pm My husband gives her a bath, brushes her teeth, and reads books to her, play in room
    7pm Bed


    Colby~Megan~Hayden said… 

    15 Months- Girl- this has been our schedule since she was 8 months old! It has been so nice to have the consistency!
    8:00 Wake up- milk- breakfast
    8:45 get dressed and Pac n play time
    9:30 play with mom
    10:00 Nap (woot woot)
    12:00 Wake up- milk- lunch with mom and dad
    12:30 Play with dad till he goes back to work
    1:00 Run errands or play outside
    2:30 Nap
    4:00 Wake up- milk
    4:30 Snack
    6:00 Dinner
    7:15 Bath time
    7:45 Milk
    8:00 Bed time 

    Kelly Grant said… 

    This is our Routine Monday-Friday. My Little one is 15 months now. We have been on this routine since about 12 months.

    8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, get dressed
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, clean up
    9:00-9:30 Independent Play Time
    9:30-10:00 Walk in stroller, playground
    10:00-10:30 Walk in stroller, playground
    10:30-11:00 NAP
    11:00-11:30 NAP
    11:30-12:00 NAP
    12:00-12:30 Learning activity
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:30 Free Play in Living Room
    1:30-2:00 Blanket time
    2:00-2:30 Structured Play Time with Mommy
    2:30-3:00 Read then NAP
    3:00-3:30 NAP
    3:30-4:00 NAP
    4:00-4:30 NAP
    4:30-5:00 NAP
    5:00-5:30 Free Play in Living Room
    5:30-6:00 Dinner
    6:00-6:30 Structured Playtime with Daddy
    6:30-7:00 Outside Play
    7:00-7:30 Outside Play
    7:30-8:00 Bedtime Routine
    8:00 BEDTIME!!!!

    8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, get dressed
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, clean up
    9:00-9:30 Independent Play Time
    9:30-10:00 Outside Play
    10:00-10:30 Free play in Room, Reading time
    10:30-11:00 NAP
    11:00-11:30 NAP
    11:30-12:00 NAP
    12:00-12:30 Learning Activity
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:30 Blanket Time
    1:30-2:00 Music Time
    2:00-2:30 Reading
    2:30-3:00 NAP
    3:00-3:30 NAP
    3:30-4:00 NAP
    4:00-4:30 NAP
    4:30-5:00 NAP
    5:00-5:30 Learning Activity
    5:30-6:00 Dinner
    6:00-6:30 Structured Playtime with Daddy
    6:30-7:00 Family Walk
    7:30-8:00 Bedtime Routine
    8:00 BEDTIME!!!!

    8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, get dressed
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, clean up
    9:00-9:30 Independent Play Time
    9:30-10:00 Baby and Me Walk, Playground
    10:00-10:30 Baby and Me Walk, Playground
    10:30-11:00 NAP
    11:00-11:30 NAP
    11:30-12:00 NAP
    12:00-12:30 Learning activity
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:30 Pool
    1:30-2:00 NAP
    2:00-2:30 NAP
    2:30-3:00 Read then NAP
    3:00-3:30 NAP
    3:30-4:00 NAP
    4:00-4:30 NAP
    4:30-5:00 NAP
    5:00-5:30 Free Play in Living Room
    5:30-6:00 Dinner
    6:00-6:30 Structured playtime with Daddy
    6:30-7:00 Family Time
    7:30-8:00 Bedtime Routine
    8:00 BEDTIME!!!!

    8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, get dressed
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, clean up
    9:00-9:30 Independent Play Time
    9:30-10:00 Structured Playtime with Mommy
    10:00-10:30 Playgroup
    11:30-12:00 NAP
    12:00-12:30 NAP
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:30 Errands, if applicable
    2:30-3:00 Read then NAP
    3:00-3:30 NAP
    3:30-4:00 NAP
    4:00-4:30 NAP
    4:30-5:00 NAP
    5:00-5:30 Learning Activity
    5:30-6:00 Dinner
    6:00-6:30 Blanket Time
    6:30-7:00 Family Walk
    7:30-8:00 Bedtime Routine
    8:00 BEDTIME!!!!

    8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, get dressed
    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, clean up
    9:00-9:30 Independent Play Time
    9:30-10:00 Walk in stroller, playground
    10:00-10:30 Walk in stroller, playground
    10:30-11:00 NAP
    11:00-11:30 NAP
    11:30-12:00 NAP
    12:00-12:30 Free Play in Living Room
    12:30-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-1:30 Errands, if applicable
    2:30-3:00 Read then NAP
    3:00-3:30 NAP
    3:30-4:00 NAP
    4:00-4:30 NAP
    4:30-5:00 NAP
    5:00-5:30 Learning activity
    5:30-6:00 Dinner
    6:00-6:30 Structured Playtime with Daddy
    6:30-7:00 Family Time
    7:30-8:00 Bedtime Routine
    8:00 BEDTIME!!!!

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16 Month Old

  • the Shipe’s said…
    16 month old boy Sample Schedule

7:30am wake, cuddle/tv time
8:00am breakfast
8:20am diaper change, free play
8:50am mom time
9:15am room time (working on extending length)
9:45am mom time
10:00am morning nap
11:00am wake, lunch
11:30am family time
12:00pm learning time (usually something like coloring or playdough)
12:30pm outdoor play
1:15pm afternoon nap
2:45 wake, snack
3:30 errands/pool
5:00 family time
5:30-6:00 dinner
6:30 family time/walk/park
7:30 bath/ bedtime routine
8:00 bed

  • The Frosts said…16 month schedule – Girl6:30-7:00- wake
    If wakes before 6:30, she is left in bed until 6:45 (7:00 if still happy).
    7:00-7:10 – free play with toys in living room; loves this chance to roam, and “rediscover” her toys
    7:15-7:45 – breakfast
    milk, oatmeal with PB/yogurt; toast; applesauce; pancakes; fruit; bran cereal; low-fat/low sugar banana bread
    7:45-8:00 – play
    8:00-8:15 – diaper and dressed
    8:30-10:00 – walk outside in stroller/errands
    10:00-10:30 – independent play time
    10:45-11:15 – read/check mail/play
    11:15-11:45 – lunch
    cheese, fruit, cheese toast, leftovers, milk
    12:00-12:30 – read, diaper change, play outside
    12:30-3:00 – nap
    varies depending on day (sometimes 1-4, sometimes 12:30-3:30, sometimes shorter); generally at least a 2-hr nap
    3:15 – milk
    3:30-4:45 – walk in stroller outside
    5:00-5:15 – play during supper prep
    5:30-6:00 – supper
    6:00 – outside play with Mommy/Daddy; cleanup etc.,
    6:25 – bath
    6:30-6:45 – jammies, milk, teethbrushing, book
    7:00 – bed
    (sometimes as early as 6:30 if teething/overtired etc.,)thesieberts said…16 month old – Boy7:30-8am – Wake, cuddles & cartoons
    8am – Breakfast
    8:30-9am – Play in bedroom
    9-10:30am – Free play, read, play in the backyard, help mom vaccuum :), etc.
    10:30am – Snack
    11am – 1/1:30pm – Nap
    1:30pm – Lunch
    2-5pm – Run errands or activity like going for a walk, go to the pool, park, play date, etc.
    5-6pm – Free play while Mom cooks dinner
    6pm – Dinner (and Daddy gets home – yay!)
    7:30pm – Bath & bedtime routine
    8pm – BedtimeStephanie said…16 mo boy
    7am wake, milk
    7:30 breakfast
    8 run in jogging stroller
    9 nap if we’re home
    10:30 snack errands, playdates
    12 lunch
    1pm nap
    3pm snack
    3:30 mommy play time
    4pm independent play
    4:30 sibling play
    5:30pm dinner
    6:30 bath
    7pm bedBeth said…16 month old girl:


    7:00-7:30 wake and play in crib till daddy comes in around 7:30. 7 oz. milk in bed with mommy while she is waking up.

    7:30 Play while mommy gets ready

    8:30 Breakfast- usually yogurt with added fruit puree, cheerios, fruit

    Certain days we go to the gym, dance class, a friends house, or mommy is picking up the house.

    11:00 Lunch

    11:30 Nap

    2:00-2:30 Wake up

    Half hour or so after she wakes she eats a snack. I was giving it right away but she stopped taking it, so I waited a bit till she woke up more.

    2:30 Snack (cheese, cheerios, fruit, rice cake, some combo of these)

    Mondays and Wednesdays we do swim lessons in the pm. Other days we run out to get her out of the house in a cool environment during the summer. Too hot outside at this time of day.

    5:00-5:30 Dinner

    6:20 Bath

    6:35 Bottle, books, brush teeth, sing songs and cuddle, pray

    7:00 Down

    After writing this out and looking over her schedule, I see there are a lot of open gaps with too much playtime in there. I think she really needs a lot more structure than I’m giving her.

17 Month Old

  • Erin said…
    17 month old

7:00-7:30am Waketime
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Independent playtime in room
9:15am Playtime with mom/also helping with laundry!
10:00am Snack
10:15am TV time
10:30am outside/playgroup/library/errands (depending on the day!)
11:30am learning activity (if we’re at home)
12:00pm lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm nap
4:00pm playtime with mom
4:45pm free playtime
5:30pm dinner
6:00pm free playtime with mom & dad
7:00pm bathtime, reading
8:00pm bedtime

  • Laura said… 17 Month Boy (He drinks 4-8 ounces of milk with each meal. So far he has not seemed to need a snack.)7:00 – Wake up, eat breakfast
    7:40 – Individual play time
    8:40 (mon, wed, fri) – walk outside
    8:40 (tue, thu, sat) – structured playtime
    9:40 – nap time
    11:00 – wake up, read books with mom
    11:30 – play with dad while mom fixes lunch
    12:00 – lunch
    12:30 – blanket time
    1:00 – free playtime
    1:45 – naptime
    4:00 – wake up, run errands or go see friends and family
    5:30ish – dinner
    6:00 – family time
    6:40 – bath time, pjs, read a book
    7:00 – bedtime D & H said… 


    17-month old boy

    6:30 or 7am wake up
    7:00 breakfast, morning prayer, independent playtime (30-45 min), free playtime
    9:15-10:30 nap 2-3 days of the week or sometime in the morning we will go to storytime, playgroup, the park, or church. Still in the process of dropping this nap. Free play or activities with mom after nap/morning activity.
    11:30 or 12pm lunch
    1pm song, story, nap
    3:30-4:30 wake up, time with mom, free playtime
    5:00 play with Dad while Mom makes dinner
    5:30 Dinner then family time
    7:15 Put PJs on, sing song, read scriptures, say prayers, milk, and then in bed by 7:45

    Katie {My Paisley Apron} said…17mo girl

    7 wake, milk, dress
    7:45 breakfast
    8 free play inside
    8:30 play outside
    9 milk, then rest time / room time / possible 15-20 min nap
    9:45-10 up and out, free play or play outside
    11:15 lunch
    11:45 free play
    12:20 milk, nap
    12:30 usually asleep
    2:30 wakes, plays quietly
    3:00 out of crib, play outside
    4:30 movie time or play inside
    5:00 movie time over
    5:15 dinner
    5:45 free play
    6:10 bath
    6:20 milk, brush teeth, stories, bed

18 Month Old

  • roberjen said…
    18 month old:

Wake; 6 oz milk and breakfast – 7:30/8am
Get dressed, brush teeth
Free Play
Roomtime (still working on) – Not going so well right now – can only do about 5 minutes
Structured activity (10 minutes or so)
Outside time
Free Play
Lunch + 6 oz milk – 11am
Nap – 12 to 2/3
Snack + 6 oz milk – 3pm
Roomtime – 5 minutes (see above)
Outside or Errands
Free play or errands
Supper – 5:30
Bedtime routine – 6:30
Bed – 7pm

  • rachelhockey said…18 Month Old Sample Schedule8:15 Wake up, change clothes and nappy
    8:30 Breakfast
    9:00-10:00 Free and structured playtime, playtime with mom
    10:00-10:20 Blanket time (working on upping the length)
    10:30 Play outside/take a walk/play group with friends
    11:30 Lunch
    12:00-1:00 Free playtime and playtime with mom (reading books)
    1:00-3:30 Nap
    3:30-4:30 Snack, structured playtime
    4:30 Movie
    5:00 Dinner
    6:00 Playtime with dad
    7:00 Bedtime routine including bath
    7:30 Lights out

19 Month Old

Brent, Hannah, and Madison Hall said…

19mo old girl

7am wake (snack/breakfast)
9am sometimes naps but only if we are home or that I feel she needs it
10am wakes from nap
11:30am Lunch
12:30pm Nap
3-3:30pm Wakes up and snack
5:30pm Dinner
8pm Bed

Rochelle said…19 months:
7:45 wake
Bible, breakfast, clean up, then either homeschool preschool (with older sisters he sits in on), swimming lessons, errands, outside, independent playtime…etc)
12:15 lunch
1:00 nap for 2-3 hours
4:00 wake up if not up yet and snack
5:30/6 dinner
Family time
7:30/7:45 bedtime

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20 Month Old

  • Ashley said…
    Sample Schedule for 20 month old

7:30am Wake and snuggle for a few minutes (may read two books)
7:45am Breakfast
8:30am Help Mommy clean up breakfast stuff
9:00am Independent/Room play time
10:30am Small snack such as Cheerios (may finish milk from breakfast)
10:45am Library/Park/Playdate/Grocery store/anything outside of the house about two to three times per week, the other days we stay in and work on skills or crafts, she may help with laundry,etc
12:00pm Lunch at home
12:30pm Bath time and then read about 5-15 books
1:00pm Nap time
4:00pm Wake and watch a little TV while “helping” Mommy make dinner
5:00pm Daddy home and dinner
6:00pm Family Time/Ice Cream/Bookstore/Pool time
7:30pm Read some books and into bed!

  • Sarah said…20 Month Old girl-
    7-7:30am–Wake up, Breakfast, Get Dressed.Morning varies but has structure based on the day’s activities: Free play, outside play (if cool), community classes (ie library, swim, yoga, PAT playgroups), craft/color, sing songs, house chores, or run errands.9:30a or 10a-Snack (if needed), diaper change.11:30 or 12-Lunch12:30-Diaper change, Read books


    12:30-2p or 2:30p-Naps

    3pm-Diaper change, Snack

    Play inside or outside. Some days 20 min of Elmo.

    5p-Diaper change. Free play while Mom preps dinner or playtime at the KidZone at the Y while Mom works out.

    6:15pm-Dinner with mom and dad.

    7:15-7:45p-Bath on bathnights, get jammies on, read books.

  • Marcelle said…Typically:DWT 6.30/ 07.00
    Breakfast+ tea
    09.30 fruit+ water
    11.30 lunch
    12.00 nap
    14.00 wake (max 2 hr nap otherwise wakes at night)
    15.00 snack+ water
    17.30 dinner+ tea/ water
    18.00 bath time
    19.00/19.30 bed

21 Month Old

Mollyanne said…

21-month-old boy

7:00 – wake, milk, tv time
8:00 – breakfast
8:30 – Room time (independent play)
9:30 – Free play
10:00 – Outing (errands, playdate, etc.)
12:30 – lunch
1:00 – nap
3:30 – milk, reading time, sometimes a snack
4:00 – outside time
5:30 – play time with Daddy
6:30 – dinner
7:30 – bath then bed

Ellyn said…

21 month old boy

6:30 wake and nurse in bed

(Can’t seem to ween him out of this one and only feeding; pure laziness out of my part) and then read books in bed with Mommy and Daddy

7:00 free play

(Each night I put out one new rotated toy on his table so he gets excited every morning)

7:30 breakfast

8:00 IP – roomtime

(I exercise and get a quick shower in)

9:00 dress, brush teeth, then I eat breakfast on the go

9:30 get out of house-library, swim, play date, shopping

10:45 come home and eat lunch

11:30 or noonish nap for 2 to 2.5 hours

(My work time-I work from home as a Web designer)

2:00 or 2:30 TV (Signing Time or Baby Einstein)

3:00 snack

3:15 go for a walk or play in sandbox outside

4:00 books or structure time

4:30 supper prep for me, music time for him (he lays on floor, listening, and plays with cars)

5:30 Daddy comes home–dinner

6:00 Daddy time while I work from home

7:00 bath

7:30 books

7:45 bed (Lately won’t fall asleep until 8:30 due to summer I think but it’s been very frustrating. I’m in the process of troubleshooting).

Lindsey said…21 months:
8:30/9 wake
9:30 independent play in her popup playard. Rotating toys
Errands, YMCA, park, etc
12:00 lunch
Outside play
1:00 books in bed/nap
(She’s a marathon napper, 3+hours usually)
5:00 dinner
Play w siblings
6:45 Bathtime
7:15 books
7:30 bed

22 Month Old


23 Month Old

  • Tracy said…
    23 month twins

7am wake, 8 oz milk
8am breakfast
830-10 playtime – unstructured or with sibling
10-1130 snack and structured playtime with mommy or on a playdate
1130 lunch
1200-200 nap
200 unstructured/independent playtime
300-400 structured playtime and snack
400 free time/sometimes we watch TV at this time
500 playtime with daddy
530 dinner
600 more playtime with daddy
630 bedtime routine, including bath
700 lights out

24 Month Old


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  1. Thank you everyone for adding your sample schedules!I have added them to the body of the post and will now be deleting your comments.Readers are still welcome to add sample schedules!

  2. I have a question about milk and breakfast time. I am trying to sync my 12 month old with his older sisters who are in elementary school. We all wake at 6:30am. He nurses a hungry nurse (which I hope to make into an 8oz bottle or sippie of milk soon!) and then he's not ready or hungry for breakfast when the girls eat breakfast. Instead he gets hungry when we are taking the girls to school. The trip to and from school takes about an hour so when he gets hungry for breakfast that ends up being another nursing session as it's not easy to eat solids in the train (we live in the city). I know with my other girls we did milk first then an hour later breakfast solids but does it work as well to switch that and do family breakfast then a bottle afterwards? That may seem like a really dumb question but I'm not sure how to fit everything in in the mornings and maybe i'm a little brain dead. But I'm wondering which is more important, the breakfast foods or the milk?Thank you so much for your help!Becky

  3. Becky, I think I would do breakfast and then milk. At 12 months, I actually gave it at basically the same time, so you could do that. I would probably do family breakfast, then bottle during the drive if it is close enough to breakfast time.

  4. Help me Val! I've read every sample schedule I can get my hands on for a 1-nap baby, and we don't seem to fit any of them. My daughter is 13.5 months and 2 weeks ago dropped to 1 nap. I feel very sure she made this drop on her own and we're at 1 nap for good; there was no transition time or effort on my part; she just stopped sleeping at the 2nd nap (which had been about 4-5:30pm) cold turkey. She goes to bed about 9pm, wakes around 8am (I know a late bedtime is frowned upon, but the late bedtime means a later waketime and since I'm pregnant with #2 and sleep best in the morning, I haven't wanted to push up bedtime and therefore waketime). She gets sleepy by 11:30 or 12pm most days, so I am for no later than a 12:30 start time to the nap; sometimes it begins as early as 11:30am. She usually only takes 10ish minutes to fall asleep, but raaaaarely makes it past 90 minutes of naptime (sometimes only 60 minutes). She then wakes up cranky and becomes woefully cranky around 5pm each day. Twice I've tried putting her down for a short 2nd nap to make it to the late bedtime to no avail. Today I left her for 2 hours after she woke to make sure she wasn't going to fall back to sleep- no luck. She simply won't nap a second time, so we're just stuck with a cranky baby all evening. Three times since starting a 1-nap routine has she had a 2.5+ hour nap, so I know she's capable, but those days weren't aberrant from the rest so I don't know why they were randomly good ones.I know we haven't been doing 1 nap for all that long yet, but I feel certain she can't get by on just 1.5 hours of daytime sleep, right? And I'm going crazy. How on earth do I get a consistent 2+ hour nap? Do I stretch pre-nap wake time? Put her to bed super early (like 7:30? I don't see her making it to 8am with an early bedtime, and won't an earlier wake time require an earlier nap start time and perpetuate the need to go to bed earlier, then wake earlier, so we can never establish a schedule?) Do I just wait it out and pray that after another week or two she adjusts and takes a longer nap?

  5. Sunk Costs,So on a one nap schedule, you should have at least a two hour nap, but most will sleep around 3, some even four hours. My guess is she needs to go down for her first nap a little earlier than she is going down and then still have another nap. Since sh is waking at 8, she should be able to make it until at least noon if she is really ready for a one nap a day thing. Most babies her age who are ready for not always having a second nap do the one nap some days, two other days. It is a weaning process rather than a dropping. At this point, if she isn't napping well still, I would look into an earlier nap with adding a second nap in, also. Good luck!

  6. My daughter is almost 19 months old and has been on one nap for a while now. I can't get her to nap for more than 2 hours. She wakes up by 2:30 maybe 2:45 no matter what time I put her down so she can never make it to her bedtime of 7:30 without getting overtired. I need help tweaking her schedule. How do I get to a longer naptime?

  7. My daughter is almost 19 months old and has been on one nap for a while now. I can't get her to nap for more than 2 hours. She wakes up by 2:30 maybe 2:45 no matter what time I put her down so she can never make it to her bedtime of 7:30 without getting overtired. I need help tweaking her schedule. How do I get to a longer naptime?

  8. WORKING PARENTS4 months – 3.5 hour schedule 6:30 am Wake Feed Play8:00 am nap time9:30 am Wake Feed Play11:00 am nap time 12:30 pm Wake Feed Play2:30 pm nap time4:00 pm Wake Feed Play6:00 pm Nap time7:30 pm Wake Feed Bath8:30 pm Bed timeWe have adjusted to fit what works best with out LO. Obviously, every baby is different and may require more or less nap time then ours but this has worked wonders for us. He is up with us when we have to get ready for work and his schedule is perfect for our afternoon of getting home from work, cooking dinner and having quality time with him before we all go to bed for the night. I swear by baby wise and have recommended it to all of my parent friends.

  9. I should have mentioned how his schedule works with ours6:30 wake/feed/play 7:15 drop off at day care8:00 nap9:30 wake/feed/play11:00 nap12:30 wake/feed/play2:30 nap3:45 picked up from day care4:00 feed/play6:00 nap7:30 wake/feed/bath8:30 bedtime

  10. thetam, have you tried an earlier nap time? Also, is there something happening at that time that could be waking baby up? A certain noise? The way the sun hits his room?

  11. 21 MonthsIt's summer right now, so our awake times are a bit relaxed :)6:45-7:15 Wake7:15 Up for the day, get dressed7:30breakfastChores, read books, free play, errands, or if it's a hot day, play outside9:00-10 Independent play11:30-12:30 Make, eat, clean up lunch and read books before nap12:30-2:30 nap3:00 snackPlay outside, go for a walk, to the pool, if it's really hot, a trip to the library or inside fun5:00 play time with Daddy, watch some Veggie Tales silly songs5:30 Supper6:30 Bedtime

  12. 17 Months Old:8:30 Wake Up, Change Diaper, Breakfast and watch Sesame Street9:30 Swimming/Play!11:00 Lunch11:30 Bath12:00 Bottle and Nap4:00 Wake Up, Change Diaper, Eat SnackPlay!6:30 Dinner7:45 Get ready for bed8:00 Bottle and BedSleep through the night.

  13. 17 Month Old – Boy7AM – DWT9:30/45AM – Nap time (takes at least 30 minutes to fall asleep)11AM – Wake Him2:00PM – Nap time (takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to fall asleep)4:30PM – Wake Him8:00PM – BedtimeI think we almost ready to transition to ONE NAP!

  14. 15 month old boy 7:15 wake up and out of crib9:45 nap10:45 wake from nap2:15 nap4:15 wake from nap 7:30 bed About once/twice a week he skips a nap and has slowly been shortening his morning nap. I think in another month or so we will be down to one nap.

  15. 16 month old boy8:30-9:15 BreakfastWaketime11:45-12:00 LunchWaketimeNap4:00-4:30 SnackWaketime6:00-6:30 DinnerWaketime7:45-8:00 BedtimeAround 15 1/2 months, he officially dropped the morning nap. His afternoon nap begins at 1:00 and lasts until 4:00-4:30. His night sleep falls anywhere in the range of 12-13.5 hours, but 13 hours is the average.

  16. 14 month old boy8:15-8:45 BreakfastWaketimeNap12:00-12:15 LunchWaketimeNap4:00-4:30 SnackWaketime6:00-6:30 DinnerWaketime8:00-8:10 BedtimeAt 13 months, we cut out the "bedtime snack." We found that it was contributing to his waking in the night and waking early in the morning. You can read more about those sleep issues here. Ever since then, his sleep (nighttime and naps) have been totally back to normal.His morning nap is around 1.5 hours and his afternoon nap is around 2 hours. If we calculated waketime, it would be about 2-2.5 hours in the morning and about 2 hours in the afternoon.We put him down for bed around 8:00-8:10. His total night sleep time ranges anywhere from 12-13 hours.

  17. 18 month old GIRL(This is our summer schedule, all play/learning is moveable, but these times stay the same.)7:00 a.m. – wake7:30 a.m. – breakfast9:30 a.m. – snack11:30 a.m. – lunch12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – nap2:15 p.m. – snack6:00 p.m. – dinner7:30 p.m. – bath, snack (if needed) bed (in bed by 8:00 p.m.)

  18. 15 MO girl7:30 wake, drink milk, breakfast with mom8:30 roomtime while mom gets ready9-10:15 free play, helping mom clean up, reading books10:15-11:15 nap11:30 lunch with water12-2:15 take a walk, playdates, run errands-out of the house2:15 nap3:45 wake, cuddle, milk, structured activity while mom cooks dinner5:00 dinner, dad gets home, then family time7:30 milk, bath, books, brush teeth8:00 bedtimeShe has never been a very good napper, and will only sleep 11.5 hours at night, but this seems to work for us!

  19. 14 month girl:(I'm giving her 10 oz. of milk with meals because she loves milk and she still eats well.)7:00 am wake (snacks on dry cereal till mom is awake enough to fix breakfast :)8:00 am breakfast then play w/ brother9:30 am nap11:00 am wake11:30 am lunch and play1:30 pm nap3:30 pm snack and play6:00 pm dinner8:00 pm bath, book8:30 pm bedtime

  20. 18 Month Old Girl:8:30 or 9:00 – wake up and eat breakfast9:30 – 10:45 or 11:00 – independent play in room in pack-n-play11:00 – chores with Mama. Usually she "helps" me unload the dishwasher and we feed the dog together.11:30 – free play with Mama. Usually reading books or blowing bubbles.12:00 – pick up toys and get ready for lunch12:15 – eat lunch12:45 – 1:00 – change diaper, naptime routine1:00 – 4:30 – naptime4:30 – 5:00 – snack time (we eat a pretty late dinner)5:00 – 6:00 or 6:15 – structured play. Sometimes in the high chair. She will color or play with a whiteboard and dry erase maker (don't worry, they're non-toxic.) Sometimes we do puzzles. It really varies and depends on what I need to finish for dinner prep. My husband comes home during this hour, too, so she plays with him when he gets home.6:15 – 6:45 – dinner.6:45 – 7:10 – bathtime7:10 – 7:30 – play with Daddy. Wind down for the night. Bedtime routine7:30 – bedtime

  21. Michelle- mum to 18mth old girl:Wake 7-7.15amBreakfast – 7.30amIndoor play/outside time on a walk til noonishLunch – 12.00Nap- 12.45-3.30Occasional snack at 3.30Dinner- 6pmBath- 6.50pmRead books, sleep – 7.30pm

  22. 13.5-month-old boy:6:15/6:30 – wake, bottle7:30 – breakfast (will drop a.m. bottle soon)11:15 – lunch12 – down for nap2/3 – wake, snack5/5:30 – dinner6:307 bath and bottle7 in bed

  23. 17 1/2 month old twins:7-7:15 Wake7:30 Sippy Cup of milk/breakfast8-11:00 Walk, IPT occasionally, Free play11-11:30 Lunch w/sippy cup of milk11:30-12:15 Clean up, read books12:15-2:30/3:00 Nap3:00 Snack w/sippy cup of water3:30-5:30 Play, outings6:00 Dinner w/sippy cup of milk6:30-7 Bath and BooksIn bed by 7:15

  24. I also should mention that our twins nap in different rooms. Our daughter doesn't take as long of a nap as our son does.

  25. 14 month old7:00 wake, nurse 7:30 breakfast8:30 get dressed, walk or outside play9:15 nap10:45 nurse11:15 lunch 1:15 nap2:45. Nurse 3:00 snack 5:45 dinner 6:30 play with dad7:00 bedtime routine7:30 bed

  26. My daughter is 18 months old and what I consider to be a high sleep needs child! We tried, unsuccessfully dropping the morning nap this month and it just isn't happening yet. :)7am wake time, breakfast7:30am chores, sibling play9-10:30am nap10:30am snack11am independent playtime12:30 lunch1-3:30 pm nap3:30 snack4pm outdoor play5pm screen time5:30 pm dinner6:30 bath7pm bedtime

  27. 18 Month Old Boy6.30-7 wakes up and plays in crib until he hears daddys alarm at 7.7.00 get up, nappy change, get dressed, play in sisters room while we get her dressed7.30 breakfast8.00 free play with older sister and mummy8.30 Has his milk in highchair, then clean teeth and wash face, do hair8.45 Go to nursery 3 mornings a week or if at home read books with mummy9.00 Tv time or free play9.20 Small snack9.30 Various activities – walk outside, park, playdate,errands, music class, library11.30 Lunch/ free play12.00 milk /nappy change12.30 nap3.30 awake/ milk/ read books with mummy4.00 free play/ or music time with mummy/ or sibling play in room4.30 outside activity- kick ball etc or table activity in highchair5.00-free play5.20 Dinner 5.45 Read books in highchair – I set timer for 9 mins and he is happy to do this6.00 Tidy house together and then watch christian childrens dvd 25 min/ or daddy time if home/or bath6.30 bedtime routine7.00 in bed I would like to do independent playtime with him also. That is my goal for the next few months. Not sure on a time yet though.

  28. 18 mo boy7:00ish Begins waking up in crib7:30 Read books/drink milk in room7:45 Breakfast7:45-8:30 Independent play time, coloring, play-doh8:30-10 YMCA (Mom works out while baby is in kid's place)*Small snack at 9:3010-11:30 Run errands, Pool, or story time11:45 Lunch then play with mom1:00-3:30 Nap3:30 Snack3:30-5:00 Varies…Music class, run errands, play outside, park5:00 Independent play or short TV time while mom cooks6:00 Dinner as a family6:30 Go for a walk, play with dad7:00 Bath 7:30 Bed

  29. Hi! I'm am totally at a loss right now with my daughters schedule and I would love some advice!! She just turned 17 months and I think we are transitioning to one nap. However she has all of the sudden been waking up anywhere from 5-6:30 in the morning!! Obviously this is way too early but I can't figure out the problem! If I give her a nap in the morning around 9/9:30 I'll have to wake her at 11 and then she hasn't been falling asleep in the afternoon. I usually try and put her down around 2 pm. So then she's been up from 11 am -7pm. When she wakes this early she can't make it until afternoon nap. I would love some suggestions to know where to start!! Thank you in advance!

  30. 22 month old boy 7:00 wake up, breakfast8:00 independent play time in room for one hour10:00 snack12:00 lunch1:00 nap (usually 1.5 hrs)5:30 supper7:30/7:45 bedtime

  31. 16 Month Old Boy7 DWT7:30/8 Breakfast8:30-9:30 Independent Play Time11 Lunch11:30-2:30 Nap3 Snack5/5:30 Dinner6ish Bath6:30/7 Bed (Depending on length of nap)

  32. 14 month old girl:Wake at 7:30 amBreakfast, blanket time, walk, chores with mamaNap 10-11 amPlaypen time, outside play, lunch, free play Nap 1:30-4 pmSnack at 4Free play, outside time, chores with mama, errands, Independent playtimeDinner at 6:30Bedtime at 7

  33. 20 month old boy7/7:30- Wake7:30- Breakfast8:00- Free Play or Outside Playtime 9:00- Errands, Bible Study, play dates, etc. (with an older sibling we are almost always out of the house at this time)11/11:30- Lunch12:00 – Room Play 12:30-3:30 Nap3:30- Snack4:00-5:30 Sibling Play or Outside Playtime5:30- Dinner6:00-7:00 Play with Daddy after work7:00- Bath7:30- Bed

  34. 14.5 mo TWIN GIRLS7- Wake & 6oz bottles7:15-8- Independent Play (they play together in their room)8-Breakfast8:30-10ish- Walk, structured play, books10-12- nap12- lunch12:30-3- Errands, play date, library,activity at home, etc.3-4:30- Nap4:30- Snack, time with daddy(go for a walk, go to Costco, play, etc)5:30ish- Dinner6-7:15- family time7:15- get ready for bed (baths some nights, books, brush teeth, etc)7:30- Bottles and sing hymns before lights out! They generally fall asleep within 10-15 minutes, longer if it's been a slow day, if it's been a busy day they are out as soon as their heads hit the mattress**Our girls sleep at night in the same room, but nap in separate bedrooms since nap time was being affected if one woke up early

  35. 15 month old girl:7am – wake (sometimes as early as 6, sometimes as late at 8)8/8:30am – breakfast (cereal with fruit or toast)9am – play on her own9:30 – outing to the park with Dad, sometimes to kids activities in the area/library/gym11:30 – return from outing12pm – lunch12:30/1:30pm – nap… varies a lot2:30/3pm – wake (usually 1h 45m – 2h 15m nap)3pm-4pm – play time indoors with mum4pm – some days a swim or kids activity at the gym6pm – dinner7pm – bath time7:30/8pm – books and bottle8/8:30pm falls asleep here somewhereIs this enough nap time??? She doesn't seem to need 2 naps anymore..???

  36. Schedule with 14 month old twins (Girl and Boy) and a 3 week old
    (Husband is gone for work from 5:30am to 6:10pm. He baths the babies when he gets home and also washes the dishes after tea. If the baby is fussy, he will hold her in the evening so I can get a load of laundry on and take a shower before bed.) This is a guide for what we aim for, but some days are just plain crazy, especially if one or both twins are teething.

    3:30am feed baby
    5:30am eat my breakfast
    6am feed baby
    7am wake twins/clean nappies
    7:15am Bottle of formula then porridge for breakfast
    Play together in playpen after breakfast while Mummy gets some housework done
    8:45am change nappies, get dressed for the day
    9am feed baby
    10am twins’ nap
    11:15 Playtime together in the lounge room while Mummy prepares lunch
    11:30am feed baby
    1215pm twins’ Bottle and lunch
    12:45pm twins – playpen together, then stories with Mummy
    2pm feed baby
    2:30pm bottle and snack
    3pm all babies nap while Mummy does housework and then hopefully a short rest/nap for Mummy
    4pm playpen for twins/feed baby
    5pm Bottle and teatime
    5:45pm feed baby
    6:15pm baths with Daddy every 2nd night
    6:45 twins – brush teeth, change nappies, get into sleeping bags
    7pm pray, bedtime, Mummy and Daddy eat tea
    7:30pm feed baby
    8:15pm shower
    8:45pm bed
    10pm feed baby


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