Sample Babywise Schedules: The Second Month

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Sample Babywise Schedules for 5-9 week old baby. Newborn sample schedules to get baby sleeping well and on a consistent routine.

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Sample schedules are always popular and helpful for parents implementing a schedule for their newborn. These are sample Babywise schedules for your 1 month old baby–the second month of life. This post contains affiliate links.

As you enter the second month of life with your Babywise baby, you will be focused on adding more of a schedule. The days of ignoring the clock are over. Time to focus on having some consistency and getting baby to be more awake during the day. Do not be mistaken; babies this age will still have very, very short awake times, but they should be able to stay up a little longer than they did last month.

Before you go further, please be sure you have read My Sleep Hierarchy For Newborns. You need to know what your primary and secondary goals should be for a newborn so you keep priorities straight. It will make your newborn life much less frustrating! Also, if you are working on sleep training, you must read my post Sleep Training: The Four S’s.

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Month Two Overview

During this second month, aim for the following:

  • 8-10 feedings per 24 hour period.
  • Feedings should be 2.5-3.5 hours apart typically (but always Feed Baby When Hungry, even if that is early). The time intervals can vary. For example, your first interval can be 3 hours and your second interval 2.5 hours.
  • 6-8 naps per day. The last nap might be very short (30-45 minutes long).
  • Naps are 1.5-2.5 hours long.
  • The first Growth Spurt happens around 3-4 weeks old. Expect baby to eat more often during this time.
  • Start simple Independent Playtime at 5 weeks old.
  • Baby can be allowed to sleep longer stretches at night around 6 weeks old. 7-8 hours is okay.
  • Baby might start sleeping 7-8 hours at 7 weeks old. Many babies do not do this until older, though.

For a full year overview, see this post: Your Babywise Baby: First Year Overview.

Month Two Sample Schedules

Here are our schedules we used as a one month old:

Schedule 1

Around four weeks, the schedule I had created for Kaitlyn started to change. She had different plans :). At four weeks, we were still working on waketimes, but had all but one or two down.

7:30–nurse
8:30–nap
10:00–nurse
11:00–nap
1:00–nurse
2:00–nap
4:00–nurse
5:00–nap
6:30–nurse
7:30–nap
8:30–nurse then bed

She continued with the two night nursings. This schedule continued for a while. Some days, the 10 AM nursing would be 10:30. Also, some days the 4 PM nursing would be 3:30. Around 8 weeks, she dropped one night nursing. Around 9 weeks, I tried to force a dreamfeed at 10:30, but she would not wake up.

Schedule 2

For McKenna, her schedule stayed pretty much the same. I had noticed by then that McKenna didn’t eat well if it was sooner than 3 hours:

7:45–nurse
10:30–nurse
1:30–nurse
4:30–nurse
7:00–nurse
10:00–nurse

I still woke her twice in the night.

Schedule 3

6 Weeks
Kaitlyn’s schedule stayed pretty much the same. Here is McKenna’s six week schedule:

7:15-7:45–nurse. I changed our 30 minute window to this.
10:30–nurse
1:30–nurse
4:30–nurse
7:00–nurse
10:00–nurse

She woke twice in the night for the first half of 6 weeks old, then went down to once a night.

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Schedule 4

This is our daily schedule that we shoot for.

4 weeks old

7:30–feed

8:20–nap

10:30–feed

11:20–nap

1:30–feed

2:20–nap

4:30–feed

5:20–nap

7-7:30 (time varies here)–feed, then bedtime

10:00–dreamfeed

then night feed(s). Typically, this happens between 2-3 AM and then she wakes close to 7-7:30 AM. Sometimes she wakes as early as 1:30 AM. Sometimes, she will wake another time at 6:00 AM. When this happens, I try to do the one side feeding and then get her up at 7:30, but if she wants two sides, we just do two and I let her go a little more than three hours for her feeds during the day so she can be on normal schedule.

Schedule 5

5 weeks old

This is our daily schedule that we shoot for. Our first feeding varies the most. It typically ranges between 6:30 and 7:30 AM.

7:30–feed

8:20–nap

10:30–feed

11:20–nap

1:30–feed

2:20–nap

4:30–feed

5:20–nap

7-7:30 (time varies here)–feed, then bedtime

10:00–dreamfeed

then night feed(s). Typically, this happens between 2:30-3:30 AM.

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Schedule 6

6 weeks old

This is our daily schedule that we shoot for. Our first feeding varies the most. It typically ranges between 6:30 and 7:30 AM. She is now old enough to do 2.5 to 3.5 hour intervals between feedings, so if she is sleeping when the time comes up, I let her go up to 30 minutes longer. She will eat better if she wakes on her own, and if not, those extra thirty minutes can often be enough to get her interested in eating.

7:30–feed

8:20–nap

10:30–feed

11:20–nap

1:30–feed

2:20–nap

4:30–feed

5:20–nap

7-7:30 (time varies here)–feed, then bedtime

10:00–dreamfeed

then night feed(s). Typically, this happens between 2:30-3:30 AM.

Schedule 7

7 weeks old

7:30–feed

8:20–nap

10:30-11:00–feed

11:20–nap

1:30-2:00–feed

2:20–nap

4:30-5:00–feed

5:20–nap

7-7:30 (time varies here)–feed, then bedtime

10:00–dreamfeed

then night feed(s). Typically, this happens between 2:30-3:30 AM.

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Sample Month Two Schedules from Readers

Below are some sample schedules from readers:

Schedule 1

8am – wake up & eat (4 oz)
10:30 – bottle
11:30/12 – nap, if I can get him to go down
1:30 – bottle
2:30 – nap
4:30 – bottle
7:30 – bottle
9 – bottle, then in bed by 10
3 AM- wakes up and eats 6 oz. This isn’t “scheduled,” but he is waking up at the same time every night for this last bottle.

We’re still working on our schedule. Especially naps. Sometimes he just won’t go down, and CIO isn’t an option.

Schedule 2

7:30 am – eat
8:30 am – nap
10:30 am – eat
11:30 am – nap
1:30 pm – eat
2:30 pm – nap
4:30 pm – eat
5:30 pm – will take a catnap usually wakes up a little fussy – will usually have to hold – may feed early
6:45 to 7:30 pm – eat
Bed by 8 (if eats at 7:30pm)
10pm – Dreamfeed
wakes at 5am for “night” feed – start day at 7

Schedule 3

7:00am – eat
8:00am – nap
10:10am – eat
11:10am – nap
1:20pm – eat
2:30pm – nap
4:30pm – eat
5:40pm – nap
7:00pm – eat, bed
10:00pm – dreamfeed
(MOTN feeding ~4am?)

Schedule 4

7:00 wake & nurse
8:00 nap
9:45 wake & nurse
10:40 nap
12:45 wake & nurse
1:40 nap
4:00 wake & nurse
5:10 nap
7:00 wake & nurse
7:45/8 bedtime
10:00 dream feed
Then usually wakes around 3:00am to eat.

Schedule 5

6:00 Wake/nurse/diaper change/wake time
7:00 Nap
9:00 Nurse/diaper change/wake time
10:00 Nap
11:30 Nurse/diaper change/wake time
12:30 Nap
2:00 Nurse/diaper change/wake time
3:00 Nap
4:30 Nurse/diaper change/wake time
5:30 Nap
7:00 Nurse/diaper change/bedtime routine
8:00 Down for bed
10:00 Dreamfeed/diaper change
Middle of the night – will usually wake up at 2-3:30am

Total wake times 50-75 minutes per cycle. We put her down for a nap when she starts to show signs of being tired (yawning, not engaging with us or toys, bringing hands to month/eyes).

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