What to expect when your baby is between 10 – 12 months establishing a routine:
Stevens H. (2012) Safe Sleep Space 3rd ed. Rebus Press Australia. P. 94)
|Time||Sleep or Awake
|6.30 am (ish)||Start the day with breakfast. Depending on your child.|
|½ hour later
Play or shopping time
|9.30 am (ish)||Sleep time varies – around 2 hours|
|11.30 am (ish)||Awake and ready for some lunch
About ½ hour later offer milk.
|2¾ hours later||Watch for tired signs
Some quiet time
|2.30 – 3.00 pm (ish)||Sleep time (varies from 1 to 2 hours)|
|4.00pm-4.30 pm (ish)||Awake offer a small snack such as some fruit and water from a cup.
|5.00-5.30 pm(ish)||Dinner time
|6.00 pm(ish)||Play time with blocks and less robust play|
|6.30 pm(ish)||Cuddle time, book time and quiet time|
|7.00 pm(ish)||Milk before bed (may be supper and milk from a cup or breast)|
|7.30 pm (ish)||Bed time|
|10.00 –11.00 pm||Dream-time feed if required|
Some babies MAY still wake overnight and return promptly to sleep, OR may wake each 2nd or 3rd night as they begin to drop their overnight feed, which is normal for a number of babies.