9 Month Old Baby Schedule

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Triple Paste.

As a huge fan of reading other babies’ schedules I figured it was about time I share one of ours! I shared Avery’s schedule a few times when she was little and maybe I should share her current schedule as a toddler - let me know your thoughts on that! But today we’re going to talk about Georgia’s current routine. She just turned 9 months old and has had this schedule for about a month now.

5AM - wake up. Our current pain point that we are trying various things to change. I have an angel husband who gets up with her every morning. Her wake up time is highly variable too, some days it’s 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45 and on a few lucky days 6. If she could wake up at 6 everyday it would be so much better. She drinks a bottle when she gets up, usually while she’s getting her diaper changed. We use Triple Paste diaper cream to start the day. Georgia has very sensitive skin and her bum gets red really easily if we’re not careful. Since using Triple Paste she has not had a bad diaper rash! Triple Paste prevents, treats, and soothes raw, irritated skin.

8AM - breakfast. By 8 Avery and I are both awake and we all make our way to the breakfast table. For breakfast Georgia will usually have 1oz of prune juice, a baby food pouch, some Cheerios, part of a muffin, and/or some vegetables. She doesn’t like to sit for too long so as soon as she is done she gets down to play while the rest of us finish eating. 

9:30AM - first nap. The actual timing depends on her exact wake up time. She drinks a bottle to fall asleep. I know this isn’t the “right” thing to do, but we have struggled since she stopped breastfeeding with bottles and this is what works for us. You have to do what works for you! Probably TMI but she usually has her #2 of the day right before her first nap, girl is on a schedule haha! I apply Triple Paste diaper ointment again before her nap to make sure that any irritation is soothed right away. I love that Triple Paste is fragrance, paraben, preservative, talc, phthalate, and dye free and hypoallergenic. It is such a thick formula made with non-nano zinc oxide, so it works very quickly. Most days her first nap is 1.5 hours.

11AM - play time. After her nap Georgia has some play time and usually has some sort of snack, either finishing her bottle or a pouch. We use these lids for her pouches so she can’t squeeze the food out. They’ve been amazing! I never planned to give her pouches so early but she will not let us spoon feed her (she wants to do it herself) so again, do what works for you!

12PM - lunch. Lunch has the same options as breakfast pretty much. Hopefully we will be able to start giving Georgia dairy soon which will give us a lot more options for food! After lunch its just a lot of play time until her next nap. She also has a small bottle around 12:30.

2PM - second nap. If I’m lucky we’ll get another 1.5 hour nap, but sometimes one of the naps of the day will be 40 minutes. I always try to get her back to sleep if she wakes up that soon but it doesn’t always work out. Lately it has been a bit of a struggle to get her down right at 2, so sometimes she isn’t asleep until 2:30. As she gets older her wake windows keep getting longer, I have a feeling she will be down to one nap before she is a year old - bummer! 

3:30PM - wake up. More play time! It can be challenging to come up with different things to keep her entertained every single day. Sometimes we go for a walk or drive just to get out of the house. She is a baby who loves to put every single thing in her mouth so that can limit activity choices. But if I’m really stumped I’ll open Pinterest and try to find a unique idea of what to do!

5PM - dinner. Sometime in the 5 o’clock hour we make and have dinner. Georgia usually has veggies for dinner. I just buy a can of mixed vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, and green beans) and she loves them! She will also have a small bottle during dinner. After dinner we have family time together which is the most fun part of the day! I love when we can all be together and the girls are always so happy. 

6:30PM - bed time. We start getting Georgia ready for bed, making her bottle getting her in her jammies and all saying good night (this takes longer than it sounds!). Of course before bed time we apply Triple Paste one last time to keep her comfortable all night long. Being pediatrician recommended and dermatologist tested, I feel good knowing I’m using a safe and effective product on my daughter. It takes her quite a while to drink her bottle and fall asleep, she is quite the sipper when it comes to bottles. But she is asleep by 7 or 7:15 and is down for the night. 

So that is what our days look like currently! It is ever changing in the first year and can be really hard to keep up with. If you’re feeling like everything finally gets settled only to change again, you’re not alone! 

1 comment

  1. So glad you captured this routine! Going to be great looking back and seeing how our days were! I adore that pic of G in her crib and Aves reading to her! Such great sisters!!