6 Month Old Routine Example

The Average 6 Month Old:

  • Will be able to stay awake for between 2 and 3 hours before needing to go back down for a nap
  • Will be heading towards 3 meals of solid food per day, one hour after a milk feed
  • Will have about 11-12 hours of total sleep overnight
  • Will have on average 2-4 hours of sleep during the day
  • May drop their late afternoon catnap (if they have been having one)

 

Awake Time
2 hours
Solids?
Just starting
Naps Per Day
3
  • 7:00 Awake & milk feed
  • 8:00 Solids – breakfast
  • 8:30 Nap
  • 10:00 Awake
  • 10:30 Milk feed
  • 11:30 Solids – lunch
  • 12:00 Nap
  • 1:30 Awake
  • 2:30 Milk feed
  • 3:30 Nap
  • 5:00 Awake and solids – dinner
  • 6:30 Milk feed and Bedtime routine
  • 7:00 Bed
  • 10:30 Dream feed

 

Awake Time
3 hours
Solids?
Started at 5 months
Naps Per Day
2
  • 6:30 Awake & milk feed
  • 7:30 Solids – breakfast
  • 8:30 Nap
  • 10:30 Awake and milk feed
  • 12:00 Solids – lunch
  • 1:30 Nap
  • 3:30 Awake and milk feed
  • 5:00 Solids – dinner
  • 6:00 Bedtime routine and milk feed
  • 6:30 Bed
  • 10:30 Dream feed

 

Awake Time
2.5 hours
Solids?
Started at 5 months
Naps
45 minute napper
  • 7:00 Awake & milk feed
  • 8:00 Solids – breakfast
  • 9:00 Nap
  • 9:45 Awake
  • 11:00 Milk feed (morning tea)
  • 12:15 Nap
  • 1:00 Awake and solids – lunch
  • 3:30 Nap
  • 4:15 Awake and milk feed (afternoon tea)
  • 5:30 Solids – dinner
  • 6:30 Bed time routine
  • 7:00 Milk feed top up and bed
  • 10:30 Dream feed

 

Awake Time
2.5 hours
Solids?
Started at 6 months
Naps
2 – just dropped the catnap
  • 7:30 Awake
  • 8:00 Milk feed
  • 9:00 Solids – breakfast
  • 10:00 Nap
  • 11:30 Awake
  • 12:00 Milk feed
  • 1:00 Solids – lunch
  • 2:00 Nap
  • 3:30 Awake
  • 4:00 Milk feed
  • 5:00 Solids – dinner
  • 6:30 Bed time routine (dropped the catnap and will get tired and crabby at this time)
  • 7:30 Milk feed and bed

Milestones for a 6 month old:

  • Your six month old may have doubled their birth weight by now
  • Your six month old can probably sit up on their own
  • Your six month old can probably roll backwards and forwards and wriggled their way short distances across the floor
  • If your baby’s eyes have changed color since birth, the color they are now is probably how they will stay
  • Your six month old will be babbling and taking more notice of what you say and how you say it. If you haven’t started bed time stories yet, now is a great time to start.

Solids - what we recommend to make feeding easier!