This article includes two different routines that a three month old could be following.

The first one below is a sample routine for a 3 month old who is having a longer nap in the morning, followed by those elusive short 45 minute naps for the rest of the day.

7:00 Feed and play
8:15 Nap
10:00 Awake, feed and play
11:30 Nap
12:15 Awake and play
1:00 Feed
1:30 Nap
2:15 Awake and play
3:30 Nap
4:15 Awake, feed and play
5:30 Nap
6:15 Awake, bath, bedtime routine
7:30 Feed and sleep time

This is a sample routine for a 3 month old who is having a short nap for the first nap of the day, followed by some lovely longer naps during the rest of the day (a parent’s dream routine!) (Also notice that this baby’s awake times are getting longer as the day progresses – most babies operate best with a short awake time first thing in the morning, with longer awake times towards the end of the day).

7:30 Feed and play
8:30 Nap
9:15 Awake and play
10:30 Feed
10:45 Nap
12:45 Awake and play
1:30 Feed
2:30 Nap
4:30 Awake, feed and play
5:30  Bath and bedtime routine
6:45 Feed and bed
10:00 Dreamfeed

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