What routine should a 5 month old have?

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Should my 5 month old be in a routine?

The common range is 3-4 for a 5 month old nap schedule. Some babies will still need 4 naps a day at 5 months old, which is okay. Once a baby is able to stay awake for longer periods, they’ll need just 3 naps a day.

4-nap schedule.

Morning rise 7:00 AM
Asleep 7:45 PM 2.25 hours of awake time before bed

What time should a 5 month old go to bed?


I would expect morning wake up time to be between 6-8am and bedtime to fall between 6-8pm. This is what is considered normal for their circadian rhythm.

How do I get my 5 month old on a schedule?

The 5 Month Schedule

  1. Wake and Milk Feed 5:00 am. Depending on the last time your little one was fed, this first feed of the day might be a bigger than usual. …
  2. Naptime 7:00 am – 8:00 am. …
  3. Milk Feed 8:00 am. …
  4. Naptime 10:00 am – 11:00 am. …
  5. Milk Feed 11:00 am. …
  6. Naptime 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. …
  7. Milk Feed 2:00 pm. …
  8. Bathtime 4:15 pm.

What should a 5 month old eating schedule be?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , most babies need to eat at least every 2–3 hours, which is about five to six times per day. At 5 months, some babies sleep through the night. Others still wake to feed. Parents and caregivers who follow a schedule should try to remain flexible.

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Is 9pm too late for 5 month old bedtime?

As long as your child is getting enough sleep (check out our age-by-stage sleep chart), then an early or late bedtime is fine as long as it suits your family’s schedule. Sleeping from 9pm to 8am might be perfectly normal for a baby in one family, while sleeping from 6pm to 5am is the norm in another.

How many ounces should a 5 month old drink?

Feeding Your 5-Month-Old Baby

At 5 months old, your baby may be taking four to six ounces of breast milk or formula at each feeding, or perhaps even more. She may need to eat more when she goes through a growth spurt, which can happen at any time; you may notice one when your baby turns about 6 months old.

How can I play with my 5 month old baby?

Sit your baby in front of a mirror and show him how to play peekaboo with his own hands and face. Take a favorite toy and cover it with a blanket. Ask your baby “where did it go?” and see if he tries to pull the blanket away. If he does, clap and lavish him with praise.

Why does my baby only take 30 minute naps?

In general, if your baby is taking a 30-minute nap or less, she is likely overtired and needs less time between naps. If your baby is waking up 45 minutes or so into a nap, she is likely not tired enough and needs more wake time.