5 Month Old Daily Schedule

Baby is becoming more and more independent! Their personalties are starting to come out and you are bonding more than ever. Baby is more engaged in games like peek a boo. Baby also tries to mimic your sounds especially laughing and smiling!


At this age babies ideally sleep 11 – 12 hours at night and 3 -4 naps during the day. Baby also still wakes occasionally during the night for one or two night time feedings. Unfortunately feeding more than this can be associated with a sleep association issue such as needing to be held, or nursed to sleep. Here is a sample of a 5 month old daily schedule


6:30 – Wake and Breast milk or Formula
7:15 – Breakfast Fruit or Veggie Puree

8:00 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)

9:00 – Breast milk or Formula

10:00 – Change for the day

11:00 – Nap (often 30-60 minutes at this age)

12:00 – Breast milk or Formula

1:00 – Tummy time/ Play time

  • Practice Rolling
  • Practice seating
  • Explore textures and sounds with rattles and stuffed animals
  • Peek-a-boo games

1:30 – Breast milk or Formula

2:00 – Nap

4:00 – Lunch Fruit or Veggie Puree

5:00 – Catnap (30 minutes)

6:30 – Begin bedtime routine

  • Bath
  • Lotion/Message
  • Pajamas
  • Story time/ Flash cards
  • Quiet time

6:45 – Breast milk or Formula and Bedtime

7:00 – Goal to be asleep

+Plus possibly 1-2 nighttime feedings

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