Ralph’s 14 month old schedule

It is hard to believe that this is my 4th schedule update for baby Ralph. I know I said his last schedule update was my favorite because he was awake more but this schedule is by far the best. Not only is he up so much more, we have found that he is so happy & content when we keep him on this schedule. For those of you who have just started following along, you can read about his first schedule (0 – 5 1/2 months) here, his second schedule (5 1/2 – 7 1/2 months) here, his third schedule (7 1/2 – 12 months) here and below for his latest schedule that we have been using since about 12 months! Please note that baby Ralph is now going to school on Monday’s and Wednesday’s for a few hours, so I have split up his schedule into two different sections. If your baby only requires 1 nap, then the M/W schedule might work best for you!

Baby Ralph’s 14 Month Schedule T/TH/F/S/Sun

  • 8:00 am: Wake up baby Ralph
  • 8:00 – 8:15 am: Feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 8:15 – 9:00 am: play time!
  • 9:00 – 9:25 am: breakfast (we usually do egg, fruit and yogurt)
  • 9:30 – 11:30 pm: some days Ralph doesn’t feel like napping but either way that baby is in his crib from 9:30-11:30. We put a couple of books in his crib for him to read so during this time he reads, relaxes, maybe snoozes for 30 minutes but most importantly learns to have alone time.
  • 11:30 – 12:00: play time
  • 12:00 – 12:15 pm: feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 12:15 – 1:00 pm: lunch (grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwich, fruit, string cheese)
  • 1:30 – 3:30 pm: nap
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm: play
  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm: feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 4:15 – 5:45 pm: play (we also offer him a snack about 4:30)
  • 5:45-6:25 pm: dinner (tortellini is his favorite, fish, fruit, yogurt, broccoli)
  • 6:30 – 6:50 pm: bath time
  • 6:50 – 7:10 pm: a little more playtime
  • 7:15 pm: feed (offered 7 ounces fo whole milk).
  • 7:55 (ish) pm: read a story
  • 8:00 pm: lights out

Baby Ralph’s 14 Month Schedule M/W (school days)

  • 7:00 am: Wake up baby Ralph
  • 7:00 – 7:15 am: Feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 7:15 – 7:45 am: breakfast (we usually do egg, fruit and yogurt)
  • 7:45 – 7:55 am: get dressed for school
  • 8:05 am: leave for school
  • 8:30 – 11:30: school
  • 11:45 – 12:00 pm: feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm: lunch (grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwich, fruit, string cheese)
  • 12:45 – 3:15-30 pm: nap
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm: play
  • 4:00 – 4:15 pm: feed (he is offered 7 ounces of whole milk)
  • 4:15 – 5:45 pm: play (we also offer him a snack about 4:30)
  • 5:45-6:25 pm: dinner (tortellini is his favorite, fish, fruit, yogurt, broccoli)
  • 6:30 – 6:50 pm: bath time
  • 6:50 – 7:10 pm: a little more playtime
  • 7:15 pm: feed (offered 7 ounces fo whole milk).
  • 7:55 (ish) pm: read a story
  • 8:00 pm: lights out

Please know that this is what works for our baby but I do have to say that my friends that keep their kids on a schedule all have happy babies and the mothers are just as happy (it’s nice to be able to plan your day and know when you can shower/get other things done). For us a schedule is a win but at the end of the day all that matters is what works for your baby and family!!!!

Ralph’s previous schedules: 0 – 5 1/2 months, 5 1/2 – 7 1/2 months, 7 1/2 – 12 months

8 Responses to Ralph’s 14 month old schedule

  1. Lena says:

    Do you cut up his sandwiches or is he able to bite them sufficiently? Also, how is the broccoli prepared? My daughter is 14 months old also, and she hasn’t gotten the hang of biting through something yet. We’re also struggling with veggies. The only things that have worked are mixing chopped spinach in with her scrambled eggs and chopping the vegetables very finely and mixing them with rice.

    • We cut up his sandwiches! He loves taking his little bites! As far as broccoli goes, it’s prepared all different ways – I just cut it up so he can bite it! I think when it comes to kids and eating if they like it, they will eat it. Ralph for sureeeeee pretends not to be able to eat things he doesn’t like! Totally trial and error. Don’t stress, she will get it in her own time!!

  2. Sarah says:

    My son is around the same age as Ralph! How did you begin the nap transition to later in the day and sleep till 8! My son will nap from 10:30-1 and then won’t nap again till bed and wakes every morning at 6:30

    • He has always had a morning and afternoon nap but when we started practicing with no morning nap it was pretty rough at first but he did eventually get used to it! I can’t help you with the later than 6:30 sleep — when we first started Ralph on a schedule we tried and tried to do 7-7 but he just kept refusing!!! Eventually we adjusted to 8-8 and it worked great. If I have learned anything it is that all babies are different and prefer different sleep times…Ralph just likes to sleep later and I have noooo complaints. I will say I am sure if we have another baby that baby will want to get up early!! haha

  3. amy says:

    Really silly question- how did you get him to love fish? Did you feed it to him first and then he started feeding it to himself on his own? Mix it with anything? Thank you:)

    • Honestly, we just offered it however it was prepared at dinner and he loved it! He for sure prefers halibut & sea bass over salmon! I would just try different types and see what works for your baby! xx

  4. JRB says:

    My baby is a late to bed, late to rise baby too. I’ve never been able to get her to sleep earlier than 8:30 pm and she wakes up between 7:45 and 8:30 am. I’m perfectly happy with that because it gives me a good amount of time with her after work and lets me “sleep in” on the weekends (and usually I bring her in bed with me to snuggle).

    • That was another reason we didn’t stress when he pushed back on the earlier bedtime. Sooo much nicer when we go out to dinner and love that he lets up sleep a little longer in the morning! Also, morning snuggle time happens at our house too 🙂

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