11 Months 

Eat:

At least 3-4 nursing sessions per day or 24-32 ounces formula or combination of both
• No more than 6-8 oz. of water
• 2 servings grain (1 serving = 1/2 slice bread, 2 crackers, 1/2 cup Cheerios, or 1/2 cup whole grain pasta)
• 2 servings fruit (1 serving = 3-4 Tablespoons)
• 2-3 servings vegetable (1 serving = 3-4 Tablespoons)
• 2-3 servings protein (1 serving = 1-2 Tablespoons)
• 1 serving Dairy (1 serving = 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/3 cup cottage cheese or 1 oz. grated cheese)
• You can also offer cooked egg yolk (but no egg whites until 1 year old due to allergens)

 

Play:

Their awareness to other children will start to develop however many will not want to engage, that is normal. Make sure your little one is getting plenty of active time and no media yet.  Outside during the day is always best to ensure proper sunlight and vitamin D. Giving your child the proper amount of activity and stimulation will help ensure a healthy nights sleep. Encourage games that involve the child exploring how their body moves and works, stimulate thinking and above all interact fully and on their level.

 

Sleep:

Most 11 month old babies are capable of sleeping through the night without a feeding. They should still be getting a minimum of 2 naps a day and some may take 3. Their naps should be around 2 hours each. They are also getting to the age of testing their limits with naps and may think they only need 1. This is not the case and I encourage you to stick with 2 naps for as long as possible, on average 15-18 months. If they will not sleep I encourage you to at least make them lay down and rest or read books for that time, most of them fall asleep anyway.

11 Month Sample Sleep Schedule

Wake Time: 3-4 Hours

 

7:00 – Wake and Breast milk or Formula
9:00 – Breakfast
10:00 or 10:30 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
11:00 – Breast milk or Formula plus snack
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 or 2:30 – Early Afternoon Nap (at least 1 hour)
3:00 – Breast milk or Formula plus snack
5:00 – Dinner
6:15 – Begin bedtime routine
7:00 – Breast milk or Formula and Bedtime (goal to be asleep at this time)

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