9 Months

Eat:

At least 3-4 nursing sessions per day or 26-32 ounces formula or combination of both
• 1-2 servings grain (1 serving = 1/2 slice bread, 2 crackers, 1/2 cup Cheerios, or 1/2 cup whole grain pasta)
• 2 servings (1 serving = 2-4 Tablespoons) fruit
• 2 servings (1 serving = 2-4 Tablespoons) vegetable
• 2-3 servings (1 serving = 1-2 Tablespoons) protein
• 1 serving Dairy (1 serving = 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/3 cup cottage cheese or 1 oz. grated cheese
)

 

Play:

Make sure to encourage lots of healthy play choices that are stimulating to all your chills senses. Try to avoid electronics until the age of 2 at least. Encourage games that use their imagination and exploration. Playing at the playground and around other children with good habits will help your child observe and learn. Remember that they are little sponges and although we can not avoid them all try to make sure to avoid the habits and people/children that display them.

 

Sleep:

Most 9 month old's are able to sleep all night without a feeding and take two naps, however some babies may do better with one feeding after 4 or 5 a.m. so they sleep in longer instead of an early wake-time.

9 Month Sample Sleep Schedule

Wake Time: 2.5- 3 hours

 

7:00 – Wake and Breast milk or Formula
9:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
11:00 – Breast milk or Formula
1:00 – Lunch
2:00 – 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 – Breastmilk or Formula and Bedtime (goal to be asleep at this time)

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