7 month schedule | how to have a happy baby (2023)

A 7 month timeline will look very different for each baby as this is the age when things tend to branch out a bit.

You will find that your baby isgo through many transitionsand your sleep may be affected.

This post is full of helpful tips and advice on how to navigate this time and get your baby into a great routine.

At the end of the post you will find the summary of my youngest daughter Charlotte and what she was up to at 7 months.

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7 month old baby dream

I have noticed sleep disruptions and transitions in my 3 children at this age. It's totally normal and I'll help you deal with it if you're facing the same challenges.

sleep disorders

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By the age of 7 months, it is common for your baby to have trouble sleeping. They can interfere with nighttime sleep, naps, or both.

Here are some of the most common reasons and tips on how to deal with them:

time to agree

Wake up times can change a lot at this age and if you don't adjust the time accordingly, chances are your baby won't sleep well.

But how much waking time is appropriate for a 7 month old?

no roomI am preciousthey recommend thatBabies aged 6 to 9 months stay awake no more than 2 to 3 hours between naps.

Please note that this is a guide and not all babies fall under these parameters.

It is important that you assess your baby's sleep needs and adjust their wake times accordingly.

If you find that your baby is sleeping well but has since stopped, I recommend adding 15 minutes or more to his waking time and see if that helps a bit.

Use the recommended wake-up times as a guide and then adapt them to your child.

Mobility (learn new skills)

The second reason for sleep disruption at this age is that babies are learning many new skills. That means how to move!

Many babies learn to sit up and/or crawl at this age, which can definitely affect their sleep.

They will be interested in practicing their new skills and often take a while to fall asleep because it will distract them.

Or you might hear them cooing and playing in the middle of the night for the same reason.


Lay her down and let her sleep on. There is absolutely no need to wake them up early.

Also, I've found that my babies tend to trip over the side of the crib and get into awkward positions when trying to master crawling.

If that's the case, I'll go in and move them. Everyone was able to fall back asleep immediately.

Skip the third nap

When we talk about the baby's sleep at the age of 7 months, we can't talk about it without talking about the transition from the 3rd nap.

Your baby doesn't need a third nap at this age, but many babies do.

We tried quitting at 6 months with my daughter Charlotte but she wasn't ready yet.

But at 7 months it was like that.

There are several ways to do this, e.g. B. always cut shorter or leave everything together.

I share more about how we did it in his summary below.

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importance of routine

At 7 months, it's especially important for your baby to have a set routine.

They are super smart at this age and will understand consistency and rhythm.

Below are some sample 7 month terms to give you some guidance.

Example of a 7 month schedule

It's common for sleep schedules to change at this age. To provide as much information as possible, I have included a 3 nap schedule as well as some 2 nap variations for 7 months.

3 nap schedule

  • 7:00AM Desired wake-up time
  • 9:00-11:00morning nap
  • 1:00-3:00PM her
  • 5:00-5:30PM her
  • 6:45afternoon bath
  • 7:00PM carafe
  • bad 8PM bedtime
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7 month plan with 2 naps

These are the two tenses we use for Charlotte. We got out of the nap but we still had trouble waking up early.

So we extended the watch times a bit and it worked.

2 nap schedule:

  • 7:00IN desired wake-up time
  • 9:00-11morning nap
  • 13:00-15:30PM her
  • 6:00afternoon bath
  • 6:15PM carafe
  • 6:30/45PM bedtime

adjusted schedule of 2 naps

  • 7:00AM Desired wake-up time
  • 9:00-10:30morning nap
  • 13:00-15:30PM her
  • 6:15/30afternoon bath
  • 6:30/45Power PM
  • 6:45/7:00PM bed

after the clock

I love when my babies are old enough to stick to an "hourly" routine.

Basically, this means that even if they get up early or the schedule is a bit irregular, they go to bed and get up at the same time.

For example, your desired wake-up time might be 7:00 am. M. and your baby's first nap at 9:00. M

Even if they wake up before 7am. o'clock, it keeps them up until 9 o'clock. M

As you can imagine, this type of routine can really backfire when you have a baby who is very sensitive to over-fatigue.

However, many babies thrive on consistency all round and their internal clocks adjust well.

A routine like this can often help solve napping problems, so it might be worth a try.

Examples of schedules for 7 month old babies


  • 7:00AM Desired wake-up time
  • 8:30solide AM
  • 10:00-11:30Nap after bottle
  • 2:30-4:00Nap after the bottle
  • bad 6Solide PN
  • bad 8bedtime routine!


  • bad 7AM Desired wake-up/nurse time
  • 8:15solide AM
  • 9:30-10:30Siesta 1
  • 10:30morning sister
  • 1:00afternoon nurse
  • 1:45-3:30PM is 2
  • 3:30afternoon nurse
  • 5:00Solide PN
  • 6:45afternoon nurse
  • 7:20PM bed


  • 7:00AM Desired time/power to wake up
  • 9:00morning nap
  • 10:00food AM
  • 12:00Power PM
  • 12:30Afternoon nap (planned with my daughter)
  • 3:30Power PM
  • bad 7PM feeding and beginning bedtime routine
  • 7:00PM bed


  • bad 7AM Desired time/power to wake up
  • 8:00solide AM
  • 9:00morning nap
  • 10:15food AM
  • 12:30Solide PN
  • 1:30PM her
  • 3:30Power PM
  • bad 6Solide PN
  • 6:45Power PM
  • 7:00PM bed


  • 7:00AM Desired time/power to wake up
  • 8:00solide AM
  • 9:00-10:30Afternoon nap then bottle
  • 12:00Solide PN
  • 1:30-3:00Afternoon nap then bottle
  • 5:00Solide PN
  • 6:00PM Start the bedtime routine
  • bad 7PM carafe
  • 7:00PM lights out


  • 7:00AM Desired time/power to wake up
  • 8:00solide AM
  • 9:30-11/11:15AM Nap then Nurse
  • 11:45solide AM
  • 1:30afternoon nurse
  • 2/2:15-3:30/3:15PM her
  • 4:00afternoon nurse
  • 4:30Solide PN
  • 6:45PM carafe
  • 7:15PM bed
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Solid food is an essential part of your baby's feeding routine at this age.

They will be hungry and breast milk/food will not be enough to satisfy their hunger.

If you don't give him solid food, you can be pretty sure his sleep will be disrupted and you'll end up with a generally grumpy baby.


With your first baby, the idea of ​​introducing complementary foods is so exciting! But when you come to yourthird son, the concept is not so funny.

Preparing and serving solid food to your baby is a lot of work.

I've never been a strict baby-led weaning mom, but I definitely feed more snacks than purees.

In fact, we barely crushed it by my third. She takes almost everything we eat, just cuts it into appropriate sizes.

I find this much more convenient and don't feel any pressure to eat a certain amount because it's almost impossible to measure.

dining table

I am very calm when it comes to giving different foods. The only thing I completely avoid for the first year is honey because of the risk of botulism.

Plus, it's basically free for everyone as long as there are no obvious choking hazards.

This chart is a great resource for introducing your baby to solid foods.

growth instincts

When you notice that your 7 month old baby wants to eat everything. or time. So you could be going through a growth spurt.

It is very common for a growth spurt to occur at this point.

The best thing you can do is FEED THEM. See the table above for high-calorie foods.

Wean from night feedings

Another thing you really want to work on at this point is to stop feeding him at night.

Unless your doctor tells you, by this age your baby will be fine without eating overnight.

If you find that they aren't hungry during the day and still eat at night, it's definitely time to address this.

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7 month solid food program

At 7 months, Charlotte's feeding schedule looks like this:

  • 7:00AM bottle (7 ounces)
  • 8:00AM Solids (usually some toast and fruit)
  • 10:30AM bottle (7 ounces)
  • 12:00Afternoon Solids (sandwich/fruit/cheese/leftovers from dinner)
  • 12:45PM bottle (3 oz)
  • 3:30PM bottle (5 oz)
  • bad 6Solid PM (whatever the family has for dinner)
  • 6:45PM bottle (7 oz.)


These are the types of products I have come to appreciate for my own babies and I think you will find them useful too!





I love that babies this age are usually a lot more interested in the world.

Now that your baby is mobile, you probably need to baby-proof a little too.

minimum time

Floor time is very good for your baby as it only helps to strengthen their muscles and develop fine and gross motor skills.

If your baby is happy enough to spend time on the floor, then this is a great opportunity to start introducing.independent playtime.

This is especially true if you've dropped that third nap.

bath time

Bath time is also a lot of fun now.

If you notice your baby is having a hard time sitting up straight without tipping over, here are a few options:

  1. Prepare a shallow bath and lay them on their backs (we'll do that)
  2. invest in oneToilet seat(We did this with my second son). Just remember to monitor them closely, as always.
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Summary of Charlotte's 7 month old baby

It seems we've reached the age where babies change by the minute.

Our little Charlotte's personality is shining brighter every week and she is just adorable.

Month 7 was definitely a transition month and I was ready to tear my hair out over the sleep issues, but they were eventually resolved.


Last month I spoke about Charlotte's transition from her children's capsule to theBritax Boulevard Clicktight.

We did it and I'm so happy!

I'm quite short, and although Charlotte is, too, she was still too heavy for me to carry around in the car seat.

We love the Clicktight range and are grateful we made the transition.

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sleep transitions

This month has made me sooo tired of our little miss and her early wake up.

At first it started because I was still taking 3 naps. Mind you, we tried taking the third nap and it didn't work.

However, that was a month ago and I felt like it was time to try again.

The main reason was that she woke up at night cooing and talking and didn't always sleep well during the day.

So we dropped it and at first it was great.

However, she started waking up around 5am and talking to herself before falling asleep again.

So I decided to try and increase your waking hours. Luckily that worked and we're back in business.

His wake times are as follows:

2 hours - 2.5 hours - 3-3.5 hours

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As we changed Charlotte's sleep schedule this month, she now takes 5 bottles instead of 4, except one is only half her normal amount.

She feeds on:

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12h45
  • 3:30 PM
  • 18h45

She also eats solid food three times a day and eats basically everything we do.

He loves his food and we haven't found anything he doesn't eat yet.

time to agree

I'll talk a little more about her development below, but Charlotte has become a lot more mobile this month.

This resulted in a lot less frustration and a much happier baby.

Now you can move anddestroyplay with the things you want.

She's usually content to play alone with a few toys, and it's all over the room.

But Charlotte also enjoys hanging out with her older brothers and jumping in the Jolly Jumper.

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I find I don't have to entertain them as much and it saved a lot of time.

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Charlie is moving and enjoying himself.

He's been rocking on all fours ever since, but now he's officially crawling into the military.

Of course, this has its advantages and disadvantages.

She is much happier now being able to move but I need to start baby testing again.

It's times like these that you realize how well you've taught your kids not to touch things.

Anyway, the second downside is that she still vomits profusely and now that she's on all fours she's everywhere all the time.

Most of our living room is carpeted and I spend all day scrubbing the carpet.

It's gross and I'm looking forward to the spitting period being over so I can hire a carpet cleaner and do a proper job.

Oh, and since he crawls in the military, he crawls all the time too, so his clothes get even dirtier than normal.

Yes, I know it's gross, but it's also the reality of mothers with babies shedding blood.

One day I'll look back and miss her cute baby face, but I'll also be thankful I don't sweep the carpet multiple times a day.

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