Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Nina says

    I’m going to give this schedule a try. Our son is going to be 3months Saturday! Wish us luck !

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Good luck @Nina!!

  2. Dee says

    Hi. Thanks for this informative, practical website. If I understand correctly, in both schedules we’re waking the baby to feed and also very close together. I see some feedings are just 2 hours apart. Will baby be hungry enough? Should 3 month olds be consistently eating every 2 hours?

    • Danielle says

      Hi Dee,
      Thank you for checking us out – I’m so glad to hear the website has been helpful for you! Most 3 month-old babies are still eating every 2-3 hours during the day, and we are working to get most of their calories in during the daylight hours (though of course we expect to see several night feeds at this age still, too). So, this schedule works for most babies, but of course, everyone is different. You can always give it a try and adjust as needed. Hope this helps!

  3. Stephanie says

    My 3 month old is fed via bottle breastmilk during the day while I’m at work. Is it ok to use the formula feeding schedule because that seems more like our schedule. He’s currently drinking 5 to 6 ounces via bottle and takes both breast when I breastfeed in the evening and night.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Stephanie –
      Thank you for writing and for using our 3 month old schedule as a resource! Feel free to make the suggested schedules your own! As long as your baby is getting enough ounces/feeds at the breast, and is growing and developing well, following something that looks more like the formula schedule should be fine! If you’re at all concerned, a quick call to the pediatrician to ask how many ounces/breastfeeding sessions he should be getting can give you specific insight based on his weight and growth – and give you peace of mind too! : )

  4. Marla Rae says

    Wondering if the two evening naps at 4:30pm and 6:30pm are suppose to be about ~30 minutes for a three month old.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Marla Rae –
      Thank you for writing to us! Yes! Naps can be 30 minutes at this age, especially the last naps of the day! Thanks for writing and for using our site as a resource for your family’s sleep!

  5. Mackenzie Thada says

    Hi! I always find your site the most realistic and helpful! I have a question about bedtime. My baby is 3.5 months old and is a pretty consistent napper, but bedtime is all over the place. I see in this 3 month example schedule a later bedtime is still expected (which is normally what happens for us, anywhere between 8:30-9:30pm) but I noticed in the example 4-month-old schedule, bedtime is suddenly WAY earlier. Are there any posts suggesting ways to make that leap from a 9pm bedtime to a ~7pm bedtime? Catnaps are still needed for him around 7 every night…is it better to gradually extend awake time in the evening to turn the catnap into bedtime, or better to keep the catnap but try to put him down earlier and earlier even if he isn’t giving sleepy cues? His awake windows are very consistently ~75 min, and he’s overtired by 90 min.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Mackenzie,
      Thank you so much for visiting – I’m so glad to hear our articles have helped your family! I don’t think we have any articles on this, but in most cases, baby just kind of starts dropping that last nap on her own somewhere around 4 months, and so the “last nap” becomes bedtime. I hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any questions!

  6. Natalie says

    Do you wake up the baby for the 10:30 PM fill-up feed?