Schedules or routines can be difficult to figure out sometimes. Below you will find two sample schedule to help you get started. One is for those children taking three naps a day, typically this will be a schedule for a 4 month old to a 6-7 month old. The second schedule is for those who have gone to just one nap, typically this be a schedule for a 7 month old to 11-15 month old.
These are just examples and you will have to modify them to fit your families lifestyle. I really recommend first figuring out what your ideal mealtimes are for your family and what you would like your child to finally get to once they are eating three meals a day. Once you have those times, then rework your schedule around that.
Schedule for 4 month to 6-7 month old child (three nap schedule)
7 up/bottle/play (Breakfast: 8:30am- baby food)
9 down for Nap
10 up/bottle/ play (Lunch: 11:30am-baby food)
12 down for nap
3 down for nap
4 up/bottle/ play
6 baby food (dinner)/ get ready for bed
7 bottle then down for bed
Schedule for 7 month to 11-15 month old child (2 nap schedule):
7am up/ bottle/ play (breakfast 8:30am)
10-10:30am bottle then nap
12-12:30pm up/ play (Lunch)
1:30pm bottle/ play
4-5pm up/ bottle/ play
7pm Bottle/ bed
* Note: If your child has dropped the bottle during this time then ignore the bottle times.
Schedule for one nap a day:
By the time you go to one nap a day you should have the rest of your schedule or routine down fairly well. Keep in mind the most times when you go down to one nap a day they usually start somewhere between 11am and 1pm, and last 2-3 hours on average. Again try to adjust it to fit your families lifestyle.