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Your Baby's Daily Routine 9-12 Months

Your baby is now developing rapidly in their journey to independence. Babies now recognise and respond to routine, consistency and familiar cues. They will now be accustomed to a wide variety of foods and be more in tune with family mealtimes. They will be more demanding of your attention.

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A typical day 10-12 months

7.00am Wake and have breakfast, such as cereal, fruit, yoghurt and toast fingers and a cup with water.

8.00am Breast/bottle feed.

8.30am Play.

9am Sleep.

10.30am Morning tea such as fruit or yoghurt and a cup with water.

11am Shopping or play group.

12.30pm Lunch – a combination of spoon food and finger food, followed by a breast/bottle feed.

1pm Play.

2pm Sleep.

3.30pm Afternoon tea such as fruit and rice crackers and a cup of water.

4pm Walk to the park.

5pm Dinner such as meat, chicken, or pasta and vegetables, followed by a breast/bottle feed.

6pm Bath and into pyjamas, followed by a quiet time such as storytelling.

7.30pm Bedtime (about 11 hours’ sleep).

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