Get an idea for a feeding and sleeping schedule for your 2-month old. This sample schedule works well whether you’re following Babywise or not and is developmentally appropriate for a 2-month old.
I’ve shared before how I have a love/hate relationship with the Babywise Method.
But the schedules.
I needed more specific schedules.
Let me break down a Babywise 2 month old schedule so you can know exactlywhat to expect at this age.
To help you better, download my free sleep calculator to see when naptime and bedtime should be based on your baby’s age. Click here to grab it, it’ll be super helpful.
What is A Realistic Schedule for A 2-Month old?
Here’s what to expect at 2 months old:
- A 2-month old wake window can be up to 60 minutes long
- Your baby may still be struggling with day and night confusion
- Short naps are common
- Baby can go about 2.5–3 hours in between feeds
Around 8 weeks old, your baby starts waking up a bit more and becoming more alert.
Make sure to still keep your baby’s wake windows short though—about 60 minutes is all they can handle before they need to nap again.
Here’s an example of a 2-month old schedule. This schedule can work whether you’ve been following Babywise/Moms on Call, or something else (or nothing) and is age-appropriate for babies ages 8 to 12 weeks.
Sample 2-Month Old Sleep Schedule with Feeds
7:00 am – Wake and nurse or bottle
8:00 am to 10:00 am – Nap
10:00 am – Nurse or bottle
11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Nap
1:00 pm – Nurse or bottle
2:00 to 4:00 pm – Nap
4:00 pm – Nurse or bottle
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Nap
6:30 pm – Nurse or bottle and baby’s bedtime routine
Night feeds as needed.
If you want more schedules, check out my babywise sleep schedules for the first 12 months!
Should A 2 Month Old Have A Routine?
You can start a flexible routine with your 2 month old, without being super rigid.
A flexible routine for your 2 month old can include:
- Following eat / play / sleep
- Starting to establish a bedtime routine
- Prioritizing day sleep since sleep begets sleep
- Feeding baby every 2.5–3 hors
How Long Can A 2-Month Old Go Between Feedings?
If your baby is taking full feeds and there are no feeding issues, most 2-month olds can go about 2.5 to 3 hours in between feeds.
At 2 months old, many babies will still cluster feed in the evenings during the witching hour as well.
Sleep and Feed Schedules for Every Age
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What is a Good Nap Schedule for a 2 Month Old?
An ideal 2-month old sleep schedule will include 5–6 naps, lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Keep in mind that those long naps would be ideal.
Naps can be extremely tricky at 2-months old and may not start to lengthen until your baby is closer to 6 to 7 months.
Short naps are common and it’s okay if your baby only sleeps for 45 minutes at a time.
Keep in mind that babies are still super portable at this age and usually nap well on the go, so you don’t have to be a prisoner in your home for naps.
Frequently Asked Questions About the 2 Month Old Schedule with Babywise
How Long Should A 2-Month Old be Awake?
Your 2 month old can be awake for about 60 minutes before they’re ready to go back to sleep.
Many babies still need help falling asleep at this point, and you can help soothe them by using your voice, pressure on their chest, and a pacifier.
How Much Sleep Does My 2 Month Old Need?
Your 2 month old needs a lot of sleep, about 16–18 hours total sleep in a 24-hour period.
How Often Should My Baby Feed in the Middle of the Night?
At 2 months old, many babies still need 2–3 feeds in the middle of the night. If you’ve been following Babywise, they may start to consolidate sleep more soon.
If you have any questions about your 2 month old schedule babywise, leave them in the comments and we’ll help you troubleshoot.
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