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Moms On Call Schedule

 

Are you looking for a way to help your child sleep through the night or eat better, you have come to the right place. In this post, I will include the Moms On Call Schedule for babies 0 to 11 months old. These schedules help get your child on a strict day and night schedule which would positively support his/her development and health. Keep reading to know more!

In this post, the following will be discussed.
  • What is the Moms On Call Method?
  • Moms On Call 0-2 Weeks Schedule
  • Moms On Call 2-4 Weeks Schedule
  •  4-16 Weeks Schedule
  • Moms On Call 4-6 Months Schedule
  • Moms On Call 6-8 Months Schedule
  •  8-10 Months Schedule
  • Moms On Call 11 Months Schedule
  • Moms On Call Recommended Items
  • In Conclusion
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links that should add no additional cost to you. Also, this is just my opinion and for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor. Ask your doctor for any concerns you may have. 

What is the Moms On Call Method?

Moms on call method is a method that uses strict routines and rules to help your baby or child sleep throughout the night. Some don’t agree with it, but it is effective and many people find it suitable for them and their baby’s life. It is the ultimate guide for your child and two mommies wrote it. They are actually pediatric nurses that have answer millions of questions asked by parents. Both of them came up with the idea that all babies can be trained to follow a daytime routine and a nighttime routine; they just need someone to teach them how to. The instructions for that is the Moms On Call Method which contain many moms on call schedule. There is a specific routine for each age group.

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Who made it?

As mentioned before two nurses made it. The first is Laura Hunter. She has five children and is an author and public speaker. She has twenty-five years of experience and loves sharing her experience and knowledge with others. The second is Jennifer Walker also has 25 years of experience and she is a mom of three. She loves sharing tips on how to beat the challenges of motherhood.

Moreover, it is the parents’ decision on whether to use this method or not. It also respects that the first few weeks of a baby’s life are merely for survival. That is keeping the baby alive and healthy whether it is hard on mommy and daddy or not. After a few weeks, this method helps create a more acceptable way of life. This life will have less stress and better memories for mom, dad, and baby. It is based on the nature of the baby.

The Three Books

The Moms On Call Method comes in the form of three books. The first book is for babies younger than six months old. The second book is for babies between the ages of six months and fifteen months, and the third book is for toddlers. The Moms On Call Method also recommends a few baby products that can help parents out there (will mention them later in the post).

Let me tell you, it is quite hard to follow this method. There are many rules that are strict. It only allows a little flexibility. Many moms only buy the books for the sleeping methods. Of course, moms want to sleep through the night. But, the books also include guidelines about many other things concerning the baby.

Another thing you should know is that they have an app (Moms On Call App). The app includes many baby and toddler schedules that you can look at. It can give you an idea of what routine you want your baby to follow.

Moms On Call 0- 2 Weeks  Schedule (The First Two Weeks)

So… I know you are looking for a way to ease the first two weeks of your baby’s life. It is hard! But, trust me it is hard for every mother out there. The first two weeks is survival mode. Instead of focusing on a schedule, focus on your baby’s weight. Your baby’s weight needs to increase and the only way to do that is to feed on demand. Yes, that means whenever your baby wants food, nurse him or give him a bottle. Both breast milk and formula are respected. Choose what you think is best. You should feed your baby at least every 2-3 hours for about 30-45 minutes. Burp them in the middle of the session and at the end for about 2-3 minutes. You will notice that the baby keeps falling asleep. Try to keep them awake when feeding.

The first weeks is very difficult because your baby may cluster feed. That means your baby will keep wanting to feed. This is great because this will signal your body make more milk. That is how you can establish a milk supply. The more you nurse, the more milk you will make.

The Reality

Do you want your baby to sleep through the night? I am sorry but you are not there yet. You should not allow your baby to sleep for more than 3 hrs straight because they need to feed. Some tricks that can help your baby to sleep for three hours consecutively is swaddling your baby with hands straight down, making sure the baby is safe in a crib with nothing around him (no blanket, no pillow), keep the room temperature between 68 and 72 degrees ferenhiet, and playing white music. This will mimic the environment of the womb, the safest place for your baby.

Give your baby a sponge bath every few days, but keep the umbilical cord area dry so that the stump can fall off. Ask your family and friends to make some meals for your family if they would like to help you out. This will free you from a lot of stress. And, trust me sleep when your baby sleeps

Moms On Call 2-4 Weeks Schedule

Yes, you have finished the first two weeks. Does your baby have a normal weight? Now let’s start talking. Feed your baby every three hours. Give them 3-4 ounces per bottle (ask a doctor if they need less or more) if not breastfeeding. If breastfeeding, breastfeed for thirty minutes.

Here is the two to four weeks schedule. 
  • Feed your baby any time between 6 and 7 am. Then place them back in the crib.
  • Feed your baby at 9 am (this is not optional).
  • Play with your baby at 9:30 am.
  • 9:45 to 10:00 am is naptime for your baby. This nap should be approximately two hours.
  • Wake up your baby at 12 pm and feed your baby. This is not optional.
  • The baby should nap for approximately two hours starting from 12:45-1:00 pm.
  • Feed your baby for thirty minutes at 3 pm.
  • Play with your baby at 3:30 pm.
  • Naptime for two hours should start around 4 pm.
  • Feed baby at 6 pm.
  • Do several activities with the baby at 6:30 pm. Some examples include swing, tummy time…
  • The baby should sleep for up to an hour and a half around 7 pm.
  • Give baby bath at 8:30 pm.
  • Feed at 9 pm.
  • Put in the crib for bedtime at 9:30 pm. Nothing should be placed in the crib with the baby. Turn off the lights. Play lullabye or white music.

Wake up every three hours for a feed.

moms on call schedule

Moms On Call 1-2 months | 4-8 Weeks Schedule 

Breastfeed for 30 minutes or bottle feed (4-6 ounces/bottle).

1-2 Months Schedule
  • 6-7 am | Baby should feed. Do not go back to sleep.
  • 9 am | Feed the baby. (not optional)
  • 9:30 am | Play with baby.
  • 10 am | Baby should nap for about two hours.
  • 12 am | Baby should feed.
  • 12:30 pm | Baby should play.
  • 1 pm | Baby should sleep for 2 hrs.
  • 3 pm| Feed the baby.
  • 3:30 pm | Play with baby.
  • 4 pm | The baby should take a short nap anything between 30 minutes and 90 minutes.
  • 5:30 | Feed the baby.
  • 6:00 | Get the baby on a swing, bounce, or activity mat. It is playtime!
  • 6:30 | A very short naptime should be given if the baby wants it 30 minutes to an hour and thirty minutes.
  • 8 pm | Give the baby a bath if you want to. It helps transition the baby to bedtime.
  • 9 pm | Put baby in crib swaddled. Nothing should be placed in the crib with the baby. Turn off the lights. Play lullaby or white music.

Feed the baby at 2:30 am. To make sure the baby will easily go back to sleep, do not talk to the baby, change his/her diaper, and feed for no more than half an hour.

Moms On all 8-16 Weeks Schedule | 2 Months to 4 Months

The baby should breastfeed for 20 minutes or bottle feed (5-7 ounces)

7 am | Wake up and feed the baby. If the baby wakes up before 6 am, try to put her back to sleep.

9 am | The baby should nap for 90 minutes. Some babies don’t sleep that long.

10:30 am| Feed the baby.

10:50 am | Playtime begins! Play with the baby or do several activities.

12 pm | The baby should nap for an hour and a half.

1:30 pm | Feed the baby.

1:50 pm | Playtime begins! Play with your child.

3 pm | The baby should sleep now for another hour and a half.

4:30 pm| Feed the baby. Nurse only for twenty minutes or bottlefeed 5-7 ounces.

4:50 | Playtime begins. Use a swing or activity mat.

5:30 | Let the baby have a very short nap because the baby would start getting irritated at this time. Let the baby have a 30 to 60 minutes nap.

6:30 pm | Give the baby a bath. This is the beginning of the bedtime routine.

7 pm | Feed the baby, and sing and read a book to the baby.

7:30 pm | Swaddle the baby and place the baby in the crib. Play white music.

Sometimes babies do not take long naps like for 90 minutes and that is okay. Also, expect the baby to wake up at night.

moms on call schedule

Moms On Call 4-6 Month Schedule (16 weeks-24 weeks)

Your baby should be feeding 4-5 times a day, 6-8 ounces per feeding. 

7 am | Wake up and feed the baby. If the baby wakes up before 6 am, try to put her back to sleep.

8:30-11 am | The baby naps.

11 am| Feed the baby. Time for the baby to play afterward.

12:30- 3 pm| The baby should nap.

4:45-6:30 pm | The baby should nap.

6:30 pm | Give the baby a bath. This is the beginning of the bedtime routine.

7 pm | Feed the baby, and sing and read a book to the baby.

7:30 pm | Swaddle the baby and place the baby in the crib. Play white music.

Sometimes babies do not take long naps like for 90 minutes and that is okay. Also, expect the baby to wake up at night.  There is something called sleep regression that appears when your baby turns 4 months. Many moms hate this time but don’t worry, if you follow the moms on call schedule everything will be okay. This should resolve itself within three days, just stay consistent. Also, do not swaddle your baby when he/she begins to roll. It is very dangerous. You can take out one hand at a time to help ease into unswaddling. You can also begin with solids at this time. Start with a tablespoon and increase with time. Moms On Call suggest beginning table foods around five months and introducing new textures as days pass by.

 Moms On Call Schedule 6-8 Months

Your baby should drink between 6-8 ounces. 

6 am | Wake up and feed the baby. If the baby wakes up before 6 am, try to put her back to sleep. After feeding, play with the baby.

7:30 | The baby should eat breakfast. Feed her/him a half jar of fruit, and two to three tablespoons of cereal.

8 am | The baby should nap for up to two hours.

10 am | The baby should be fed and play with the baby afterward. 

11:30 am | The baby should eat lunch. He/She should eat 2-4 ounces of fruits, 2-4 ounces of vegetables and 2-3 tablespoons of cereal. 

12 pm | The baby should sleep between 1.5-2 hours. 

2 pm | Feed the baby and keep baby awake. 

3 pm | Time to teach your baby how to stand up and sit. Also, you can do some tummy time too. 

3 pm | The baby should sleep now for another hour and a half.

4 pm| Feed the baby and play with baby until snack time. 

4:30| The baby should nap. It should not last more than one hour. 

5:30 | The baby should eat 2-4 oz of fruit and 2-4 oz of vegetables for dinner. 

6:00 pm | Give the baby a bath. This is the beginning of the bedtime routine.

6:30 pm | Feed the baby, and sing and read a book to the baby.

7:00 pm | Swaddle the baby and place the baby in the crib. Play white music.

Your baby should be sleeping through the night because they should be full from the breastmilk/formula and solids. 

Months 8-10 

The baby should still eat 4-5 times, 6-8 ounces at each feeding.

6 am | Wake up and feed the baby. If the baby wakes up before 6 am, try to put her back to sleep. After feeding, play with the baby.

7:00 | The baby should eat breakfast. Feed her/him fruit, puree or eggs, and give sippy cup. 

8 am | The baby should nap for up to two hours.

10 am | The baby should be fed and play with the baby afterward. 

12 pm | The baby should eat lunch. He/She should puree or vegetables and pasta or something else, give them a sippy cup.

12:30 pm or 1 pm | The baby should sleep less than 2 hours. 

2:30-3 pm | Feed the baby and keep the baby awake until snack time. 

4 pm | The baby should have a snack like a puree or a teether cracker. 

4:30 pm | The baby should sleep now for half an hour.

5 pm| Feed the baby dinner like a puree or whatever you are having. 

6:00 pm | Give the baby a bath. This is the beginning of the bedtime routine.

6:30 pm | Feed the baby, and sing and read a book to the baby.

7:00 pm | Swaddle the baby and place the baby in the crib. Play white music.

Your baby should be sleeping through the night because they should be full from the breastmilk/formula and solids.

11 Month 

Here is the 11 month moms on call schedule. 

6 am | Wake up and feed the baby 6-8 ounces. If the baby wakes up before 6 am, try to put her back to sleep. After feeding, play with the baby. 

7:00 | The baby should eat breakfast. Feed her/him finger foods and give sippy cup. 

7:30 / 8 am | Playtime. The baby should have time to play. 

9 am | The baby should nap for less than two hours. 

10 am | The baby should eat a snack and play. 

12 pm | The baby should have lunch and eat finger food with a sippy cup. Sippy cups can have 2-4 oz of milk in them.

1 pm | Nap for one hour. 

3 pm | The baby should eat a snack finger foods and drink from a sippy cup (2-4 oz of milk).  

4 pm | The baby should play.

5 pm| Feed the baby dinner like a puree or whatever you are having with sippy cup (2-4 oz of milk) . 

6:30 pm | Give the baby a bath. This is the beginning of the bedtime routine.

6:45 pm | Feed the baby 6-8 oz bottle, and read a story. 

7:00 pm | Swaddle the baby and place the baby in the crib. Play white music.

Your baby should be sleeping through the night because they should be full from the breastmilk/formula and solids.

moms on call schedule

Moms On Call Recommended Items

In Conclusion

These are the moms on call schedules that can help you put your child on a schedule. This is a very strict method but it has helped many mothers today. Sleeping with children isn’t an easy thing to do, but these schedules have made it possible. To learn more about moms on call, click here.

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I hope this helps. Leave a comment below so we can other moms out there! 

 

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Lynn Armstrong
Lynn Armstrong
11 days ago

these are awesome tips!!!! Thanks for sharing

RJ
RJ
12 days ago

Thanks for sharing! Such a great resource for new mamas

Danielle
13 days ago

Thanks for sharing for moms who’d like to use this method!

Andrea Hope
15 days ago

What a great resource for new mamas!My babies all settled into their own routine naturally, but I definitely have some friends who were desperate for something like this!

Dawn
15 days ago

I had similar schedules for both my kids and I loved it. It’s for sure the way to when you have a newborn. My kids are still on a bit of a schedule it’s just not as exact now that they are 2 and 3!

Katie C
16 days ago

I’ve never heard of this method, but I’m glad it works! It definitely seems strict, but hey – it would be worth it for sleep!

Maureen
16 days ago

This is such a helpful and informative post! I didn’t even really know it existed. I wish I knew about it when my son was a baby. It would have really helped me a lot.

Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

Nisha
16 days ago

Wish I had known this when I was raising my twins. Most new parents would love this .

Ivan M. Jose
16 days ago

This is an interesting method that I’ve learned just today. I’ll keep this in mind and refer it to my friends who are expecting a baby.

Gervin Khan
Gervin Khan
16 days ago

First time to hear about this method, and I wish to know this before when my kids are still a baby. I will share this with my preggy friends. Thank you!

Marjie Mare
Marjie Mare
16 days ago

I wish that I have heard of the Mom’s on Call schedule when my kids were younger. Now thanks to the blogging world, I have learned so much.

Rachel
Rachel
16 days ago

I’ve never heard of the Mom’s on Call schedule. It’s very interesting because it’s similar to what I did with my kids but I was super strict with it. I may recommend this to others, thanks.