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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #105 on: June 01, 2008, 04:56:31 am »
29 months:

730am wake
30 min of TV time
800am breakfasst
830 get dressed, brush teeth, inside playtime
10-12 play outside/playtime with mommy/help mommy do chores while little bro is napping
(1030 small snack)
1230 lunch
110 20 min TV time before rest time
130 read stories in his room
200-400 nap (naps about 2 out of 3 days, on no-nap days, he stays in bed for an hour for a "rest")
400 20 min TV time with a snack
420-530 playtime, errands, etc.
530 dinner
600 outside play, go for a walk, etc.
700 bath
745 bed
(bedtime is a bit earlier on days he doesn't nap)
He's just starting to get interested in some fantasy play and artsy things so I'm trying to start to build a bit of that into our days, too!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #106 on: June 01, 2008, 14:58:04 pm »
Ah, Stacy, I feel your nap pain, lol!  When DS doesn't nap he throws a pretty wild party in there with his bears, lol!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #107 on: June 22, 2008, 10:33:47 am »
27 months:

6:30 Wake. Grizzle. Milk and offered breakfast. Given cereal but doesn't really eat it. Sometimes goes back to it later. (Has the milk because at least he's having something then)
7:00 - 7:50. Plays with big brother until he goes to school.
7:50 - 9:30. Could be any activity from play dough, colouring in and drawing, puppets, leggo, playing in sandpit, running around, riding trike, etc. Could be some television watching, e.g. "The Wiggles" in here depending on what I'm doing with the baby.
9:30 - 10:00. Watches Play School. (Early Learning Television show in Australia)
10:00 - 11:30. More play
11:30. Lunch (Yoguart and a cheese sandwich)
11:30 - 12:00. Wind down watching Baby Einstein.
12:00 - 3:00. Nap (Usually until anytime between 2 and 3pm depending on how much "active" activity he has had in the morning.
3:00 - 3:45. Quiet inside activities like colouring in.
3:45 - 6:00. Plays with big brother and dad.
6:00. Dinner
6:20. Bath
6:40 - 7:30. Playing with daddy time.
7:00. Bottle
7:30. Story and Bed.

We love our routine, we stick to it and he knows exactly what is happening next!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2008, 11:46:23 am »
mummy_bec: Sounds like out morning----No breakfast!  DD is 27 mos. too and our day looks pretty much the same with out an older sibling.
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #109 on: June 24, 2008, 23:07:02 pm »
We hit 30 months at the end of this week.  :o How did that happen?  :) Sounds like we're not the only ones starting to change our nap routine!

7:30 awake
8:00 breakfast
8:30 play while mommy tries to pry her eyes open
9:00 get dressed and ready for the day

10-12 either play at home, or most often we go to play groups, speech therapy, or the park -- our best naps occur on days we get out to play somewhere

12 lunch

12:45/1 nap (when he sleeps, its usually 1.5-2 hours; if he doesn't sleep, he stays in his crib until 2:30!  :o He's usually pretty good about just hanging out for 90 minutes. )

3:00-5:30 plays with babysitter while mommy and daddy work

5:30 mommy makes dinner, daddy & Owen usually head outside to play

6:00 dinner

6:30-6:45 roughhouse with daddy

6:45 upstairs for bed routine

7:30 in crib; on no nap days, he falls asleep right away. On nap days, he may chat for 30 minutes.


Missing having a regular nap, but since he's really good about stayiing in his crib and playing, it seems to work out OK.  I sure hope we at least keep naps 2-3 days/week until he's 4! Hate the idea of losing it by age 3!  :o


ETA: After about 2-3 weeks of nap inconsistencies, he's back to napping regularly! I think maybe his last molar was causing the nap ruckus.  I feel more positive that we'll keep our nap a little longer!  ;D
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #110 on: June 25, 2008, 00:34:40 am »
mommy to one, dont you hate the no breakfast thing, it's driving me crazy!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #111 on: June 25, 2008, 07:25:40 am »
DD is 15 mo.

7.00-7.30 wake up and breakfast
8.00 out for daycare (I am working 8.30-6.00 mon to fri)
9.00 snack
11.45 lunch
12.15-2.00 or 2.30 or 3.00 (last week it was 3.00 mostly)
3.15 snack
5.00 yoghurt
6.30 back to home
7.00 dinner
7.30 bath, bed time ritual
8.00 at bed

Started showing signs for 2-to-1 nap transition at 12 mo, tried to insist on 2 naps but didn't work, so last week we moved to 1 nap (which is surprisingly long :)) I would like to have more time with DD after we came home  :'( but I don't want to deprive her from her night sleep. So we'll do like this until she needs less sleep, and try to make it up on weekends.

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #112 on: July 08, 2008, 11:47:09 am »
My DS had just changed to 1 nap (so far very successfully, touch wood) and here is our day

6ish wake and play/moan until I get him at...
6.30 mum drags herself out of bed and DS has bottle prepared by daddy
7.30/8 breakfast of weetabix or ready brek
8.30 dressed and errands or playtime
10.30 snack
11 nap until 1pm (i wake him), lunch (only has a small amount lately ???)
2.30/3 bottle and biscuit
5.30 dinner
6.30-7 bath and bedtime routine
7-7.30 bed with bottle and mostly out like a light

I love this as it works well, am aiming for 7.30 bed and 6.30 wake soon which would be better for us

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2008, 08:40:48 am »
Me and my mouth :(

We are now having probs going to bed and ive posted a seperate topic as I need helpppp


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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2008, 14:02:41 pm »
Haven't you figured out they read these boards? My son always does and it REALLY causes some problems!  ;D
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2008, 13:42:27 pm »
Hayden will be 29 months next week, here is his schedule as of now at home.  He is in daycare twice/week while I am on maternity leave and they nap 12-130.

500-600 wake
7ish breakfast
900 snack or juice
1100 lunch
1200-200/300 wake and milk or snack
500 dinner
630 bath
700 milk and snack
800 bed sometimes 730 on daycare days

We have struggled so long with early wakings, since as long as I can remember, but since he is in daycare, it is hard to adjust his schedule.  The last couple of days he has gone to bed later because of special things going on during the summer which he hardly has ever done, we are usually very strict with bedtime.  First night he went to bed 915 or so and woke 530, but last night went to bed at about the same time and woke at 645am.  Almost thinking of keeping his bedtime a little later, maybe 830, just so he sleeps past 6am or later as he doesn't ever sleep more than 9.5-10 hours at night.  Things might change when I return to work next month and he is only napping 1.5 hrs at daycare though.  Violet is almost 11 months and flip-flopping between 2-1 naps, depending on wake time....it will be SOOO nice when they nap together!!!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #116 on: July 29, 2008, 17:52:23 pm »
At 23 months we are doing:

7-8 am: wake-up, out of crib @ 8 am  :)
play a bit and get dressed, Mom and Dad have "couch time" & Ella plays independently
8:30: breakfast
Activity - usually go for a walk or to the YMCA
Outside play
12: Lunch
1 - 3:15: nap
Play with Mom
4 - 5: Ella has "room time" - she plays independently in her bedroom, Mom gets some chores done
5: Get dinner ready, Ella has free play or helps Mom
5:30/6: Dinner
7: bath, lotion, brush teeth, PJ's, clean up room, stories, songs, cuddles
7:45: Bedtime
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #117 on: July 29, 2008, 19:46:06 pm »
Please explain couch time.
It sounds lovely  :D

Does she have independent room time for the full hour?
Do you have toys in her room?
I really want to start to implement something like this, but Grace has nothing in her room to play....maybe the play room??
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #118 on: July 29, 2008, 19:49:58 pm »
Oh yes Shannon!!! Please tell us more.  We are at a hanging on the leg stage right now as I am working on dinner.

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #119 on: July 30, 2008, 19:18:24 pm »
We do couch time for 15-30 minutes every morning because DH works 10:30-6:30 for the summer and it's easier to do it then rather than squeeze it in between dinner and bath. ANyways, DH and I sit on the couch and talk uninterupted for that time about whatever we want/need to. Ella is not allowed to interupt us unless she is hurt. We really love this because Ella realizes that she is not the center of attention all the time and it also shows her that mom and dad care about each other so much that we make each other a priority on a daily basis. Works great for our family!

For room time, Ella plays in her bedroom which has one medium sized bin of toys along with many many books. She also brings her special blankets and "babies" (stuffed animals) our of her crib to relax with if she wants. Usually she ends up resting with her blankets or reading her stuffed animals stories. This is usually when I get the bulk of the dinner preparations done and unfinished projects I started during naptime. I really like this time of day because Ella is learning more independence, self-reliance, and imagination/creativity. This one took a bit of time to implement without protest from Ella and even now she sometimes fusses when I leave the room. But she is much more relaxed and focused after because she is not becoming overstimulated by to busy of a day.
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