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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2008, 01:57:04 am »
We have been struggling with naps since DS#2 was born 8 weeks ago..

8am wake up
9am breakfast
12:30 lunch (usually offer a snack between but often isn't interested)
2pm nap (takes about one a week lately!)
snack offered after nap or 3pm (he stays in bed for 1 hour for a rest whether he sleeps or not)
5:30pm dinner
ON A NO NAP DAY:
6:30 bath
7:15 bed
ON A NAP DAY
7:15 bath
8:00 bed

Just curious, how structured are your toddlers routines through the day in terms of activities.  Do you just have free play time or have you built in some other things like consistent outdoor play time, craft time, etc. yet?  Sometimes I wonder if I need to start adding a little more structure in this way to my little guy's day...
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2008, 09:00:21 am »
We don't have a specific thing structured in at a specific time, but I do a craft, an indoor physical activity and some together play every day. We have a Mummy/Son date every Saturday morning, which we both look forward to.

DS is 21 months now and his routine has been the same for about 6 months, although I have moved his pm snack to about 4 or 4.30 as 5 was effecting his dinner.
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2008, 10:18:28 am »
OK here is rachels routine at 2.5 years old, I will start it at 7am waking but sometimes it's an 8am waking and then everything is delayed an hour but she is woken earlier from her nap so bedtime is the same.

7am wake
8am breakfast with cup of milk
10am snack
1130am lunch (main meal of the day)
1230pm nap (between 90mins and 2.5hrs)
300pm snack
5pm tea with drink of milk
630pm bath
7pm bed

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ust curious, how structured are your toddlers routines through the day in terms of activities.  Do you just have free play time or have you built in some other things like consistent outdoor play time, craft time, etc. yet? 
we have had quite a structured activity schedule for the last year.  every morning we do something formal - either go to a music or art class or have preschool session or have an hour of something at home like art or music or dancing or reading or outside talking about nature.  in the afternoon we always have a 20min time of reading and numbers/letters after she wakes from her nap and then tend to be more free play seeing friends and having playdates or playing in the garden or something.  this works well for her because she's bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning and less so in the afternoon so she can jusy do her own things.
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #93 on: March 21, 2008, 02:54:19 am »
Our day's activities are somewhat structured, not always the same but follows a predictable pattern. We are generally more active in the am. During the week we are up and out to the Y after getting ready in the am. Pm's are more low key we either clean, run errands, walk the dog, or visit. We always have one-on-one time and independent play time sometime before or after dinner. Once the weather gets nicer, things will change so we can enjoy our few good months.  8)
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2008, 08:10:19 am »
Lewis is 25months now and this is what his day looks like. We have had this routine for about 6 months now.

8am Wake
8.30am Breakfast
10am Snack
12pm Lunch
1pm Nap
3pm Wake
3.30pm Snack
5.00pm Dinner
6pm Bath and PJ's
7.15pm Bed time Usually asleep by 7.45 - 8.00pm

This routine works for us. xxxx
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #95 on: April 13, 2008, 17:36:53 pm »
Here is our schedule at 13.5 months

5:30am wake, bf & potty
7am breakfast
8:15/8:30am nap 1-1.5 hrs.  wake, bf & potty
10am snack
12pm lunch
1:15/1:45pm nap 1-1.5 hrs.  wake, bf & potty
3pm snack
5pm dinner
6:15pm bath, books, bf
7pm bed

We are holding on to two naps for now.  I wish we could go to one but she just refuses to sleep past 5:30am.  She was late to transition from 3-2 so I suspect that 2-1 will be the same.
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2008, 00:41:18 am »
My DS is 13 mos old and his schedule is as follows:
7:30ish - wake
7:45/8:00 - breakfast
10:00 - nap
11:15 - wake from 1st nap
11:30 - lunch
2:30- 2nd nap
4:00 - wake from nap
4:00 - snack
5:30/6 - Dinner
6/6:30 - bath
7:00/7:15 - bed

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #97 on: April 17, 2008, 12:42:25 pm »
My DS is almost 23 months and here's his schedule - more or less

6:30 (on a good day, 5am on a bad one) - up, bright-eyed & bushy tailed; glass of Horlick's (warm milk drink)
7:30 breakfast with mom & dad
8-8:30 playing outside with one parent while other goes to hospital chapel (it's mandatory but children aren't welcome)
8:30-11ish friends come over to play - usually there's a snack (fruit) around 10 or so
11-12 mommy makes lunch, ds helps  or interferes...
12 lunch
12:30ish - 2:00 (3:00 on a good day) nap
after nap snack
friends over until 4
excursion to the market or playtime with mom until 5
daddy time until 6:30
6:30 dinner
7:15 brush teeth, potty, bedtime story
usually asleep at 7:30

10, 2 & 4 (usually, sometimes more often, sometimes less) get up - grab mom or dad & drag to room, climb back into (big-boy) bed and go right back to sleep. 4am is usually a potty time

Repeat... and watch mom & dad get increasingly sleep-deprived!

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2008, 01:30:52 am »
My almost 16 month old schedule is:
6.30-7 Wake up
8  Breakfast
12.30 nap (length varies)
bedtime 5.5 after wake up of last nap

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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2008, 02:02:11 am »
At 20 months, we are doing:

7:30: up (usually awake before this, but quietly amuses herself in bed until I get her)
7:45/8: Breakfast
go out for a walk or to the Y or other activity
11:45: Lunch
12:30 - 3: nap (usually have to wake her)
3/3:30: Small snack
clean, errands, outside play
5/5:30 - 6: Ella plays independently while I cook dinner
6: Dinner
7:15: Bath, brush teeth, lotion, pj's, clean up room, stories, songs
8: Bedtime
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2008, 11:13:24 am »
At almost 19 months our routine varies but this is a typical day if we don't have playgroup or visitors and dad is home at his normal time. The weather is pretty good so we are mostly outdoors:

7.30ish wake up, L will play in her cot for a while after she wakes
7.50 up and a drink of milk
8.15 breakfast then get dressed etc
9.00 play in the garden
10.00 a snack in the pushchair while I quickly walk the dog before L protests to walk  ::)
11.30 Indoors and play, watch a dvd and have a glass of milk
12.15 Into pushchair for her nap outside, usually asleep by 12.30
13.45 (1 hours is about average for her nap but it varies day to day) Straight oout with lunch on the go for a power walk around the forest with the dog, once again trying to make it before she protests to get out!
14.30 play in the garden, go for a walk up and down the street to see the chickens etc
16.30 daddy is home,(yipee!)
17.00 teatime
17.30 cuddles with mum and milk
17.45 bath and stories with dad
18.30 bed  :)

I must admit our times really vary as I am not strict on wake up so she will sometimes have a mammoth night and a short nap etc but it works for us.
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #101 on: April 27, 2008, 22:47:36 pm »
24 months

6:30ish wake up (we usually leave her in her crib until 6:45/7am)
7/7:30am(ish) Breakfast
Play Time
8am(ish) 30 min. of TV time
Play Time and/or errands
11:30 lunch
12/12:30 Nap (45-1.5 hours....depending on the day)
2pm(ish) snack
Play Time  (if it's nice, outside time)
Errands if needed
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Clean up time/Play time
6:30 Bath
PJ, Books
7pm(ish) Bed w/songs and prayers
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #102 on: April 30, 2008, 11:05:09 am »
24 months

around 6:30 wake up [soemtimes longer on the weekends]
bottle [8oz full milk]
baby cartoons time while we get ready for work
7:30 nanny comes, we leave
8:00 breakfast
9:30 they go out
some snacks while out [banana etc]
12:30 they're back, lunch
1pm - 3:30pm nap
4pm dinner
4:40 we're back
6pm supper
7pm bath, bottle, books, bed
asleep by 8pm
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #103 on: May 24, 2008, 07:30:20 am »
20 months

6/7 wake up, will stay in cot for a while (sometimes bottle sometimes not -phasing this out gradually)
between 8 & 9:30 breakfast (depending on if had bottle or not)
10ish small snack if had breakfast early
12 lunch
1-3ish nap
3:30 small snack of fruit
6ish dinner
8-8:30 bedtime (sleeps through usually unless teething)

We had problems with EW 5/6 every morning when had bedtime at 7/7:30 & nap at 12, and tried all sorts of different approaches to delay this, then decided to try and keep everything at an hr later when clocks changed forward for summer. Worked really well! We now also have more time with Daddy when he gets home from work and usually go for a walk around the lake to feed the ducks. We love our 7am wake ups!
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Re: What does your toddlers day look like?
« Reply #104 on: May 24, 2008, 22:50:34 pm »
DD is now almost 28 months

6:30 wake up
7:00 breakfast
7:20 leaving to her caregiver
8:00 playtime
9:30 - 10:00 snack (time denpends on the day and how hungry DD is)
10:00 - 11:30 playtime outside if it's nice, inside if it's not
12:00 lunch
1:00 - 2:30 nap
2:30 snack
3:00 ride home
3:30 - 4:30 play inside / TV time
4:30 dinner
5:00 play time / firends over, going to the park / running errands - depending on a day
6:30 "Dora" time - DD watches one episode
7:00 bath
7:15 light supper (cereal, cornmeal etc)
7:30 story time / potty time/ brushing teeth
7:45 lights out
8:00 she's asleep
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