Is this normal for a 2 year old!?(4 Posts)
My dd age 2 has a very strict routine, up at 7 out the door at ten past eight as she gets out of the car she says goodbye to daddy and gives him her dummy. She has to pretend to open the front door then the second and then when she enters nursery she goes to her table or lateky goes straight too the breakfast trolley and helps her self. We pick her up at one oclock and i puts on her coat and hat and scarf. We leave all the while she has to close the gate and the two doors. Gets home eats her fruit inbetween 3-4 has her tea super at half five bedtine at 6 wakes up alot at night. . . . So herathe problem we work for mil and the past week mil has been ill so we have not been going into work hence getting up later than useal which results in dd going into nursery later missing breakfast (she does get a big breakfast at hone still) she started to cry ecen with the staff even at the gates when uselay she is very happy to go in the staff pointed out it may be her routine changed thats why she is acting out... Anyway i thought about it and she really doesnt like change or for things to be out of place such as a boy at nursery was fiddilig with the mat at the corners as sooon as she saw this she ran over to fix it also if she sees a draw open she has to fix it or if the baby gate is open she will shut it on the exact middle line. Also today her dad came into nursery with me it was parents evening and she diddnt go to him she came with me and he went to put on her coat she took it off him and gave it to me also herscarf and hat. We thought again becaise kmof her routine. Is this normal?? Sorry for the misspellings new phone/keyboard.
It's normal to a degree. Lot's of toddlers love routine. Have you noticed anything else to worry you? Does she enjoy a variety of toys? Like playing games with you and DH? Does she bring you things to initiate a game and does she play pretend games such as drinking from an empyy cup and calling it tea etc?
How is her language?
Sorry that's a lot of questions! Just trying to get a fuller picture of her life.
On it's own, I think it's pretty normal. My two-year-old is the same. There's a lot of comfort to be had in routine/ritual! If we're somewhere new, she often asks "mummy, what's going to happen?", or "what happens next?", which I think is connected.
Is there anything else that's worrying you?
I think they need routine more in places where they are less secure (not saying she is insecure at nursery but prob less so than at home with u) as it makes them feel safer. Is she so strict with routine at home? At that age I wouldn't worry too much
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