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14 month old routines please!(6 Posts)
Please could those of you with a 14 month old (or near that age) let me know your daily routines? Feed/sleep etc.
I am a stay at home mum and in lockdown so just wondering how your days are structured?
I have a just turned 15 month old and I’m a SAHM but I also have an older child so I have to have more of a structure. Clock change has thrown it all out.
6 - DD wakes and bf and dozes
7 - Get up nappy change and breakfast
8.45 - school run and snack
park/swimming/forest school/ play at home
11.30 weekday /12 weekends - lunch
12.30 - nap
1.45 - wake her up
Play in the house, books and song
3 - school run
3.30 - 4 Ceebies with big sister
4 - play with me and big sister
5 - dinner
6.30 - bath
7.15 - stories until she asks for the light out and then I feed her to sleep which takes until about 8ish
We cosleep and she wakes several times a night for bf. DH has started to settle her and cosleep with her from her first wake up.
My daughter is 14 months on Thursday, and to be completely honest we don’t really have a routine as such. A standard day for us looks something like this...DD will wake up anywhere between 6.30-8.30am (about 7.30am tends to be the norm), we play for a bit then have breakfast around 1.5-2 hours after waking. She only has one nap a day now, this is usually late morning and she will sleep anywhere between 1-2 hours (I take her out in pram to sleep). Then lunch, more playing and then she eats dinner at the same time as me and my husband, 6.30/7ish. By the time she’s bathed and in (our) bed she doesn’t get to sleep until about 8pm, but again this varies day to day! On days that she wakes up earlier (such as today) everything will naturally happen earlier in the day, for example she went down for her nap at 9.45 this morning. However yesterday she didn’t wake up until 8.30 so didn’t go down for her nap until about 12!! The challenge we’re currently trying to overcome is that she is still breast fed and will only go to sleep at night on the boob. With naps she’s absolutely fine and will sleep on her daddy’s lap or if we go out for a walk she’ll sleep in her pram. I’m back at work now so my parents are looking after her and they do try to follow this routine, but we’ve never had strict timings. On the whole it’s worked for us, but it can be hard when trying to make plans, we normally have to wait until the day to confirm times and stuff if we’re meeting up with friends etc. I do sometimes wish we had got into a stricter routine when she was younger but at the same time, she’s very happy and content so figure something we’re doing works 😊
Hope you’re coping ok with lockdown xx
My DS is nearly 15 months and our routine goes something like:
7am wake up
9:30 cup of milk and snack
Then go out for a walk
12:30 nap (anywhere between 2-3 hours)
3:30 cup of milk and snack
6:15 cup of milk
6:45 in bed, and rolls around before falling asleep around 7/7:15
Thank you all! I find it really useful to hear other people's routines.
@hodgepodge21 yours sounds very similar to mine! We have recently dropped the morning nap, I was worried he wasn't getting enough sleep but think he's ok. Can I ask do you wake your baby in the morning/after nap? X
Yep we recently dropped the morning nap too! But he is making up for it with a really long lunch time nap so I think it's ok. And no I never wake him at all, I used to after an hour in the morning, but now we are at one nap I just leave him be. Sometimes he wakes at 6:30, sometimes 8! And sometimes he has 1.5 hour nap and other times over 3 hours! I just assume he needs it if he is still sleeping.