Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Our Daily Routine with a Toddler




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In the morning when she wakes up, I change her diaper, and we would go downstairs to have breakfast and play for a while. As much as possible I don't give her milk just yet so that she would be used to having solids every morning. 

After a couple of hours, let's say 2-3 hours, that's when Maco become moody or rather, sleepy. She would throw tantrum at everything; because I won't let her go out, because it's too hot already, I won't let her throw the TV's remote control, I won't let her stand on the sofa's edges, and so on. I swear, it would be about everything, even for making her drink her water. *insert straight face here*  So when she turns grumpy, that's the sign that she needs to take a nap already.

When her father goes home at lunch and would peek in our room, more likely she would wake up. IDK how and IDK why, she just wakes up. Mostly her father wouldn't be near her yet, he would just open the door and boom, Maco's awake! I don't even know. Well, not when Maco slept late at around 12noon already, of course. 

After she wakes up, she would gather her thoughts for a couple of mins or so (lol), and then we would go downstairs to have lunch. Rest for a while, and then she's up for bath time

After bath time, I would let her play, while I blog or do some chores, milk time and boom, she's asleep again. When she's asleep in the afternoon, that's when I could do more things. She'd be asleep for more than 2hours at least, if she wakes up after just an hour or two, expect her to sleep again around 4 or 5 in the afternoon.


Maco needs more than 2 hours of nap so she'll be Little Miss Sunshine until the day ends. Haha!

At night, we have our dinner around 7:30-8:00 in the evening. We usually wait for her father so we'd have dinner together as a family. After dinner, Maco would play, walk outside - we'll just let her do her thing downstairs. Around 9 in the evening, that's when she would take her bath. Her father give her a nice warm bath at night because it's too hot now-a-days, and to freshen her up.

After her bath, we'd change her into her jammies, and then she'll play some more in our room. Lately though, I noticed that she's so fond of her books, and of course I love it! She would get her box of books which was a gift from her Tita Tin, and would hand me one of the books, show me the pictures and it looks like she's waiting for a story - and of course, I tell her stories that are mostly about the animals on her animal book! And then, she's down. Her sleeping time is usually 11pm-12mn. Yes, that late!

Sometimes, when my little one fell asleep already that's when I turn on my laptop and blog away. But mostly, I would be too tired to do so. Hehehe!

How about you mommies, how's your daily life with your little one? :)

27 comments:

  1. I remember my kids when they were your baby's age. Such a ball of sunshine when they wake up. Precious memories. 😊😊😊

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  2. Mommy, I can totally relate!! Baby Charley is 16 months now, and follows a routine, too. She wakes up at 5 in the morning (without fail!!), then we prepare her for her playschool at 8-10 am. When she get home at 10:30, she'd sleep until 1 pm. Then she would play till dinner and sleep at around 7 pm. :)

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    1. 5AM? That's too early for my little one! She wakes up around 9-10AM! Hahahaha!

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  3. Naamoy nya si papa nya kapag umuuwi! He He He! Ganyan yung isang kambal ko kapag umuuwi ako minsan nagtatago pa nga ko eh pero alam nya na dumating na ko! Cute nila dba?

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    1. Yup! Haha! Pero pag galit na ang papa nya, sakin nagtatago hahahaha ;)

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  4. Ohhh, I miss those days when my kid is still a little human. Kabisado ko din yung oras ng tulog nya, kelan sya mabuburyo, etc. Haha. I even used to cry with him along if he's cryin non stop.

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    1. Hahaha! Natawa naman ako mommy! When my little one was just newborn, dun ako almost sabay umiyak sa kanya kasi hindi I didn't know what to do hehe :)

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  5. this is such a simple post but its making me miss and relive so many memories of my daughter as a baby!

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  6. Moms like us are always busy. I remember when my son was just a few days old, he wouldn't let me sleep. Haha! Those days are over, and it's a new phase for the two of us now.

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    1. I remember when my little one was just a few days old I didn't sleep too! I was too afraid that if I slept I might not know if she's awake already. I was a paranoid mom back then hahaha

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  7. A day is indeed very long when you have a toddler. Sometimes I miss days like this but I am even busier now that my daughter is already in pre-school.

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  8. Hihih. I find this post cute. I would smile as I read each sentence. My baby would not like to be put down so I end up carrying him all day or playing with him. I would put him to sleep until I find myself sleeping as well. IHihi. The only time I could blog is when I successfully jumped off the bed, putting so many pillows (to replace me) beside him so he wouldnt feel that I left. He has the habit of wrapping his legs on my legs so thats 2x hard talaga to escape.

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    1. OMG I feel you! Hirap tumakas! Hahaha! Kahit mag-wiwi lang ang hirap! Sometimes I would even forget na nawiwiwi na pala ako! Hahaha

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  9. Establishing routines with small children can rather be tricky, but they'll get the hang of it soon enough. II also struggled with our daily routine when my son was little, now all he needs is his toys or movies or books and he will leave me to my own device. I think he's growing old too fast for my comfort!

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  10. My routines now with my kids are very different because they're older. But since I'm pregnant now, I know I'll have to adjust to a new routine again soon. Looking forward to it though. :)

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  11. My little one is not a little one anymore! Haha. But some of our daily routine during summers are: gardening together or baking/cooking together, and watching movies on iFlix before going to sleep.

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  12. It's so cute how your little one wakes up the moment daddy comes home! Daddy's girl yata! :D

    Our routine has become so erratic since summer. I'm trying to catch up on my pile of things to do so they end up just watching TV or playing iPad. Tsk tsk. Anyway, I hope it all gets better because I don't want them too glued on the gadgets.

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  13. When my son was still a baby, we also thrived on routines! I really think routines are one of the factors why kids adjust well or poorly. Now that he's four, we still follow a certain routine but not as strict as our old one!

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  14. I loved our baby routines. Especially with my teens. Life was simple and easy believe it or not. Now juggling work and everything we've lost any semblance of a routine.

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  15. My son sleeps late too. Earliest is at 10, latest is until 12. I work full time until 5pm so I try my best to catch up with him after work. Minsan, when I do OTs, he would really wait for me at the end of the day. Super sweet these kids :)

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  16. My kids are used to having evening baths, rain or shine, haha. My husband made them get used to regular tap temp so they're pretty tough skinned. Ang init nga sobra!

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  17. Interesting read. My toddler usually spends two hours of taking a nap, too, each time. Sure, life will have to change when you have children. It will never be the same again as your sense of time, too, will have to change with it. But yet without time all of your intentions will come too little.

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  18. I love the way your blog looks. It's clean, neat, and organized. It's so refreshing in the eye, and it's worth anyone's time to read. Keep it up, mommy!

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  19. When my son was still a baby, I let him guide me to the routine that's best for him. I read his cues, and he'll tell me what he needs. Learning the right routine for him took time and patience though. I remember making notes of when she gets tired, hungry, or is ready to play. But it helped me create a routine that works for him.

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