Thursday, February 25, 2010

Daily Schedule 2-3 Years Old

Here is the schedule I planned to keep and for the most part have followed:
7 am Get up
8 am Breakfast
8:30 am Bath
9 am activity (park, play, go to lessons)
12 pm Lunch
1/2 pm Take a nap if we are home (3-4 days a week)
4 pm Snack
6 pm Supper
8 pm Bedtime

1-3 days a week we've had things going on in the afternoons. This really threw off the napping schedule. I tried to spread out the activity days so if we were busy one day we'd be home in time for a good nap the next. Naps at home are now 2-3 hours in the afternoon. If we go out then the Little Guy usually naps on the way home and wakes up around 5 pm.
Bedtime is set and non-debateable in my mind. Even if he isn't tired he goes to bed by 8 pm. However, going to sleep is a different issue.
Most nights he'll read and sing for about a half hour before falling asleep. Some days he's still awake at 9:30 pm! My only rule for him is that he needs to stay in bed. He's learned to respect that for the most part.
In the mornings the Little Guy is often our alarm clock. I can't figure out if it is becasue he gets cold (his room isn't heated) or lonely. We don't mind it though because there is no better way to wake up in the morning than being smothered with hugs and kisses from a toddler!

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