Brinley Pre-Toddler Summary: 16 Months Old

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This is a summary for Brinley from 15.5-16 months old.

This is her favorite thing to do right now–sit at the
table with the picnic set. 

 

 

EATING

Eating is good and normal. Have I mentioned that she is a sugar-addict? She loves sugar, especially chocolate. Loves. You know the crazy thing? Brayden tasted some sugar at his first birthday, then not again until he was 18 months old. Just another difference between a first and fourth child. At least she still eats healthy food 🙂

 

PLAYING

Playing is also good.

 

SLEEPING

Brinley moved to one nap a day even on Sundays. She is quite flexible, so on Sunday we can put her down two hours early and she still takes a good nap. I don’t know if that is because she is still young for one nap or if it is just how flexible she is. Time will tell. My best guess is it is her age. She definitely is a flexible person–she has been great through disruptions over the holiday season. So she definitely has flexibility going for her, but going down for a nap two hours early is pretty odd for a baby, so I am guessing it is mostly that she is young enough she can be tired enough for a nap at that point and partially that she is also flexible.

 

BOUNDARIES–TOUCHING

Remember how I was wondering how the whole Christmas tree thing would go? She has been awesome! She started by touching, then moved to just looking, and now she doesn’t even seem to be tempted by it. She only took one day of reminders to get to be consistent enough I trusted her by the tree. 

 

SICKNESS

Brinley got another cold during this period. Sicknesses are so annoying! And I don’t think she is sick that often, but it seems like every summary lately has had a section on her having a cold or some other sickness. 

 

SCHEDULE

8:15–wake up. Eat breakfast (fruit, cereal, and milk)

Get ready. Clean with mom.

10:30 Independent Playtime.

11:30 Play

12:00 Lunch.

Play with McKenna.

1:00–Nap starts

4:00-4:30–wake up. Snack. Play.

5:15–Dinner

7:30–Sippy of milk, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.

 

HELPFUL BOOKS

 

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