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This is a summary for Brinley from 18.5-19 months old.
Her cold was gone during this time and sleep was back to great and normal.
The food dropping continues to be better and better! I can trust her with a plate or bowl now. Before this time, I really would have worried about her just dumping it all at once. With her food on a plate, however, she will slide it away from her. So she gets to feel the satisfaction of pushing food away when done without it having to go on the floor.
The next trouble I am having is that she loves to keep eating even when her mouth can’t handle it. She loves raw carrots, but she won’t just take a small bite (I cut them into slivers). She takes bite, bite, bite, then picks up the next sliver and bites that all in at once and continues the process until her mouth is much too full of carrots.
Independent play went back to good and normal.
Brinley is obsessed with playing outside. Absolutely obsessed. We have been having nice weather so she has been able to play outside. Previously, she has absolutely hated shoes. I am talking crying as though I had just taken her favorite treat away. But I won’t let her play outside unless she wears them. So guess who likes shoes now? Brinley!
She now has all four of her first molars in.
Brinley is very charismatic and good at getting what she wants from anyone. The other day, my dad dropped by to pick something up. Brinley came to him with her shoes. She had no socks on. He told her she couldn’t wear shoes without socks. She ran to her room and got socks. He was so impressed that her put her socks and shoes on. Then she told him “Side! Side!” (outside) and then vigorously nodded her head yes. He needed to go to the post office, so he took her along to run to the post office. He isn’t usually the type to get suckered into doing things, but she has him figured out. She asks for things so sweetly but with enough force it is hard to say no. I thought it was funny he took her to the post office because that has to be one of my top five least favorite places to go with children.
8:15–wake up. Eat breakfast (fruit, cereal, and milk)
Get ready. Clean with mom.
10:00 Independent Playtime.
Play with McKenna.
4:00-4:30–wake up. Snack. Play.
7:30–Sippy of milk, then bedtime. In bed by 8:00.
- On Becoming Toddlerwise
- Wholesome Toddlerfood.com
- The Toddler’s Busy Book
- What To Expect The Toddler Years (this is okay–I don’t love it)
- Super Baby Food
- So Easy Toddler Food cookbook
- The Wonder Weeks. (and a link to their site:http://livingcontrolsystems.com/)
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
- Baby Body Signs: The Head-to-Toe Guide to Your Child’s Health, from Birth Through the Toddler Years
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- The Wonder Weeks
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