Brinley Toddler Summary {19.5 Months Old}

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She loves to be outside and loves to play with her siblings

This is a summary for Brinley from 19-19.5 months old.

 

SLEEPING

Sleep has been okay. The time change has definitely had its impact on her sleep. It has mine, too! She has had shorter naps. Night has been fine, but naps have been shorter than usual.

 

EATING

Eating is the same. She rarely ever drops food intentionally anymore.

 

PLAYING

Playing is good–there is nothing noteworthy here.

 

LANGUAGE

Screaming

Ooohhh. I do NOT enjoy high-pitched screaming. And who does? That is why babies do it! It gets a fast reaction. McKenna did this and it seemed to last forever (see Yelling/Screaming). I don’t remember how long it actually lasted, but if felt like forever. 

 

Whenever she does it, I firmly tell her “That’s a no. Do not scream.” I try to be very non-affected by it other than just telling her not to do it. I have already seen some improvement, so that is very nice for me. See The Screaming Non-Verbal Baby/Toddler for more on stopping this.

 

Yes/No

Brinley had a while where everything was “yes” and then everything was “no” (both of which are normal and most kids seem to do this). She now has them correctly figured out as to when to say yes and when to say no.

 

THEATER

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently directed a musical at our elementary school. It is the season for plays and musicals where we live. We went to a musical (Peter Pan) during this time. We just went…and she was not so good. She did not want to sit still. So my husband ended up out in the hall with her for a lot of it. We hadn’t brought anything to help keep her entertained–I figured the show would do that. But it isn’t like she watches TV, so I guess it was erroneous of me to figure she would be entertained by a show.

 

The next weekend was the show I directed. For the first night, my parents watched her so my husband could see one night of the show uninterrupted. The second night, my husband brought along snacks and books for her to look at. He almost just stayed home with her, but decided it wouldn’t hurt to try. He sat where he could easily and quickly leave if needed. She was great! She sat through the show and loved it.

 

POTTY INTEREST

Brinley likes to sit on the potty. She loves to watch people go potty and before or after baths, she always wants to sit on it. She hasn’t ever actually used the potty, but she is showing interest. 

 

INDEPENDENT

Brinley wants to do almost everything herself. She is becoming more and more independent. 

 

MIMIC-ER

Brinley also wants to do everything the same way as everyone else. Not to long ago, she was perfectly fine eating food with her fingers, but now she must have a spoon or fork. She wants to sit on chairs (not booster seats) at meal times. She tests bath water temperature the same way that I do. I love seeing little ones start to mimic those around them.

 

SCHEDULE

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

Get ready. Clean with mom.

10:00 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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