Brinley Toddler Summary {20.5 months old}

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This is a summary for Brinley from 20-20.5 months old.



Sleeping was great. Everything was as you would want!



Eating was also great. 



Play was great. She is obsessed with the “outside-side.” The word “cold” is a four-letter word to her. She doesn’t care if it is cold or not, she wants to play outside-side. Luckily for her, it is usually nice enough for outside these days. 



See a trend? She was just so great during this time. Seriously one of those ideal periods in life.



She was super patient and super self-entertaining. These are the moments you live for :).



Brinley is a very good cleaner. One day she was wanting to go outside, and my husband and I were fishing up something. I told her we would take her out when we were done. She was one-track-minding it and didn’t like that answer. So I gave her a baggie of those magnet latters to play wiht. She was very interested. 


For about two minutes.


Until she dumped them all out and wanted to go “outside-side.” I told her she could go outside after she cleaned up her letters. 


And she did it! She picked them all up and put them in the baggie. I didn’t actually think she would be able to do that independently. As soon as the last letter fell in the bag she exclaimed, “Kay! Outside-side!”


One day she was drinking some water and spilled it on the floor. She ran over and grabbed a towel, wiped it up, then put the towel back.


She definitely displays some OCD tenancies. She can’t walk past the closet door with it open without her shutting it. It is quite amusing (and thrilling. Absolutely thrilling). 



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.


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





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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Michael and Yvonne
    April 24, 2014 / 3:22 PM

    Brinley looks so much like Kaitlyn! She really favors her a lot! I've noticed it more and more as she gets older. Too cute:)

  2. Valerie Plowman
    April 24, 2014 / 9:10 PM

    They look a lot alike!

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