Brinley Toddler Summary {21.5 Months Old}

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I decided to start to test and see how flexible she could be with naps since summer is coming up. I have been doing her nap later some days and she has been handling it well. There isn’t really a good reason to do it now instead of trying it in the summer other than I am the type of person who likes to plan ahead. This way, I know I can plan an activity and know she can handle some flexibility rather than planning it and being worried if she will be able to handle it or not. 


She does well overall. Something I have figured out about her is that she gets disobedient when she is tired. She is that way when it is naptime or bedtime.



Eating is still going well. Nothing of interest going on. 



Everything here is going well, also. Brinley is enjoying playing with her siblings more and more. 



This is an age when the super mimic really comes out. The copying is so exagerated and obvious that you really start to notice it and start to notice the things everyone else does that the child is copying. 



Brinley had another hair cut during this time period. She loves to have her hair done and handled so she sits still very well during her hair cuts. 



Her eye teeth are still making their way in slowly but surely. She is handling it better than she was a couple of weeks ago. I feel so bad for the endless teething pain!




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 Comment

  1. Holly
    May 21, 2014 / 1:39 AM

    Hi Val,I have a question regarding napping. I have a 27 month old. He has been an awesome napper and sleeper from 4 months. He moved to his one nap a day last year and it's been for about 3 hours on average. In March it moved a bit later for going down around 2/2:30. We had a few days of crying at the end of the nap that lead me to moving from 1:30. Now it has been 2 weeks of 1 1/2 to 2 hour naps but ending in screaming and crying. I don't let him try to calm down because he is so freaked out that I just get him up. I have tried to move his nap a bit later, as late as 3:30. And I have also moved it earlier to about 1:30. His morning and night time sleep times are 8:30pm and 7:30am, very consistent and happy. I have also tried to give him a bit of a snack before nap thinking he might be hungry. He's known as the "happy boy" and now this is making a bit cranky and sad. I'm really hoping he's not dropping naps all together as it seems so young. I have also thought maybe it's his 2 year molars but I can't see anything coming in and he didn't have any issues before when teething. Maybe a day of being sad but not over 2 weeks. I would love some thoughts on what else I could do or what might be wrong. I just hate seeing him so sad and upset and I feel like I can't figure out what's wrong. Thanks!!

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