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This is a summary for Brinley from ate 24-24.5 months old.
For the last summary, I accidentally put that Brinley has a sippy of milk her bed. That is not correct–she has a sippy of water. I like water by my bed, so I give it to my kids. They all have water. But we haven’t ever done milk.
Sleep is pretty much the same. She is still crying when you leave the room because she is trying to figure out how to delay for one more moment. She cries for less than a minute. I am trying to figure out how to stop this. I am super consistent with nap time and nap routine. Some days, she doesn’t cry and I can’t figure what the difference is. I think it is really just her mood at the moment.
Eating is good. Nothing of interest going on.
Playtime has been good. She can’t get out with the safety knob on the door.
Speaking of doors, she is able to open the doors to the outside AND can unlock handles. She can’t reach dead-bolts, so at least we have that going on.
Brinley is loving learning time. She loves to color and she loves playdough. I got it out the other day and she played happily for an hour solid. I had to stop her at nap time. She just loved it.
One day, I told Brinley it was time for a bath. I was just finishing cleaning up breakfast. She responded, “Okay!” When I turned around, she had completely undressed herself! Hopefully she doesn’t use that ability in bed!
We went camping during this period. Not just any camping, but our first time camping in a tent with four kids. I was concerned about her being warm in the first place because toddlers do not stay in sleeping bags or under blankets (at least none of mine). When we got there, it was raining and cold. My parents were there, too, so the first night she stayed in their camper with them. The second night, we put her in our vehicle. We had her in her peapod She slept really well in there and slept until 8:30-9:00 in the morning, which is pretty unheard of camping. She enjoyed camping and things went well.
Brinley had her well-check during this time. Everything is looking great! She is healthy and doing well.
We also went ice-skating during this time (indoor). I share just to tell you that when we ice skate with a little one like Brinley who could never skate, we put her in an umbrella stroller and have her ride in that around the rink. The other kids love to push her and she loves to ride along.
8:15 AM–Wake up/Breakfast
8:45 AM–Get ready
9:00 AM–Walk/Bike ride
9:30 AM–Outside Time
11:00 AM–Independent Playtime
12:30 PM–Learning Activity
1:00 PM–Free Play
5:00 PM–Free Playtime
6:00 PM–Family Time
7:30 PM–Get Ready for Bed
- 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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