Sample Schedules: Tandem Schedules for 2 Kids

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Sample Babywise schedules for two children. What Babywise looks like when you have more than one child. Schedules used real kids.

Siblings on a bed

When you are about to have your second child, one of your biggest concerns will naturally be how to get the schedules of both kids to work together.

For that reason, I have compiled a bunch of sample schedules for two kids here. These are schedules I used back when I had just Brayden and Kaitlyn. I also have sample schedules from you blog readers.

You can look at these schedules for ideas on how to work out the day with more than one child.

Your children won’t necessarily do the same things (it will vary by age differences), but it should give you ideas.

>>>Read: Babywise Schedule with Two Children

Sample Babywise Schedules for Two Children

2 Year Old plus Newborn

  • 7:00 AM–Wake Brayden. We ate breakfast together. Following breakfast, I got out a tote of toys for Brayden to play with and also turned the TV on for his TV time
  • 7:30 AM–Wake Kaitlyn, nurse her, bath her (Brayden would often join us for this), take pictures of the two kids together (yes, pretty much every day. I am a photo junkie).
  • 8:30 AM–Kaitlyn nap. Brayden and I got ready for the day.
  • 9:30 AMBrayden started Independent Playtime.
  • 10:00 AM–I got Kaitlyn up to nurse. She and I then had one-on-one time together before she went down for her next nap. Prior to her nap, she and I would go into Brayden’s room. I had her gym set up in his room. She would lay at the gym while Brayden and I cleaned up his toys.
  • 11:00 AM–Kaitlyn’s nap. Brayden and I then made and ate lunch. Following lunch, we went outside and played and worked in gardens.
  • 12:45 PMBrayden and I came inside, washed up, and put him down for his nap before 1 PM.
  • 1:00 PMBrayden in bed for his nap. I got Kaitlyn up for her next nursing. She would eat and then have some “independent playtime.” As a newborn, this was her last feeding she started to stay awake after, and she was older than 4 weeks old before she started to do that. Once she was down for her nap, I took a nap for the first 4 weeks.
  • 4:00 PM–I got Kaitlyn up to nurse.
  • 4:30 PM–We got Brayden up from his nap. At this point, my husband was home from work and we did various activities.
  • 5:00 PM–Kaitlyn took a nap. I made dinner while Brayden and my husband had time together. We then ate and cleaned up dinner.
  • 6:30 PM–Kaitlyn usually got up on her own. If not, I got her up. She nursed at this time. She then spent some time with Daddy and her brother, but we did have to be careful that she didn’t get overstimulated. We got her ready for bed.
  • 7:30 PM–Kaitlyn was down for a “nap” or bed or whatever you want to call it.
  • 8:00 PMBrayden was in bed by this time. My husband and I took turns reading his bedtime stories to him so he would get some one-on-one time with each of us every other night.
  • 8:30 PM–Nurse then back to bed for Kaitlyn.

This schedule stayed quite constant over several months.

At one point, Kaitlyn moved her 10 AM feeding back to 10:30, which had no affect on Brayden’s schedule.

Once Kaitlyn hit 6 weeks old, she was strong enough to sit in the reclined stroller, so we all took a walk after the 10 AM feeding.

By the time Kaitlyn was 6 months old, she was nursing at 11 AM rather than 10:30.

To compensate, I had Brayden go to independent playtime a half hour later so he could be in there a half-hour later. I preferred to have him busy during the times I was feeding Kaitlyn just to be sure he wouldn’t get bored and start to get into trouble.

As Kaitlyn got older, I added two short independent playtime sessions to her day.

2.5 Year Old plus 7 Month Old

I choose 7 months old because that is the age Kaitlyn moved to a straight four hour schedule. This shows you how to balance a 4 hour schedule with another child.

  • 7:00 AM–Woke Brayden. We ate breakfast together. Following breakfast, I got out a tote of toys for Brayden to play with and also turned the TV on for his TV time
  • 7:30 AM–Wake Kaitlyn, nurse her, feed her solids, bath her (Brayden would often join us for this). Kaitlyn have independent playtime.
  • 8:50 AM–Kaitlyn nap. Brayden and I got ready for the day.
  • 10:00 AMBrayden started Independent Playtime.
  • 11:30 AM–Prior to this time, Brayden and I cleaned up his toys. We got Kaitlyn up. Brayden then played with toys in the room with us while Kaitlyn nursed. We went to the kitchen, Brayden started lunch, I fed Kaitlyn solids, then I ate lunch. Kaitlyn would have some finger foods while we ate.
  • 12:15 PMish–We all went to Brayden’s room for some sibling playtime. I stayed in the room with them while they “played” together.
  • 1:00 PM–Both children went down for a nap.
  • 3:30 PM–Woke Kaitlyn and nursed her. She then had independent playtime and some time with Mommy.
  • 4:30 PMBrayden woke (we woke him up). At this point, my husband was home from work and we did various activities.
  • 5:00 PM–Kaitlyn took a nap. I made dinner while Brayden and my husband had time together. We then ate and cleaned up dinner.
  • 7:00 PM–Kaitlyn usually got up on her own. If not, I got her up. She nursed and had solids. We then got her into her pajamas and put her to bed.
  • 7:30 PM–Kaitlyn was typically in bed by this point.
  • 8:00 PMBrayden was in bed by this time. My husband and I took turns reading his bedtime stories to him so he would get some one-on-one time with each of us every other night.

As Kaitlyn got older, she slowly extended waketime and eventually dropped her third nap.

When she did drop that third nap, I bathed the kids together in the morning after Kaitlyn finished breakfast.

Also, we had her sit in her highchair with us at dinner time and eat finger foods. She never ate enough to negatively affect her appetite for her dinner.

I was able to be less involved during sibling playtime, but I still didn’t leave them alone together.

3 Year Old plus 1 Year Old

Many things about the schedule were the same. One difference is since Kaitlyn was no longer nursing, all meals were with both kids together.

  • 6:30 AM–I got up and showered before I got the kids up.
  • 7:20ish AM–I was able to get Brayden to sleep in somehow. I woke Kaitlyn up a bit earlier than she usually would and we all had breakfast together.
  • 8:00 AM–The kids would take a bath together. Following the bath was independent playtime for Kaitlyn and TV time for Brayden.
  • 9:30 AMKaitlyn nap. Once she was down, Brayden went to independent playtime.
  • 11:30 AM–I woke Kaitlyn. Prior to this, Brayden and I would clean up his toys from independent playtime. We then all ate lunch together.
  • 12:15ish PM–Sibling playtime. It was a time of year when the weather got nice, so they would have sibling playtime outside. Both kids also had free playtime.
  • 1:30 PM–Both kids down for nap. I let Brayden stay up later so that they would both nap at the same time.
  • 4:00 PM–Kaitlyn woke up from her nap and drank some milk. Sometimes she would also have a small snack.
  • 4:30-5:00 PM–We woke Brayden up.
  • 5:30 PM–The whole family ate dinner together.
  • 7:00 PM–Kaitlyn had some milk.
  • 7:30ish PM–Kaitlyn in bed. We alternated each parent putting her to bed to ensure one-on-one time with each parent.
  • 8:00 PMBrayden in bed. Again, we alternated each parent putting him to bed.

This schedule stayed quite constant. The afternoon nap slowly shifted closer to 2:00 PM.

During the heat of the summer, the kids played outside right after breakfast, then had a bath. It was too hot to play outside in the middle of the day.

3.5 Year Old plus 1.5 Year Old

This is how our schedule changed once Kaitlyn moved to one nap a day.

  • 6:55 AM–I wake up and eat breakfast before I get the kids up. It is such a vital meal for me (morning sickness–yes, still), so I need to be able to eat with not disruptions.
  • 7:30 AM–I get the kids up. Sometimes I wait until 7:45 if they are still asleep. It is winter for us right now. Brayden is very much a sun-riser, so he will often sleep later since the sun comes up later. I then feed the kids breakfast and usually unload or load the dishwasher while they eat. Following breakfast, both children are required to help clean up breakfast.
  • 8:00 AM–Singing time. We sit at the piano and sing songs. I don’t have a set length of time for this; I feel it out. This has proven to be an excellent time for those teaching moments, so if the children are asking a lot of questions, I let it go longer. If they aren’t that interested, I cut it shorter. I let each child choose at least one song and I also choose one song to sing.
  • 8:15 AMish–The children go to Brayden’s room for sibling playtime. I then shower and do any chores I want done.
  • 9:15 AMish–(one hour later) I get the kids out of sibling playtime. They absolutely love this time. I have found one hour to be an excellent length of time. Each day, they are disappointed that it is over. I don’t want them to be in there so long they are excited for it to end. I prefer leaving them wanting more. The kids then take a bath. I usually finish getting ready while they bathe. If I have been extra fast, I read a book. When it is time to get out, each child gets ready (with mom’s help).
  • 10:00 AM–Independent playtime starts for each child. Each child plays in their respective bedrooms.
  • 11:20 AMBrayden starts to clean up his toys. He has certain toys that he is required to clean up without help. Once those toys are cleaned up, all three of us help clean up each room.
  • 11:40 AM–TV time starts. Kaitlyn gets to choose a show first (which is always either Elmo or Winnie the Pooh). While they watch TV, I make lunch.
  • 12:00 PM–We eat lunch and clean up.
  • 12:20 PMish–Lunch is over and Brayden chooses a show to watch. Many days instead of this we all color.
  • 1:00 PM–Kaitlyn’s nap. Brayden and Mommy have learning time together.
  • 2:00 PMBrayden’s nap. This nap does start at 1:30 some days.
  • 4:00 PMBrayden’s nap ends. He plays Nintendo.
  • 4:30 PM–Kaitlyn typically wakes up at this time. The kids have some free playtime while my husband and I make/finish up dinner. Being pregnant, I make a lot of slowcooker meals and my husband is great and makes dinner about half of the time.
  • 5:00/5:30 PM–Dinner. Following dinner, we do various family activities. We might go to the library. We might shovel snow. We might watch a movie as a family. We might run errands. We might play. Kaitlyn and Mommy often have some one-on-one during this block. We might visit friends/family, etc. Once a week, we have Family Home Evening where we have a gospel lesson.
  • 7:15 PM–Family scripture study and prayer. This is followed by each child getting ready for bed. My husband gets Kaitlyn ready for bed each night. This is their one-on-one time. I get Brayden ready and read him his stories, but we take turns taking him to bed.
  • 7:30 PM–Kaitlyn in bed.
  • 7:30-8:00Brayden in bed.
two children looking at the camera

Reader Sample Schedules for 2 Kids

These are real schedules readers have shared with me over the years with the intent to be able to share it with other readers.

4 year old GIRL and 13 month old BOY

from MA Mom

7:30am wake up and breakfast
8:30am playtime with sibling
9:30am books then nap for BOY, activity time with mom for GIRL
10:15am snack for GIRL
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm out and about (errands, playground, park, library, walk)
3:30pm books then nap for BOY, quiet independent time (may include nap) for GIRL
5:30pm dinner
6:30pm playtime with dad
7:30pm bath
8:00pm books with mom
8:30pm bed

11 month old girl and 3 year old girl

from Sara

7:00am wake up; play in mommy/daddy’s room while daddy gets ready for work
8:00am breakfast
9am baby naps/big girl does “school” with mommy (preschool workbook – she looooves tracing right now), reading/storytime, coloring, painting, puzzles
11am outdoors/pool time
12pm lunch
1pm baby naps, quiet time for big girl
3pm run errands, go for walk, etc.
5pm dinner
6pm baths
7pm bedtime for baby
8pm bedtime for big girl

Big girl 21 months and baby 3 months

from Patricia

7.30-8 Big girl wakes up, breakfast
8.30 baby wakes up nurse and bath time, big girl dvd time
9.20 baby goes to sleep
9.30 Bath time big girl
10 learning time crafts and activities on the table
11-11.30 baby wakes up nurse-massage-and playing solo time, playing solo time for big girl
12-12.30 Baby goes to sleep, eating fruit for big girl and nap
13.30 Baby wakes up nurse-reading time-see clouds and flowers outside
14.30 baby goes to sleep and big girl wakes up lunch time
15h learning time with the computer songs of the week, abc reading, powerpoint carisa…and reading time
16h baby wakes up nurse while big girl plays with trays, then sibling playing time.
16.30-17 outside for a walk, baby will nap on the prum
18h back home time with daddy oftenly a ride on a bike, while I prepare the dinner and feed the baby. Baby will look at me while preparing dinner
18.30-19 dinner time and possible nap for baby (she’s loosing this one)if baby don’t sleep dinner time all together.
19.30 night time for big girl
20-20.30 depends if she naps or not night time for baby
6 baby will nurse and go back to sleep

4 year old and 14 month old

from Kristy Powers

7:00 breakfast for all
8:00 chores with 4yo, IP for 14mo
8:30 Spanish Time and read-aloud both
9:00 AM snack
9:30 chores and reading w/4yo, nap for 14mo
10:00 dinner prep, garden, misc. w/4yo or he gets free play
11:00 lunch for all
11:30 help me with housework or errands/outings
1:15 learning activities w/4yo, 14mo plays with “school toys”, also read-aloud
1:45 rest time for 4yo, nap time for 14 mo, hobby, housework, and computer time for me
3:30ish PM snack
4:00 outside play for all
5:00 computer or TV time for 4yo, IP for 14mo, I get dinner on table
5:30 family dinner
6:15 bath for boys
7:00 bedtime for 14mo
8:00 bedtime for 4yo
(time with DH)

3 year old and 1 month old

from Kristy Powers

7:00 3yo and I eat breakfast and get dressed
8:00 nurse 1mo, diaper change and dressed, take a short walk
8:30 3yo and I do chores, 1mo nap
9:00 TV Time for 3yo (I pumped)
9:30 IP for 3yo, I did housework
10:15 Devotions for me, silent time for 3yo
10:30 1mo nurse, tummy time, IP for 3yo
11:30 1mo down for nap (prob. before 11:30), clean up for me and 3yo, TV Time for 3yo
12:00 lunch and clean up for me and 3yo
12:30 Outside or workbook for 3yo, then read books to him
1:00 3yo nap, my nap
1:30 1mo nurse, smile time
2:00 If awake, 3yo had roomtime, 1mo went down for nap
3:00 Get up 3yo, snack with him, learning activities
3:30 3yo and I clean together
4:30 1mo nurse, outside or coloring time for 3yo, prep dinner
5:30 1mo would be down to nap, dinner for the rest of us. After dinner, playtime with Daddy
7:00 1mo up and nurse, bath, down to bed
8:00 3yo bedtime
10:00 DF by bottle with DH, or me nursing
1:00 or 2:00 nurse
5:00 or 6:00 nurse

2 Year Old, 6 Month Old

from Mary

7:30 all wake up
8 am breakfast
8:30-9am all play together till daddy leaves for work
9am 6 month nap
9-11:30 2 year old, play/learning, IP, outside play, snack
11:30 6 month nurse
12pm lunch
12:30-1pm sibling play
1pm naptime for both
3:30 6 month nurse, 2 year old snack
4pm go out, swim, parks etc.
5:30 dinner 6 month catnap
6:30 6 month wakes up all play and baths
7:30 6 month nurse, daddy and 2 year old read
8pm bed

6yo boy, 3.5yo girl, 18month boy

from Penny

Most of this schedule applies to 2 children only, as the oldest is at school.

School days:
6.30am: dad leaves for work
6.30 – 7am: 6yo gets dressed in uniform, and everyone up for breakfast
7: 6yo chores (teeth, school bag, wash breakfast dishes), 3.5yo toilet, 18month old potty, mom prep school lunchbox, and supervises everyone
7.15: mom & 3.5yo bathroom, then 3.5yo gets dressed then roomtime
7.30: mom dresses 18mo then roomtime
7.40: mom gets dressed
7.50ish: everyone leaves for school
8.30ish: play in school playground
9ish: mom, 3.5yo & 18mo return from school; sibling play while mom hangs out laundry
9.30: morning tea
9.45: 18mo roomtime, 3.5yo outside play, mom preps dinner (love that slow cooker!) & plans lunch
10.30: 3.5yo roomtime, 18mo free play, mom housework and email, then prep lunch
11: mom plays with 18mo (1-on-1 time)
11.30: lunch
12.00: 18mo highchair activity, 3.5yo chores (empty dishwasher), mom cleanup
12.15: 18mo nap, mom plays with 3.5yo (1-on-1 time)
12.45: 3.5yo nap
1pm – 2.45pm: MUM RESTS!!!! (devotions, email, reading)
2.45pm: everyone up for school (unless carpooling day)
3.30 – 3.45: everyone home, 6yo unpack bag and change clothes, mom prep afternoon tea
3.45ish – 5: sibling play outside, mom housework, laundry and/or couch time with dad depending on when dad gets in
5: 3.5yo bath
5.15: 6yo pack up outside then reading homework, 18mo free play (will re-introduce playpen time here), mom last-minute dinner prep & supervise homework
5.30: 6yo bath, 3.5yo chores (set table or packup toys)
5.45: 18mo bath, others tv time
6pm: everyone for dinner
6.30: teeth, potty, then quiet time; dad dinner cleanup, mom supervise children
6.45: 18mo bed, others quiet reading time followed by evening devotions with mom & dad
7ish: 3.5yo bed, 6yo reading in bed
7.15: 6yo lights out & sleep
7.45ish: dinner cleanup finished, mom & dad FREE TIME!!!!

Outings/socialising are normally between 9-11.30ish. Errands are generally run after school between 4pm – 5pm. I try to have at least 3 ‘home days’ per week.

Almost 4 year old girl (E) & 15 month old girl (M)

from Shannon

This is our summer schedule. Things will change in September when DD1 goes back to preschool three mornings a week and in October I will need to post in the 3 or more children thread because we are expecting a little boy at the end of October.

This is our goal, but with DD1 in the weaning process to no nap and DD2 also weaning to 1 nap we often have to improvise. On no nap days for DD1, bedtime is earlier 6/6:30.

7:00: Get M up & free play while I prep breakfast
7:30: E & DH get up & breakfast as a family with devotions, prayers, and bible study
8:15/8:30: bath for girls
9:00: Free play/sibling time, Mom & Dad have couch time
9:45: M nap, DH leave for work, E IP, Mom devotions, prayer, and bible study
10:45/11: M awake, E clean-up from IP
11:00: Outside time
11:45ish: lunch
Sometimes lunch & outside time is reversed if we are really hungry
12:15/12:30: M IP, E winddown for nap
12:45/1: E nap
1/1:30: M & Mom play & training time
1:45/2:00: M nap, Mom housework & rest
3/3:30: E up from nap & play & training with Mom
4:00: M up, outside, errand, or other activity
5:00ish: dinner
5:45ish: free time after dinner clean-up
6:00: DH gets home, Mom & Dad have short talking time
6:30: PJ’s, teeth, maybe TV for E, M winddown for bed
6:45/7: M in bed
7ish: E stories & quiet time
7:30: E bed

As for playdates, we will do them in the am if they are our house. In that case, E has IP after her nap. For the most part out of the house activities are done in the afternoon after M wakes from her nap.

Sample Schedule for 2-year-old and 1-year-old (13 months apart)

from Jodie Wilson

7:00 a.m.: Wake up/dress/milk
8:00 a.m.: breakfast
8:30 a.m.: Independent playtime (room time for 2-year-old, pack-and-play time for 1-year-old)
9:00 a.m.: 1-year-old nap; 2-year-old chores/free play
10:00 a.m.: t.v. time or storytime
10:30 a.m.: 1-year-old wakes up; outdoor play or errands
11:30 a.m.: lunch
12:00 p.m.: story time
12:30 p.m.: NAP TIME (both kids go down)
3:00/3:30 p.m.: Wake up; snack time
4:00 p.m.: Blanket time
4:30 p.m.: Learning time/free play
5:00 p.m.: TV time / free play
6:00 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 p.m.: Bathtime
7:00 p.m.: Daddy time / wind down time
7:30 p.m.: Bed time (my 2-year-old goes to bed at 7:30, but usually does not fall asleep till 8/8:30. He needs some time to settle down.)

24mo old (B) & 4mo old (R) (both boys)

from Ashley Katsuyama 

7:20 – (B)wake, dress, milk
7:30 – (R)wake, dress, bottle (B) plays in nursery.
7:50 – (B) Breakfast
8:15 – (B) chores & Roomtime, (R) hang out with mom in bouncy seat
9 – Park/Class/Gym, (R) will sleep for most of the time
11 – Free play
11:30 – (R) Bottle (B) Video
12 – lunch
12:30 – (R) Nap
12:45 – (B) Nap
3 – (R)up and bottle
3:30 – (B) up & sibling play
4:30 – (R)nap & (B) learning time
5:30 – (R) playpen time (B) video
6 – dinner
6:40 – baths, bottles
7:30 – bed!!Dave and Elaine said…

Schedule for 3yo and 11 month old

from Kate

8:00 DD2 wakes and has bottle
8:15-9:30 breakfast for all and then Free Play
9:30am DD2 nap, DD1 RoomTime
10:30am-11:30am DD1 Learning Time & Book Time
11:30am DD2 wakes
11:30am-12:00 DD2 Independent Playtime and then bottle, DD1 Tv Time (This is when I prep lunch)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Outside Time (if it is not too hot!!, lately we’ve just stayed indoors and all played together)
1:15- come inside and have book time with DD2 (DD1 is also present – she still enjoys looking at baby books)
1:30 DD2 nap
1:30-2pm Nap routine with DD2: books, potty, sing songs
2-4:30 naps for both
4:30pm – free play DD1, bottle DD2
5pm – we all play together while waiting for daddy to get home, or run errands
6pm dinner
7pm bathtime DD2, Daddy time DD1
7:30pm bottle DD2
7:45pm bathtime DD1, in bed DD2
8:15pm Bible story, songs with DD1
8:30pm DD1 in bed

Schedule for 3 year old and 1 year old

from MHO

7:00am = Wake-Up, Breakfast & Chores (Both)
8:30am = Family Worship (Both)
9:00am = Nap (1 year old); Family Worship continued (3 year old)
9:30am = Phonic & Math Activities (3 year old)
10:30am = Family Outing (Both)
12:00pm = Lunch & Chores (Both)
1:00pm = Reading Time, followed by nap (1 year old); Independent Reading Time (3 year old)
1:30pm = Reading Time, followed by nap (3 year old)
3:30pm = Snack, followed by Independent Playtime (Both)
5:00pm = Dinner & Chores (Both)
6:00pm = Reading Time, followed by bed (1 year old); Still completing chores (3 year old)
7:00pm = Reading Time, followed by bed (3 year old)

Schedule for 3.5 year old girl and 1.5 year old boy

from Rachel Hockey

7:45am wake up, breakfast, coloring or free play
9:00 start independent playtimes, boy in crib for 40 min, girl in room for 50 min.
10:00 errands/Bible study (for mom at church)/play dates/walks, etc.
11:30 lunch
12:30-3:30/4:00 nap for boy
1:00-3:00 nap for girl
3:00pm TV program for girl, then a snack around 3:30
4:00-5:00 sibling playtime, sometimes outside or in bedroom; I am back and forth between playing with the kids and making dinner at this time
5:00 dinner for family
6:00 play with dad
6:30 bathtime
7:30 boy in bed; girl gets alone time with mom and/or dad until her bedtime at 8:30

3 year old Boy, One year old Girl

from Miranda

7am: Both up, breakfast, devotions, tidy up kitchen, change clothes
8am: Go outside (it is HOT here), followed by baths (3x/week)
9:15am: 1yr old nap, chores w/ 3yr old
10:15am: 3yr old Learning Time/Activity
10:45am Wake 1yr old up, free play/housework
11:15am: Lunch all, clean up
12pm: Roomtime (3 yr old does 40 min, 1yr old does 25min)
12:45pm: Reading time/ready for nap
1pm: 3yr old nap, 1yr old mommy time/books
1:30pm 1yr old nap
3 or 3:30pm: Both up, snacktime
4pm: Errands, all play together, etc
5:30pm: Freeplay while making dinner
6pm: Dinner, followed by family time
7-7:30pm (depending on naps): Bedtime both

For 6 month old and 22 month old

from Amanda said

7:00. Nurse, dress baby
7:30. Toddler up and dress, breakfast
8:15. Baby nap
8:30. Toddler free play
9:00. Chores with toddler
9:45. Outside
10:30. Structured play with mom
11:00. Baby up, nurse, solids. Toddler independent play
11:45. Baby play, toddler lunch
12:30. Nap for both girls
3:00. Baby up, nurse, solids
3:30. Toddler up, sibling play
4:30. Baby nap, dinner prep, toddler free play or high chair time
5:30. Baby up, dinner as a family, family time
6:00. Baby bath and bedtime routine
6:30. Nurse and in bed by 7:00
6:45. Toddler bath and bedtime routine (hubby starts this and we finish together)
7:30. Toddler bath


***hubby travels/ works late a lot. This is our evening when I am alone:

5:30. Baby up, dinner
6:00 bathe girls together- baby gets dried off and dressed in bathroom while toddler plays in tub; baby plays while I dress toddler
6:30. Toddler watches “praise baby” DVD while I nurse; room is dark except tv
7:00. Baby in bed; read with toddler, finish bedtime routine, bed by 7:30

3 year old Girl and 8 month old Boy

from Jennifer

7:00-8:00am Wake, Breakfast
8:00-9:00am Sibling Play or Play Outside
9:00-11:00am Baby Naps, 3yr Independent Play and Learning Time
11:00-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:30 Sibling Play or Baby Independent Play and 3yr TV Time
12:30/1:00/3:00/3:30 Nap for both
3:30 Snack/Bottle
4:00-5:30 Play or Errands (Play Outside if weather is nice)
5:30-6:00 Dinner
6:00-6:30 Play Outside
6:30-6:45 Baths
6:45 Baby Bottle, 3yr Game Time
7:00 Baby Bedtime
7:15-7:30 3yr Read Books
7:30 3yr Bedtime

4 year old boy, 1 year old boy

from Ashley B.

6:00-7:00 AM — 4 year old wakes, eats breakfast
7:00 AM — 1 year old removed from crib, drinks bottle (he has been awake since 6:45 AM or so)
9:00-10:30 AM — 1 year old naps
12:00 PM — both boys fed lunch, 1 year old also fed bottle
1:30-4:00 PM — both boys nap, sometimes the 4 year old wakes in the 3 o’clock hour.
5:45 PM — dinner with solids
6:45 PM — bottle for 1 year old, TV time for 4 year old
7:15 AM — both boys down for bed; 4 year old has story time, resulting in lights out around 7:30 PM

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