This is Kate’s daily schedule at 18 months.
6.45 am: Wakes up and has her morning milk (180ml)
7.00 am: Tags along to send her gor gor to school
7.30 am: Breakfast
8.00 am: Plays by herself in the room while I shower
|Playing her gor gor’s snap game|
8.30 am: Goes to the park or playground
9.30 am: Heads home for a shower
|Sidewalk chalk from Typo|
10.30 am: Milk feed before nap (180ml). By right, babies should not be drinking milk before sleeping, however she has been used to doing this so I haven’t stopped it.
10.30 – 12.30: Naps for 2 hours in her crib
|Sleeping like a baby|
12.30 pm: Lunchtime!
Currently Kate is still not able to fit the shapes correctly and I have to point it out to her. She gets a sense of satisfaction when she manages to get the shape to drop into the box. This is a suitable toy for 18 months because it can grow with the child and gradually she can match the correct shape.
Another suitable toy at this age are Mega blocks or the larger Lego blocks. A few months ago, Kate could pull them apart. Now she has no problems fitting them together. Great for their fine motor skills.
|Concentrating hard on building her tower|
1.30 pm: Tags along to pick the other kids up from school or CCA, or if everyone is back, they’ll be playing with her.
|Waiting for her gor gor|
2.30 pm: Afternoon milk feed (150ml)
Occupies herself with the other kids for the rest of the afternoon
5.00 pm: Goes to the playground as there are many other kids at the playground at this time. But sometimes I’m too lazy to take her and she’ll just play in our garden.
She loves the trips to the playground in the evenings as there are lots of other children’s skate scooters for her to ‘borrow’.
|Cuddles before bedtime|
7.00 pm: Shower, night milk (180ml), brush teeth.
I know babies past the age of 1 should start to drink from a cup. Oh well, it’s just easier this way. I’ll probably do that when she turns 2!
The other kids will come in to cuddle and kiss her before she goes to sleep.
7.30 pm: Lights out and someone will lie with her (usually me, but the hubs or any of the other kids are able to put her to sleep when I’m not around). When she was younger, she would sleep in her crib. However, ever since around 15 months, she will only sleep in the crib for her naps, and will ask to sleep in our room for the night.