Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kate's Schedule at 18 months

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!
She loves drinking soup
1.00 pm: Plays by herself if I'm cooking
Sorting toy
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.
Loves nature
She loves the trips to the playground in the evenings as there are lots of other children's skate scooters for her to 'borrow'.
"Wow, that's one neat looking scooter"
"This one doesn't seem to have an owner"
6.00 pm: Dinnertime!
Our daily family dinner
She is daddy's little girl and if she doesn't hang out with her daddy for a while, she will be calling for him later when it's time for bed.
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.
"Yummy warm milk"

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