Life has come with some major changes over the past few weeks, and although we (Darrick and I) had a chance to prepare for having new babies, Emma didnt get that chance.
We are now feeling the “wrath” of a toddler dealing with a new baby (she only knows there is one right now even though we show her pics of her brother in the hospital), so I am pretty sure we will go through more “changes” with her once he is home…
If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram, you saw the question about my toddler having troubles going to sleep at night. This is very new for us because we have never had bedtime issues with Emma, but since there have been so many changes I think she uses this time to act out. In researching what to do for bedtime issues I learned how important it is to have a daily schedule. I understand that every day wont be the same, and especially with trying to make it to the hospital daily but I can create some type of schedule or routine.
I realized that although Emma was sleeping for about 12 hours a night, I should try to get her in bed earlier and wake her up earlier (basically change the hours in which she sleeps)…so here is our new schedule below
7am-Wake Emma Up
Brush Teeth & Get Dressed
Mouth Exercises (Speech Exercises)
9am-10am- Play/Educational Time
11am- Help Mommy with Chores
12:30/12:45-1:30pm Nap-time/Quiet Time
2pm- Free Play
4pm- Free Play
5pm- Prep for Dinner/Family Time
I prep while she colors or plays on iPad
Clean Up Toys
7pm Bedtime Routine
Nighty Night Emma
Now there is room for deviation due to going to the hospital, appointments and anything else that may come up. But in a general sense this is our guideline for the day, I hope to always keep the mornings the same as well as evenings and bedtime.
If you are a SAHM do you have a daily schedule or routine?