It turns out 14 months is a really difficult age! After going through the young toddler phase three times, I can decidedly say: try to enjoy the cute moments because this is a hair-pulling phase from a parenting perspective.
If your baby is just turning one you may be a bit baffled. Why??? What’s going to happen? It boils down to a baby that can get into everything, wants to do lots of things, but can’t quite communicate these effectively. [Moms of 1 year olds nodding]. Thank goodness they are too cute!
“This too shall pass” is a phrase I say at every challenging phase. If you’re wondering what it’s like to have a 14 month old toddler, then this is the post for you. Here is a daily schedule for a 14 month old!
Daily Schedule for a 14 Month Old Toddler
7:30- Wake up! Diaper change, nursing, playing in the bedroom for a few minutes while Mommy gets ready to go downstairs.
8:30- Breakfast: usually some type of bread and cheese, often times a little fruit as well.
9:30- 12:00- Morning activities: playing in the play area (with blocks, stacking rings, shape sorter, hammering pegs, puzzles- kind of, reading books), and/or doing errands, and/or going on a 5K walk or to the park, and/or meeting up with other mommies and babies.
12:30- Lunch: main meal of the day, protein (fish, chicken, beans, garbanzos, lentils) + carb (pasta, rice, potatoes, tortilla) + veggie + (sometimes) fruit. You eat really well!
13:30-15:00- Nursing + Nap time! Hallelujah!
15:30- 16:30- Play around the house and get ready for a walk outdoors. Often times involves roaming and playing with balls (we have a soccer player in training).
16:30- 17:45- Walk + park. Unless it’s going to rain, we take a walk down the trail, occasionally do some small errands, and then stop at a park on the way home for play time (or just watching the older kids and dogs playing). Very important to note, that we cannot leave without snacks in the snack cup! Favorites include: cheerios or puffs, dehydrated fruit, cheese cubes.
17:45- Dinner: very often includes oatmeal, yogurt, blueberries, some other veggies/fruit depending on what he already had during the day. After dinner we usually take about 15+ minutes to run around and burn that energy. Lots of ball kicking to get us nice and tired.
18:45- Bath: this is Daddy’s domain. Baby Boy goes on the potty, then has a bath, then teeth brushing, tickle time, diaper and pajamas. Baby Boy especially loves when we leave the water running for him.
19:30-Mommy comes in for a final nursing, a chat about our day and the one to come, and into the bed. Good night, sweet dreams, Mommy loves you and we’ll see each other tomorrow! (The mantra that started as wishful thinking has mostly become reality).
Do you have a young toddler at home? How has it been going?
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