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Anxiety about walking toddler

Anonymous

So I'm a SAHM and my kid is 20 months and she gets into EVERYTHING. I think a daily schedule is needed but I have depression and anxiety so its hard for me to even have the energy to follow a kid and internally freaking out everytime she gets into something, does anyone know what I can do to improve?

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    Maybe start small? Say one “activity” (even just coloring with crayons) and one “outing” (even just to the mailbox) It doesn’t need to be strict like a daycare but small goals I think are plenty 😁 However, I will say when my son was on daycare I did start implementing a lot of their schedule to our home! Eating times, outdoor times, story times etc. they’re not professionals for nothin!

  • Cathy
    Nov 14

    I agree start small or basic. Breakfast/tv/activity or outing/lunch/nap/activity/dinner/bath/bed. It doesn’t have to be detailed. Or get yourself a calendar and pick two mornings that you will find something for the two of you to do together. Getting out will help with your depression. Hang in there.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    Babyproof so she can’t get into things she shouldn’t

  • Kieli
    Nov 15

    Definitely baby proof, if all the dangerous things are put up and the only things she can get into is toys, then let her play and dump them all out. I have a 2 yr old and a 6 month old and I don’t really have a set schedule, just kind of a routine I like to follow. Starts with breakfast for both, then nap for 6 month old and independent play for 2 year old. Usually by the time the baby wakes it’s about time for lunch, so I’ll let 2 yr old watch tv and 6 month old will play on the floor. After more play they both nap, and usually wake up just before dinner prep. But I’m not always at home with them, so we try to follow this same thing when we are out at family’s house. And it will get easier, my 2 yr old very rarely gets into something she isn’t supposed to anymore

  • Angelica
    Nov 16

    There are lots of toddler schedules online that you can base yours off of. Designate a couple of rooms, like the child’s room and maybe a play room or living room where you and your child will spend most of your time. Put away problematic things in those rooms and baby proof them so that these rooms are safer. Baby gate the other rooms so your child can’t even get into those rooms. It doesn’t take away all of the stress but it does give you less to worry about.