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What’s your 1 year old daily schedule like ie nap time, meals, activities, etc?

Hi! Looking for reference or sample that I can update my 1 year old’s daily schedule. He still naps twice a day but we’ll probably moved to 1 nap soon. I need some ideas especially daily activities, meal times, snack times, bath times, etc. FTM & SAHM here! Thank you!

  • PK
    Jan 02

    Rough schedule: 7 am - wake up/change/brush teeth (I usually leave him in the crib to play quietly for 15 min. If I get him too quickly he gets flustered). 8 - breakfast with milk 830 - play while mom eats and cleans up 9 - diaper change/get ready to leave the house for activity He likes to go places so I take him to various parks in our area, the children’s museum, library (they some times have age appropriate events), aquarium, zoo, a walk around our neighborhood, the store, the mall which usually has a play area for kids... or if I can’t think of any place or if he’s being too difficult we just play in the backyard. Right now it’s freezing cold, but when it gets warmer and you have the space for it, get a water table. My son can play with that for an hour straight. Home around 12. 1215 - lunch with milk 1245 - nap He wakes up anywhere between 2-3 pm Snack and milk with some tv shows - 1 hr max 4 pm - play/help mom clean (at first he just followed me around as I cleaned and watched but he’s starting to really help now). Or if there’s nothing to clean/I’m lazy, I take him to a park before it gets too dark or we play in the backyard. 5 pm - read some books or grocery run. I live close by to stores so I make frequent trips because I always forget something... but my son loves to go. 6 pm - dinner 645 - bath 715 - watch tv show (25 min) with some milk 745 - brush teeth, say goodnight to everyone (just the cat and dad) Usually asleep between 8 and 815. He used to be in bed by 730 because he took short baths but lately he’s been taking marathon baths.

  • Kristin
    Jan 02

    Thank you so much, this is very helpful. Guess we have busier days up ahead w/ my 1yr old?!

  • PK
    Jan 02

    Possibly!! I know some parents don’t take their kids out as much as I do because their kids are content staying home but my son forces me out of the house. One of the first things he learned to say was “go go.” I like it though because the day doesn’t drag and it tires him out for his nap.. and I feel like he learns more from what he discovers than what I can teach him at home with educational toys. And also socialization!! Since he isn’t in daycare I always hope that wherever we are going he gets some interaction with other kids

  • Anonymous
    Jan 02

    7:30- wake 7:45- milk 8:30- breakfast 10:00-11:45- nap 12:15- lunch 12:45- walk/park/store (out of the house time) 2:30- snack 3-4:30- nap 4:45- snack 6:30- dinner 7:30-8- bath and bed