morning routine 12/14 months

December 9, 2014

Quite honestly one of the best things about little Dan V getting older is that he’s becoming more predictable. Yes, things fluctuate and change here and there but as a whole we’re figuring out more regularly what makes this guy tick. Our nights and mornings are so much better for it.

We made the switch from formula to milk around the 12 month mark and anticipated a fight. V seemed to be none-the-wiser. Formula, milk, whatever – he’s on board to drink it. We also began to go down to two bottles a day. One in the morning and one in the evening before fully getting V off of bottles altogether.

I was terrified that V was going to throw a fit in outrage. But we removed the evening and morning bottle between 12-13 months from our routine and he didn’t balk at all. He also seamlessly switched to sippy-cups and hasn’t looked back since.

So now for our morning routine, it goes a little something like this…

  • 5:30 – I could get up and go for a run (the operative word is could)
  • 6:15 – Dan IV gets up for his run
  • 6:15 – I make a cup of coffee then jump in the shower and put on my make-up
  • 7:00 – IV finishes his run, brings breakfast for Baby V upstairs and jumps in the shower
  • 7:00 –  I open the door to V’s room and say ‘Good Morning!’
    • He’s normally stirring and opening his door is just the kick he needs to get up and start his day
  • 7-7:10 – We cuddle in the rocking chair in his room to wake-up
  • 7:10/15 – Diaper change, get dressed for the day
  • 7:15-7:30 – Play and have a sippy-cup of milk and cup of blueberries in the bedroom/bathroom while IV and I finish getting ready
  • 7:30 – IV and V say ‘buh-bye’ to me as they head downstairs for socks, shoes and coats then out the door to daycare

There you have it, our typical morning routine to get the boys out the door and to daycare on time. As our routine shifts, I’ll be sure to post the different nuances. Personally, hearing routines of other parents has really helped us employ different things and determine what works for our family.


P. S. In case you missed it, check-out this post for morning routine 8/9 months.

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