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    Default Morning routine

    Ladies: give me (please!) your routines for getting out of the house in the morning (to work/daycare/appointments etc, including feeding kids, showering, putting washing on etc).

    I get up at 6:30am and am struggling to drop DS1 (2.5) at daycare and be home to put DS2 (nearly 3 months) in bed by 9am (which makes him unsettled). Morning showers are a thing of the past. Hubby goes to work early so isn't able to help.

    I'm on mat leave at the moment so should have it easy but I just can't seem to find a routine that works. I need to get my $hit sorted otherwise I will bebop the creek without a paddle when I return to work!!

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    I get myself ready first then my older child then the younger one. Have a wake up time and set other loose times also. Ie wake up by 630, breakfast finished by 7.30, dressed and ready by 8.30

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    If we have to be out of the house early, the plan is:

    Pack bags and put clothes out the night before

    -shower before the girls wake
    -get dd1 breakfast
    -feed dd2
    -get myself ready while they're playing
    -put dd2 in the capsule so she can start her nap while I get dd1 ready

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    I do most things the night before if I can. Mornings are as follows

    5.30am - I wake up and quickly shower, get ready, eat, make sandwiches and pack lunch bags before the girls are up
    6-6.30am - Girls wake. Set DD1 up with breakfast while I give DD2 a bottle. Then send DD1 to get dressed while DD2 has solids (sometimes she has her solids, we do BLW, while I'm doing my makeup and the high chair is shifted into the bathroom ha)
    7am - Babysitter (Nana) arrives and we're out the door to work.
    8.30am - DD1 is dropped at school
    9.00am - DD2 is down for her nap, if she hasn't fallen asleep in the pram on the way to school. This is sometimes a 3hr strech though which might not be as easy with a younger bub! (DD2 is 8mo)

    I've only just started back at work so need to do everything at night pretty much. School bag is packed, DD2s bottles are measured, as is formula, school uniform for DD1 is left on the kitchen table, DD2s clothes plus spares/bibs/blankets are left in a basket in the living room for easy access. All her activities (books, toys, swing etc) are all laid out ready to go for Nana. Lunches are ready to go except for sandwiches, so I just make that and throw everything in the cooler bag. School bag is packed, everything DD1 needs is in there. I pretty much do all of this kind of stuff as soon as the girls are in bed and before I settle down at night. Hectic, but it's the only way my mornings are stress free.

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    I only have one, so not sure how much help I can be but my routine seems to be working?? I'll give you my work day routine instead of my days off one.

    1:30am
    - Prep dinner as much as possible for the next night if I didn't have time to do it before work.
    - Make DD up her first two bottles for the day (But I think you were BF so this might not work?)
    - Make up a snack box for me for during the day.
    - Do washing, put dishwasher on, quick tidy up and then curl up in bed by 2:30-3

    6:30 AM
    - Wake up to DD, give her a bottle, pop her back in her cot with some toys (we have an agreement she doesn't actually get up til 7am. Lol.)
    - Have a quick shower, coffee and read the news until 7.

    7:30ish
    - Pop DD in her pram, go for a walk to the local supermarket, have a squizz around.

    9 am is when I usually get back so.
    - Give DD a smaller bottle then pop her down for her nap.
    - Toss clothes in the dryer/hang them out, unpack dishwasher, quick tidy of the lounge room if its been made messy(I have two housemates)

    11am
    - DD wakes up, lay her on her playmat in the kitchen,
    - Housemate wakes up, I make brekkie for both of us.
    - Give DD a piece of fruit to play with while I start dinner (on my work nights I usually make something that tastes good reheated)
    - Pack housemates and my dinner for work (we work together)
    - Playtime with DD for a little bit.

    1pm
    - Give DD another bottle, put her down for a sleep.
    - Fold washing and put it away
    - Have some chill out time just for me so maybe a nap or bubhub or something

    2pm
    - DD wakes up, we go for another walk until about 3.

    3pm
    - DD sits in her bouncer while I prep dinner for the next day.

    4pm
    - Other housemate gets home, quick cuppa with him and then he chatters at DD some and gives her some love so I can do a last minute run around before work.

    5ishPM
    DD has another bottle and gets put down on her playnat for a play/nap since her usual bed time is 7pm.

    5:30 FOB rocks up to take DD abd I bugger off to work til 1am.

    The end.
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    I agree, it's all about night before prep. The only way I ever get out of the door in time is having breakfast planned and sorted (pre-soaked oats for porridge, that kind of thing), the nappy bag packed, even the clothes laid out for the day, shoes found, car keys put where I can find them. All the little things that suck away time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    -put dd2 in the capsule so she can start her nap while I get dd1 ready
    Good idea... We don't have a capsule though

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    Whoa, Jennaisme, you can function on like 4 hours sleep per night!? Wonder woman. I feel most human if I get to bed right after the kids, I'm talking around 7.30 pm! (What's a social life, again? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    I get myself ready first then my older child then the younger one.
    I find this hard as ds2 is up at 7 and takes 30mins ish to breastfeed. He won't wait..Ds1 wakes up 7:20-7:30 and needs to be toileted then given brekky...

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    I think I am going to lay out ds2 clothes the night before: thanks ladies!


 

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