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    Default 1 year old sleep/eat routines...

    I haven't been around for a few months so helloooo!

    My DD turned 1 yesterday! Yay!

    Now I'd like to get serious about sleep/eating...

    Please share your 1 y/o eat/sleep routines and the way you settle your bubba

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    Default 1 year old sleep/eat routines...

    My DD is now 13m but we've been doing the same general routine since she was one.

    Wake up - 6-7am
    Quick BF if she wants then breakfast.
    We are normally out of the house by 7.30/8am on work/kindy days. Otherwise it's park or shops or home play.
    10am - snack
    11am - 2pm BF then Nap
    2pm - snack
    5.30pm - Dinner then shower and play
    6.30 - BF then to bed.

    For sleeps I either feed to sleep or let her self settle (depending on her mood, if she's sick etc).

    I also feed her overnight if she wakes (she sometimes doesn't wake or wakes 1-2 times). I night weaned my DS at this age but he was waking for 1-2 hrs overnight wanting to play. DD goes straight back to sleep so it's not a hassle yet - if she starts not going straight back to sleep then I will look at weaning her.

    I really struggled getting 2 naps in a day for her as Kindy drop off/pick up always interfered. One nap works much better and she's actually getting more sleep.

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    Default 1 year old sleep/eat routines...

    Ds2 is 12 months too and his routine is
    Up between 6-7am and breakfast straight away (is a hungry monster in the morning!) then bottle of milk.
    9.30 nap for 1 hour
    11.30-12 lunch then bottle
    1.30pm nap for 1 hour
    5pm dinner then bottle
    6.30-7 bath and bed
    I've also got a 2.5 year old so the routine is mainly to fit around him as well. For example I would love to get him into 1 nap but that would mean gradually pushing him in the morning when he's very tired and grumpy and we normally go to playgroups from 10-12 so he wouldn't sleep there. It is a pain though as the toddler sleeps at 12.30 so I don't get much overlap.

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    My DD turned 1 yesterday as well!

    Her normal routine is
    Wake/ out of bed 7ish
    Breakfast- two cubes purée fruit with 1 weetbix, two pieces of toast.

    9am 100 mls milk ( although losing interest in this so sometimes only drinks 20mls)

    9:30 morning tea- sultanas, mini muffin, fruit.

    11:45 lunch- toasted sandwich, fruit, or leftovers - cold pasta, wrap

    12:15 bottle 150 mls
    Sleep

    2:30 wake
    3pm afternoon tea
    Play

    5pm bath
    5:45 dinner. Mashed vegetable. Bit of whatever we are having. Yoghurt

    Play with daddy

    6:30 bottle and sleep.

    Sleeps all night or odd wake up I give her 100mls milk.

    She self settles and also is the third child so has to just fit in with my day. Sometimes she falls asleep at 11 am in car on way home from morning activity- I let her have half hour then I put her back to bed at 2pm for 1.5 hours.

    Hope that helps 😄

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    7am wake up and have breastfeed

    8am breakfast

    11:30 lunch

    12:30 down for a sleep

    3pm wake up and have a small snack

    5pm dinner

    5:45 bath

    6:15 breastfeed

    7pm bed

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    We're roughly doing:
    6am wake up - 180ml formula
    7am Weetbix
    9:30am sleep for 1hr
    11am banana and yogurt
    12:30 light lunch
    2:00pm sleep for 1hr
    4:00pm dinner
    5:00pm bath
    6:00pm snack
    6:30pm 180ml formula
    7:00pm story, music, blankie and bed

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    Hey @babyla
    My DD turned 1 just over a week ago our day looks like this:
    7:30 wake and breastfeed
    8:30 breakfast (generally one of overnight oats, crumpet, cheesy omelette plus fruit purée with iron supplement and yoghurt)
    10-11:30 nap
    12 lunch (baked beans, quiche, veggie fritters etc plus fruit)
    2:30 breastfeed and nap til 4
    5pm dinner (things like cheese, pasta, rissoles, quiche, etc plus custard)
    5:30 shower
    6:30 eats a bit of whatever we are having for dinner with us
    7pm breastfeed
    7-7:30 bed
    I also give a couple of small snacks during the day like rice cakes, mini muffins, pikelets etc)
    I don't feed overnight unless she's sick and she needs it (she doesn't want to feed overnight normally).
    If she wakes during the night I give her a dummy or pick her up if she's upset.
    She sleeps with white noise on in a sleeping bag in heated bedroom. She generally goes straight to sleep at night and for naps as long as the timing is right (not over or under-tired). We don't rock her or do anything aside from her little routine of going in her sleeping bag and white noise on with a little kiss and dummy in.
    I am giving a bit of cows milk during the day. I would like to stop breastfeeding in the next couple of months and I guess soonish she will move to 1 nap a day but I'll keep her on 2 as long as it's still working so well.
    Hope that helps. I'm happy with my DDs routine and sleeping but would like her to eat a bit more as I'm not sure she eats enough!

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    Looks like most one year olds are onto one nap. We have some one nap days but often it's two naps (he turns one next week). He has just been weaned off the breast and off the overnight feed (woohoo!), so he has a bottle in the morning, one after lunch and one before bed (will drop the lunchtime one next week). He self-settles for all his sleeps He eats a lot, favourites are yoghurt, sultanas, cheese, crackers, rice cakes, toast, raisin toast, peas. He'll usually have what we have but sometimes I top him up with mash.

    Have other babies stopped having mash now?

    Oh and activities wise, we do lots of playdates, playing with his toys, reading books, walks, trips to the park, watching the dogs, listening to music and maybe a little TV every now and then Such a fun age.


 

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