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Morning Routine With A Toddler And Infant

We are almost three months into life with 2 kids. Liam just turned 3 and Charlotte will be 3 months in a few days. It seemed like a great time to talk about my morning routine with a toddler and a newborn. Basically a “how do we get it done and out the door without everyone losing it” post.

Morning Routine With A Toddler And Infant

5:20: Andrew’s alarm goes off. He eats and showers and gets ready. I get ready, wash my face, brush my teeth, and try to eat breakfast. I put Liam’s lunch together and put his school bag in the car.

6:30: Liam gets up. He has breakfast and then Andrew gets him ready for school. I lay his clothes out the night before so it’s a quicker process. Andrew gels Liam’s hair, brushes his teeth, and applies sunscreen if he needs it (depending on the weather). Andrew leaves for work and Liam plays in the playroom.

7:00: Charlotte is up. She gets a bottle, new diaper, and I get her dressed.

7:30-8: We all play in the playroom.

8:00: I start loading everyone in the car for school drop off. His school is less than 10 minutes from our house so it’s not a long drive thankfully.

8:15: Liam is at school. Charlotte and I either head home, head to a class, head to the mall to walk, or I take her to my mom’s so I can go work out. It just depends on the day. If she goes to my mom’s, she takes her morning nap there and I will usually do work at my mom’s until she wakes up.

9-11: Charlotte Naps. I work, do an at-home workout. Take a shower, or do any of the 100,000 things that need to get done.

11:00: She’s up and has another bottle and we play until her next nap. Some days during this time I have help here with her while I go run errands, work out, or get work done.

That’s our morning! It’s pretty regimented at this point. Andrew gets to work from home 1-2 days a week and when he works from home he stays with Charlotte while I take Liam to school and then run and work out. Usually, she’s napping for this. I am so grateful for a partner who is super hands-on and always wants to help and do more. Please note, not all mornings are perfect. Sometimes there are tantrums, and blowouts, and all sorts of things that aren’t pretty and perfect.

What does your morning look like?

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing your routine! I can’t imagine getting up so early myself, haha! ❤️✨

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  2. Alex Ang wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful blog. Keep it up.

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  3. Bash Harry wrote:

    Awww, this seems like such a great morning and super productive too! Hope all is well your kids <3

    with love,
    Bash
    Hey Bash

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  4. Holly wrote:

    This looks like a super functional routine with little ones. I’m expecting baby #4 and am already starting to consider how this little lady will fit into our routine.

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  5. Stephanie wrote:

    We have a pretty regimented schedule in the morning, too. But lately, my almost-5-year-old younger child has no concept of time and is falling behind. We are debating if he needs to get up earlier or what else we can do to keep him moving. He doesn’t have a lot to do in the morning, just eat breakfast, get his school uniform on, brush teeth, and make his bed. But all that takes him over an hour some mornings and we are almost late getting my older son to school.

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  6. Adriane wrote:

    Great breakdown for a schedule. I found that keeping my kiddos on a schedule was the absolute best way to get them sleeping through the night and have some sanity!

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  7. Chad wrote:

    I don’t have kids but I can’t imagine how important routines are for babies. Amazing post.

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  8. Melanie williams wrote:

    I always think a bit of routine is good. It keeps things organised, together and on point…also starts the day off well xx

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  9. Christa wrote:

    This looks like a busy but do-able routine. My morning are usually a bit more hectic. My 4 year old wakes up SO EARLY so the first hour or so is a bit chaotic.

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  10. aisasami wrote:

    Routines are important for kids so they can get a habit of when to sleep or when to eat.

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  11. Clarice wrote:

    I agree with you. Not all mornings are perfect but glad that you’re able to make it work. Don’t worry. This is just a phase, enjoy as much as you could. The kids just grow up too fast.

    Published 2.24.20
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