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Making a schedule

I'm a mom of a 2 and 3 year old. I'm also 18 weeks pregnant. Right now we don't have a schedule for the boys, we pretty much just wing it. With a new baby coming things will be pretty hectic so I figured its time to get a schedule. Neither child is attending school or any kind of daycare at the moment but they may be starting the end of the year. Anyone have any tips of making a schedule? Should it go by the hour? And how do I fit in potty training. Thanks.


Asked by reigndrops12689 at 11:54 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • 7:30 boys get up (it could be a little before or after)
    8:00 we eat breakfast
    8:30 do chores (my toddler has his own little chores to do)
    9:00 cartoons (if they're aloud that day)
    10:00 either play or run errands
    10:30 snack
    12:00 lunch
    12:30 nap

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 2:30 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • We have a loose schedule like this-
    wake up, dress (i pick out & set out their clothes the nite before), put bed together
    eat, wash up, brush teeth

    lunch around noon
    snack around 3
    4 tv or computer time
    dinner around 5 or 6


    Answer by txdaniella at 11:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • 2:00 wake up
    3:00 snack
    5:30 dinner
    6:30 bathtime
    7:00 story time and bed
    I keep things really structured because it helps me ensure that everyone gets the attention they need and my house stays clean so I can relax at the end of the day.

    Answer by GigantaursMommy at 2:31 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • We have a routine rather than a schedule. What time it happens isn't the important part but doing things in order is.

    Answer by Liansmommie at 6:08 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Write down about what time things around your house happen - naptime, lunchtime, play time, etc. After a few days you should see some sort of pattern and that will help you figure out what schedule might work best.

    Answer by missanc at 8:12 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Honestly, I tried a schedule and it stressed me out. :) We have our routine, and that works much better for us. During the school year, DH and I get up first, then I get the two older kids up and ready for school. My 2.5 yo wakes up about 8, we do breakfast, then it's lunch at 1:00, nap, snack, then dinner around 6.

    Answer by Scuba at 11:00 AM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I'm thinking of doing the same thing, so thanks for asking, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:57 PM on Aug. 9, 2010