My Maxyn turned 21-months-old today. As much as I want to keep her as a baby, I know I cannot. All I can do is enjoy every moment I have with her while she is an infant and that is exactly what I am doing. Plus teaching her lessons and skills in a fun way.
I am proud to say that as early as now, Maxyn is almost potty trained. She still pees in her undies at times but she already knows the potty trainer and its use. She no longer wear a diaper in the evening. Aside from that, she sort of has an established routine already.
Established routines are important because this is what our kids will follow until they are old as these are the foundation. Routines help in forming good habits when it comes to sleeping and eating. Other routines can teach our kids how to be responsible. It also gives our children a sense of security. With established routines, our children will have that innate sense of what will happen next which can mean less chaos, better behavior, and easier for us, the parents.
Here is our girls’ routine. Greet everyone upon waking up. Eat breakfast. Play. Take a bath. Eat lunch. Sleep. Play outdoors. Eat dinner. Clean-up. Bed time.