15 Month Old Toddler Schedule: Dropping to One Nap

February 14, 2018
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We are loving this 15 month old toddler schedule! Finally dropping down to one nap, it frees up a lot of time.

I feel like January was big for Annie because she noticeably moved from ‘baby’ to ‘toddler’. In many ways, this meant things became a lot easier.

We also made a big schedule change, which went much more smoothly than I had anticipated (thank goodness!).

15 month old toddler

2-1 Nap Transition

Jack was never a great napper when he was a baby and the 2-1 nap transition was a rough one.

I was anticipating the same with Annie, and while it hasn’t been without some challenges, the transition has actually gone really well.

For the first week or so she would sometimes fall asleep nearing the end of Independent Playtime.

I just pushed her naptime back a little later as a result. Otherwise, our new routine meant putting her down at 12 and she typically napped right till 3 or near abouts.

If she did wake early, then I brought bed time forward. She did almost fall asleep while eating lunch a couple of times. I’ve never had my kids do that before, so it was pretty cute.

Routine

15 Month Old Toddler Schedule

Before switch:

  • 7:00 AM DWT (Desired wake time)
  • 7:30/8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:00 AM Nap
  • 10:00 AM Snack
  • 10:30-11:30 AM Independent Playtime
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00 PM Nap
  • 3:00 PM Snack
  • 5:00/5:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Bed

New Routine:

  • 7:00 AM DWT
  • 7:30/8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:15 AM Independent Playtime
  • 10:30 AM Snack
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:00-3:00 PM Nap
  • 3:00 PM Snack
  • 5:00/5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30/7:00 PM Bed

Sleep

Before the 2-1 Nap Transition, Annie was starting to wake earlier in the mornings and was taking a good hour to fall asleep at night.

Her afternoon nap was also inconsistent. Now that we’ve made the switch she’s waking between 6:30-7 in the morning and naps and bedtime have become nice and consistent again.

Play

Annie isn’t quite as loving of Independent Playtime as Jack is, but I’m just being consistent.

She has been a mama’s girl from the getgo, so it’s more the fact that she doesn’t like me leaving her.

However, after about a minute or two of protesting, she gets lost in play and is happy until I come and get her when the timer goes off.

She’s also loving playing with her brother and I often hear her yelping or panting as the two of them pretend to be dogs. It’s a little bit adorable.

Eating

As usual, Annie is eating almost adult sized portions. She is well-covered, but not excessively so.

She’s also tiny and petite so I’m just putting it down to a fast metabolism. She eats just about anything you put in front of her.

Milestones

Annie is walking! It feels like I waited forever for it to happen because she did everything else early.

She isn’t consistently walking, but she’s getting better and better. She took her first steps to catch bubbles.

Talking

Annie is Jack’s parrot. Everything he does, she tries to do, and everything he says, she tries to say. She’s coming out with all sorts of words and I love it!

Personality

Annie is a girly-girl. She’s all about accessories. If she spies a hat, glasses, or headband, she will cry until you help her put them on.

She’s also strong-willed and wears her heart on her sleeve. If there’s something wrong, she lets us know about it loud and clear.

And if she’s happy we all know about that too. She constantly melts our hearts with her cheeky smile and little dimple.

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