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Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« on: November 29, 2007, 15:28:00 PM »
Hi - just curious what other 14 month olds are doing.  Can anyone share their routine?  Here's mine, but I think it's time to make some changes with the food:

7am wake and bottle
8am breakfast
10am 40 min nap
11am bottle
noon lunch
2pm 1.5 hr nap
4pm bottle
5pm dinner
7:30 bottle and bedtime

Thanks!


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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 16:57:34 PM »
Hi, my dd is the same age and here is her routine (although the naps are all over the place right now!):

6-6:30 am wake and milk (from cup)
7:30am breakfast
10:00am snack
10:00-10:30am nap (anywhere from 45min - 1hr 45min)
12:00-12:30pm lunch
3:00-3:30pm snack
3:30-4:00pm nap (anywhere from 20 min - 1 1/2 hours)
6:30pm dinner (we wait for dh so we can have a family dinner)
7:30pm in bed

What kind of changes are you thinking of?


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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 17:57:34 PM »
Mainly reducing the bottles and doing more snacks, maybe eliminating the bedtime bottle by having dinner later (and like you...with the whole family at 6/6:30).

You mentioned that naps are a bit wonky...one thing that helped me was limiting her morning nap to no more than 40 min - 1 hour....making sure that she was up by 11:15am.  That way, she was ready for her afternoon nap by 2:15.  Might help?


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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 18:26:52 PM »
Ella is 15 months old, but her eating routine has been the same for months.

7/7:30: wake up, out of crib at 7:30
8:00: Breakfast with milk
11:30: Lunch with milk or water
2:30ish: Snack with water
5:00: Dinner with milk and a small dessert

Hope that helps!

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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 19:26:00 PM »
My 14 month old has the following schedule (although sometimes he has 2 naps rather than 1 if he falls asleep in the car/buggy in the morning)

7am (ish) - wake
7.45am - breakfast with lidded cup of milk
10am - snack e.g. banana, cheese crackers, strawberries, etc plus a drink of water
12/12.30pm - lunch
12.15/12.30pm till whenever - nap
3pm - snack
5/5.30pm - dinner
7.15pm - lidded cup of milk before teethbrushing and bed



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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 19:50:17 PM »
My DD Zoey is also 14 months.

A "typical" day is something like this...
7:15am wake and nurse for about 10 minutes
7:45am oatmeal and water
9:00am snack - usually some form of dairy since she does not drink milk
11:30am lunch and water
12:15 -1:45 nap
2:00pm snack and water - usually some form of dairy since she does not drink milk
4:00pm small snack (she LOVES to eat) and water
5:30 or so dinner and water
7:15pm bed


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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 17:26:05 PM »
The later dinner (6:30) works well for us - I just find you need to play with the afternoon snack to find the right amount to hold them over till dinner, but also ensure they are hunger for dinner!  I love having her eat with us as does dh!  I think she enjoys her meals more since we have been doing this.

I usually give dd milk with meals except in the morning.  She wakes pretty hungry so I give her milk to hold her over until breakfast is ready!  I think the timing on when to give your lo milk depends on what type they are.  Does your lo drink too much milk - favoring it over food - or not enough?  I think if they drink too much milk then I would offer milk with main meals only and limit the amount each meal to be appropriate.  If they don't drink enough milk then give it to them before a meal or as a snack.  I offer water through out the day and with snacks.  If she is having an off day (teething or such) then I offer her milk more often since it is a comfort to her.

We have tried limiting the morning nap but she was still refusing her afternoon one!  I now let her sleep as long as she likes and find I need at least 4 hours before her pm nap - so things are starting to settle.  I think we'll have to keep the am nap and just keep moving it out.  She prefers more day time sleep and less night time - I've tried cutting the daytime but she just refuses to add it to night time!  I think that will happen once she is down to one nap!  (I'm over in the sleep forum a lot for this!!!!)



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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 22:54:14 PM »
It's such a balancing act, isn't it??  Sadie doesn't drink too much milk, so I'll probably keep the bottle with the snacks and water with dinner.  I gave her a snack at 4pm yesterday (a full cup of a yogurt and fruit smoothie!!) and then she had a full dinner at 6pm.  By 7:15 she was ready for bed.  I offered the bottle and she declined as expected.....but she slept through until 7am this morning!  I think that I may like this new routine :)  Thanks for the suggestion (and good luck with the sleep - aren't these forums great?)

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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 20:19:18 PM »
my almost 13.5 month old schedule is good and i hope it stays like this for a bit.
wake 7am ( somedays he wants a cup of milk right away other days not)
breakfast 8:30 to 9ish
10am nap 1-1.5 hrs
12-1 somewhere - lunch
nap 3 1-1.5 hrs
dinner 5:30-6ish
bed 8pm
he gets a cups all day only and with water or milk or juice and only a bottle before bed but i am eliminating that one as well soon.

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Re: Routine/Feeding Schedule for 14 month old?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 20:29:50 PM »
Mackenzie is nearly 14 mo and this has been her routine since she turned 1:
730am - wake, breakfast, milk sippy
945am - snack, milk sippy
1015-1130am - nap
1230pm - lunch, milk sippy
230-330pm - nap
330pm - snack, milk sippy
6pm - dinner, milk sippy
7pm - 6oz bottle, bedtime

She can have water whenever she wants throughout the day but milk is just for meals/snacks. We'll probably get rid of the bedtime bottle in the next month or so, but I'm really in no hurry.
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