Check out our last post where we talked about bedtime routines so you can prepare for what time your little one should be waking in the morning. Once you have your daily wake time set for your family, you can begin to think of your morning routine for your infant/toddler/big kid.
One thing we love to encourage our Sleepy Cues community to do is thinking of the tasks you want your child to be able to do themselves, and which tasks you will help them with. For young infants, you will obviously be doing most things for them, so take time to consider which ones you will take care of and which ones your partner will take care of.
Once you write down the necessary components, you can divide up responsibilities between you and your partner and also your kiddos if they are old enough!
Infant Morning Routine:
7AM: Daily Wake Time
7:05AM: Morning Feeding (keep lights dimmed/white noise on if your baby has trouble focusing)
7:15AM: Open drapes/“good morning”
7:25AM: Tummy Time/Play Time with Dad while Mom gets ready
7:45AM: Breakfast with Mom while Dad gets ready (Solid feeding if necessary)
8AM: Off to work/school/or the day begins with primary caregiver
Toddler Morning Routine:
7AM: Daily Wake Time + Make Bed If capable
7:10AM: Breakfast and Liquids (bus own dishes to trash and then sink)
7:15AM: get dressed (toddler helps put clothes in hamper)
7:30AM: Play time while parents get ready
8AM: Help get shoes/socks on and leave for school/work/day begins with primary caregiver
We hope these routines we’ve provided his month helps you get into some new grooves of your children helping out and being responsible for more around the house!