A lot is changing and fast! I enjoy looking at each month specifically before the age of 2 because children are constantly changing. Between birth and 2 children change drastically. A few hard things this month have been throwing fits (Baby Sign Language helps a lot with this!) and separation anxiety has been more prominent this month. She was a late bloomer in the separation anxiety department.
Our Day / 15 Months Old:
7:30 AM Wake up. Change diaper and sit on potty if interested. Get dressed. Do hair (we can officially get her hair up now!)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Go to the gym with Daddy/Independent play/Go to work with Mommy/Park or Museum/Montessori Parent-Infant class
10:30AM Healthy snack
11:30 AM Home for Lunch
12:00-12:30PM Nap for 2 1/2 -3 hours
3:00PM Change diaper and sit on potty if interested.
3:30 PM Healthy snack
4:00PM Errands with Mommy/Park/Independent play
7:00PM Bath time. Water play in tub/Soapy bath/Detox epsom salt bath
7:30PM Drinks water or milk (we are on soy) while snuggling with Mommy watching Ellie & Jared! Brush teeth, read stories, and pray.
8:00 PM NIGH-NIGHTS!
What to Expect from your 15 Month Old:
- Between 12-14 hours of sleep. Remember to focus on the AMOUNT of sleep rather than the quantity of naps. Some still take 2 naps others are down to 1. Both are perfectly fine. We have been down to one nap since 13-14 months.
- 12-18 months is a great time to transition away from bottles (if you have to at all!). We are done with bottles! I cut them out cold turkey early this month and have never looked back (I tried once before and it didn’t work because our life was in transition). I can’t believe now that she was still using one.
- 3 meals a day. Breakfast , lunch, and dinner with nutritious snacks in between if needed. Whole grains, dairy, fruits (fresh, frozen, canned), vegetables, and protein should be included daily.
- Between 16-20 oz of whole milk a day. This is about 2-2 1/2 cups of milk. This is what is recommended, however this month we switched to soy milk and it worked wonders for my child’s system! The downside to soy milk is it does not have near the amount of fat content that whole milk has. The fat toddlers receive from whole milk is crucial to brain development. If your toddler is doing well on whole milk keep him/her on whole.
- Offer water in sippy cup and/or open cup if possible throughout the day. Please be careful with juice and other sugary drinks toddlers consume. The sugar in these drinks has lasting, negative affects on dental health. If you are offering them a sugary drink (even milk and juice) try to do so only at meal times. Avoid letting your child carry a sugary drink (even milk and juice) around with them. These sugars continue to be put on their teeth rather than at one sitting. Offer water between meal times.
Please comment below and let me know what worked for you at 15 months!
Look back at 14 Month Schedule.