Typical schedule for 17 month old

Sonia - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Hi I was wondering what your typical schedule was for your child as far as eating and sleeping. Also what type of snacks do you give your child. I need to introduce my daughter to more foods. Thanks

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I am having problems getting my little girl to eat whole veggies. I have to give her baby food veggies, otherwise she won't eat them. She does eat supper with us, but she doesn't eat a lot of it because it takes her a while to get it down so I think she gets bored. I don't know what else to do to get her to eat normal meals. She loves crackers and bread (she won't eat a lot of that either). She doesn't seem to have trouble chewing food that she likes, but when it comes to mealtime... it's another story. She's so tiny that I want to put some fat on her!

Any ideas?

Mary - posted on 09/04/2010

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Hey Sonia, Hope you are getting some great ideas from all these wonderful moms. Its sounds like everyone has got some pretty awesome schedules and food ideas. One of the things I try to remember is that every child and every household are different, so what works for one may not necessarily work for others. That said, here is what we do for our 17 month old daughter:

7:00 am Wake Up - 6 oz Bottle of Whole Milk
8:00 am Breakfast - Usually a variety of cheerios, fruit, toast with cream cheese, or oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins, and banana. No sugar.
9:00 am Nap
10:30 Wake Up - 6 oz Bottle of Whole Milk
11:00 Snack - Crackers, Fruit, Raisins
12:00-12:30 Lunch - Pastas, Veggies, Cheese, Breads, Meats, Quesadillas...usually whatever we are having ourselves.
2:00 Nap
3:30 Wake Up - 6oz Bottle of Whole Milk
4:30 Snack - Crackers, Fruit, etc.
6:00 Dinner - Whatever we are having :-)
7:00 Bath Time & Bed Time - 6 oz Bottle of Whole Milk

Throughout the day we give her a sippy cup of water, as much as she wants, and once a day, I fill the sippy cup with 1/2 water 1/2 Pure Orange Juice. We don't give her any sugar, no dips (ranch, peanut butter, ketchup, etc.) and we try to stay away from foods that are packed with preservatives. She loves fresh fruit and veggies, so we try to give her that as much as possible. She has lots of great energy, sleeps well during her naps and at bed time...and well, we of course thinks she is great! I believe her schedule and food play a big part in that.

Hope you find some great ideas. And blessings to you as you raise your daughter!

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7-7:30 up
8:00 breakfast
9:00 - 12pm off to the park (with a snack at around 10)
12:00 lunch
1:00-4:00pm nap, then snack when he wakes
6:00pm dinner
7:00 bedtime routine
7:30 lights out

Breakfast: baby rice cereal with apple sauce and plain yogurt, fruit, scrambled eggs and toast, french toast (eggy toast)

Snacks: whole grain O's (like cheerios); granola bar, banana, rice biscuit

Lunch / Dinner: agedashi tofu (tofu in broth), beans in tomato sauce, pasta with sauce, rice with veggies, lasagne. He's a bit of a picky eater, so when we find something that works (like beans) I will often puree up other things (like broccoli) and mix them in- hidden!

Milk: with each meal, and with snacks. Water in between. No juice!

Renae - posted on 08/26/2010

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Most babies transition from 2 naps to 1 nap per day between 12 and 18 months. At first the 1 nap is quite early around 11.30, but gets later over a few months. By 18-24 months most babies are having one nap at around 12.30 to 1.30 pm for 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

Most 17mos have 3 meals and two snacks per day. So that's breakfast, lunch, dinner and a morning snack and afternoon snack. Some are also having milk before bed or first thing in the morning or both.

A 17mo should basically be eating the same things an adult does. They have things like porridge, toast, cereal, eggs etc for breakfast. Sandwich or a meal for lunch, and meat, vegetables, pasta, rice etc for dinner. Just like an adult. For snacks they usually eat fruit, cheese, biscuits, yoghurt, things like that.

Ashleigh - posted on 08/27/2010

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ok first off there is NOOO such thing as a typical schedule for ANY kid. All I can say is my daughter gets up at 9 am, has 1 nap in the day, is in bed between 8:30 and 9, and eats meals at the same time we do. Other than that it's all up in the air, like her naptimes can sometimes be as late as 7 pm.

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My son is 17 months old and he will wake up around 8-9am, he eats an hr after he wakes up. He eats 1egg 1peice of toast and a peice of bacon. Then he drinks a cup of milk, takes a nap wakes up 2 hrs later and will eat something like 3 chicken nuggets or 2 peices of pizza or something. He eats a snack like banana or goldfish crackers maybe some gummies, he normally gets his vitamins bout now he is drinking something all day milk, juice, water, tea, we eat dinner at 6pm. He will eat whatever I make for dinner he isn't picky at all. Then he takes a bath at 7:30 and is in bed by 8pm.

Bethan - posted on 09/04/2010

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my 4 boys all under 4years two of which is 20 months and 6months all raise about 5am-6 have thier breakfast about 7.30ish play till snack at 10 where they get fruit and a cup of juice then lunch at 12pm potnoodle for the tots and babyfood jars and yorgurts for the rest they then play till 3 where they have another snack and drink then tea time between 4-5pm bath by 6 childrens bedtime hour between 6 and 7 then bed with a bottle of juice they very rarely sleep potty training is fun for two boys baby may sleep for two hours a day and still wakes around 3am for a feed so all in all with a 10 year old girl with adhd and a stroppy 14 year old my house is one big stress but i love being mam

Melanie - posted on 08/31/2010

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My son, Killian, wakes up at about 6:30 - 7:30 every morning. He's in daycare so we scoop him up and get him out the door and they feed him breakfast at about 8:30, snack at 10:30, lunch at noon, afternoon nap (about 2 hours), snack at 3ish, then I pick him between 5 and 6. we play with his toys for an hour or two (and he has lots of play and stimulation all day at daycare) and then we have dinner at 7pm.
He also drinks juice throughout the day, milk only for the first and last bottle of the day. After dinner, he knows there are no more toys or TV, just books and quiet time. If it's a bath night, we take a bath. Otherwise, it's just more book time. He goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps through the night until we start it all over the next day. :)
As far as snacks, he LOVES fruit and those Gerber Graduates yogurt snacks, For meals, he eats whatever everyone else does, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
We think it's very important to have everyone eating the same thing, so that we don't develop a picky eater. Starting early with not making him his own special food starts the idea that it won't happen in the future.
Hope this helps!

Cara - posted on 08/31/2010

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One of my daughters favorite snacks is 9 grain pancakes with almond butter!! Almond butter has alot of calcium and protein it is great! Also she eats avacado on bread or on it's own she loves it!

Jennifer - posted on 08/31/2010

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My Daughter is 18 months old, here's her daily schedule.

6:30 AM - wake up
10:00 - Snack time
11:30 - Lunch time
12:30 - Nap time
3:30 - Snack time
5:30 - Dinner Time
7:30 - Bath Time
8:00 - Bed Time

And of course there's play time in between, I hope this helps you!

Beverle - posted on 08/30/2010

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Sebastian usually wakes up between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. For breakfast, he usually has a Nutrigrain bar, toast or scrambled eggs with milk or chocolate milk to drink. You mentioned that your toddler didn't like scrambled eggs, when I had that problem, I put a little bit of shredded cheese in it. He loves cheese. For morning snack he usually has cookies or crackers and a cup of diluted apple juice. Then lunch is usually macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, hot dog (cut up very small), peanut butter & jelly, etc. He takes a nap for about 2 hours around 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. He has string cheese (I pull small strips off for him), crackers, etc. for afternoon snack and then he eats whatever we eat for dinner. I feed him pretty much all foods that we eat so long as he can chew it. I am still cautious with hot dogs, so I cut them very small and watch him closely. He drinks water throughout the day. Bedtime is 9:00 - 9:15.

Christina - posted on 08/28/2010

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Wakes around 8: Breakfast right away - Cereal, waffle, fruit, yogurt...Whatever is handy. Play time, walks, etc. Snack around 9:30. Lunch around 11:30 -Veggies, fruit, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Nap from 12:30-2:30 approx. Up & has a small snack of fruit, cracker etc...Supper around 5pm...more activities till bath time & bed at 7:30 !

Faith - posted on 08/26/2010

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Hi, both my boys wake up 7-8, and are given breakfast soon after. Snack time 9.30-10, my March boy normally does his number 2's between 9-10 (doesn't show any other signs, so just waiting to potty train, doesn't like sitting on toilet yet :( ). Lunch about 11.30, then he has a sleep for 1-2 hours. Another snack at 3, dinner about 6, sleep time 7.
Sorry, I can't help with snacks.. it pretty typical. Fruits, yogurt, bars, small sandwiches.. pretty much most days. Might throw in some custard with the fruit instead of yogurt sometimes. As far as lunch, sandwiches, dinner leftovers, etc...

Amber - posted on 08/26/2010

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My daughter, Jamesin, wakes up around 7. She nurses off me and then we share a bowl of cereal. If she's still hungry after that I mix baby cereal with whole milk and a tub of baby food fruit. She usually goes down for her first nap between 8/8:30. She generally sleeps for about 2 hours. When she wakes up I usually give her a bath and her sippy cup (usually water or juice). She might have a snack of bananas, fruit snacks, cheese its, etc. She eats lunch if she's not asleep after that. Then she usually naps for another 2 hours usually 1-3, or 2-4. We eat dinner around 5:30 or 6. I let her play until around 8 or 8:30 when she's ready for bed. She sleeps a lot, but she's a beast if she doesn't get her sleep

Pushpa - posted on 08/26/2010

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i have twin daughters born on the women's day march 8, 2009. named Daisy and Delphine. they are both the naughtiest in the world they join with their sis in all activities



their schedule is

around 6 i give them a cup of milk, thts when i finish up the cooking for the family, 6.45 i wake my elder one for her school, at 7.30



around 8.30 both wake up within a gap of 5 min

i brush them and give htem the b/f around 9 probably idli, Dosa,(indian b/f) sometimes it'd be ust a brown bread with chease and jam or a sandwich when it is bread both together eat a sandwich

then a nappy change and some time in to play, they dont enjoy their playpen so i let them roam free...

if they get hungry i give them a fruit or silvered almonds, rasins and a cup of yogurt around 11

at 12.30 the elder returns from school and i give all 3 a quick lunch,

my gals love indian spicy lunch so i give them rice, one veg in DAL, yogurt, and sometimes if i make fish or eggs i give them the same,

and put all the 3 to sleep at 2pm, they sleep for 2-3hours and once they wake up i give them a cup of milk, and a mild snak prob of french fries, nuggets or something, at 4.30 or so then they are free to play and dinner at 8.30 it'd be the same as lunch with a roti sometimes

and off to bed at 9.30 or 10.00 they sleep all night if they wake up i give them water

and no bottles just their cups, i've custom designed cups with their photos in which i give them milk and water in water bottles

now for the past few days they have started eating on their own so i just supervise and do not feed them

Sonia - posted on 08/25/2010

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My mom distracts my daughter with a toy or just a bowl and spoon in order to get her to eat. There are times that I also need to do that in order for my daughter to eat. Maybe try giving her a toy or something to distract

Sonia - posted on 08/25/2010

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Thank you all. Just wanted to make sure I was along those lines with her schedule. I just cant get her to eat scrambled eggs in the morning lol

Kourtney - posted on 08/25/2010

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Heidi wakes up at about 6:30 AM and has breakfast (oatmeal or scrambled eggs, toast, and fruit) and her milk. At about 10, she has some cheerios or fruit. AT around noon, she has a jar of baby food and some milk. Then she naps for an hour and a half or two hours. She gets up and has some milk and another snack. Dinner is between 5:30 and 6, and she eats what we do with a cup of water. She has a bath right after dinner, and bedtime is about 7:30 after a bottle. On the weekends, things are a little less structured, but during the week, we have to stick to the schedule bc my husband and I both work. She eats pretty much anything, but we have to be a little careful bc even though she is 17 months old, she has just started getting her first two teeth. LAte, I know...

Mari - posted on 08/24/2010

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Hi Sonia,

My daughter is 17 months her schedule goes something like this:

wake up 7-8am
breakfast 8-9am
snack 10am
lunch 11:30-12pm
nap 12:30-2:30
snack 3pm
dinner 5:30pm
bath 7pm
bed 8:30pm

I have been experimenting with the recipes from the Sneaky Chef, using different purees in every day food. She eats everything we do, but for breakfast it's usually a waffle, yogurt and milk or toast, fruit and milk. Snacks could be crackers w/ cream cheese, crackers and cheese, or fruit snacks (the good kind), then dinner is just whatever we are having. As i mentioned before I have been putting vegetable or bean purees in with our every day food. You can put spinach puree in your pasta sauce or bean puree in your meat and your kids will never know and it takes great. Even my husband is loving it :)

Karen - posted on 08/24/2010

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Hi, Sonia. My son is 17 months old and wakes up around 7-8 am. We have breakfast soon after he gets up. I usually give him a banana (whole), then yogurt w/ cheerios or toast, or oatmeal. He has a shower/bath (every other day) and gets dressed. He plays, "helps" me with my chores and has a snack around 10am. I give him raisins or gold fish crackers or blueberries. He sometimes goes down for a short nap after morning snack. He has lunch in between 12 and 1pm. For lunch he gets pb&j (this can be controversial, but there are no peanut allergies in my family, and he hasn't shown any signs of allergies to foods) or tuna sandwich or leftovers from supper. If he hasn't taken a morning nap, he goes down for a nap right after lunch. For afternoon snack, I will give him apple slices w/o peels, a fruit cup w/ cottage cheese or cheese sticks,summer sausage and crackers. If he took a morning nap, he is usually getting tired again around 3-4, so goes down for another nap. He then eats whatever we have for supper. He has a water bottle to drink out of all day long. I give him one 4 oz juice box a day and usually give him water or milk with his meals. He usually goes to bed by 8pm and sleeps all night now. He has been waking up and crying a bit but usually goes back to sleep by himself or I go down if he sounds very upset and he lays right back down and goes back to sleep.

He can eat practically anything. I won't give him whole nuts or walnuts or pecans till he is a lot older. It took me a while to start giving him new foods, I was afraid he'd choke, etc. But he has all of his incisors and four molars and does a great job chewing. So, now I give him all kinds of things to eat. He loves all the foods I mentioned and on the weekends, we have french toast, waffles or pancakes for breakfast. He also eats baby carrots, pickles, ritz or triscuit crackers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, burritos, you name it. He's not too fond of green beans, asparagus, but he does like spinach. You just need to try out new foods one at a time, so you can see if they are allergic or not tolerating it well. I hope this is helpful! :o) Having a toddler is an adventure every day!! I love it!

Helen - posted on 08/24/2010

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hi, my march 2009 baby typically wakes up around 8 am, then he and I join his dad for milking (we have a farm). Breakfast is at about 9am 9:30 and he has a glass of chocolate milk, bread and butter dunked into hot chocolate (the french way). After he has playtime or goes off on the farm with his dad till we eat at about 12:30 - 1 pm. He eats exactly as we do, meat and veg or pasta plus a yoghurt piece of fruit or fromage frais. From about 2 pm he'll nap between 2 and 3 hours and when he wakes he has what we call a gouter in France - fruit,yoghurt broiche or some other snack then it's play time again until dinner time at about 8pm 8:30 whern he eats like us a light evening meal (favourites include croque monsieur and poached eggs) I normally pack him off to bed between 9pm and 10 pm. He drinks only water during the day

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