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Creating a Daily Routine for Toddlers to Fix Bad Habits

Time has flown by, but, it’s time to start thinking about how we’re going to get everyone back on track with a daily routine for toddlers.

Too much screen time and lazy cooking have made for some less-than-stellar habits over the summer… but it’s time to fix it with a new, healthy daily routine for 1-3-year-olds. I even have a toddler schedule template printable to make the whole process easier!

What is it about summer that makes even the most intentional moms, like you and I, veer so far from what we know is best for our child? I blame the heat! (and popsicles)

Before we start talking about this, I want you to know that I’ll be trekking right along with you this fall! For I too, have allowed some poor habits to slither their way into our home recently.

Three Bad Habits That Need to be Kiboshed!

*Poor eating, *screen time and *sleep, are the three areas that get the most abused in the summer months. Healthy eating takes an even bigger hit Nov-Dec, but that’s another post altogether!

Convenience and guilt lead to poor eating habits in the summer. The heat and lazy-summer days make excessive screen time easy to fall into. And with earlier sunrise, and longer days, your child’s summer sleep habits get all messed up!

It can all be fixed. I’m even going to give you the steps to take and the tools to do it, so there’s no guesswork for you.

Mom and toddler girl having a good daily routine for toddlers while reading a book together on the floor

3 Steps to a Better Daily Eating Routine for Toddlers

#1. Identify.

#2. Plan.

#3. Do it.

3 Steps to a Better Daily Screen Time Routine for Toddlers

#1. Set Boundaries.

****a word of caution for screens and small children. It’s highly recommended for the development of children under the age of 15 months, that they receive zero screen time. Read more about that here.

#2. Put it in writing.

#3. Equip yourself and Do It.

3 Steps to a Better Daily Sleep Routine for Toddlers

#1. Determine how much sleep your child needs.

#2. Set your child up for success.

#3. Equip yourself and Do It.

A Daily Routine for Toddlers Will Benefit Everyone

Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty about habits that have gotten off track. It’s gonna happen. To everyone!
The fact that you are here, taking steps to freshen up your child’s daily routine, is what you should be focusing on.

Great child training doesn’t happen once. It’s something you do on a daily basis, over and over. Oftentimes, revisiting the same things again and again.


Hi there! I'm Mama Duck,

I'm a stay-at-home/work-at-home, homeschooling Mama of 4 beautiful kiddos, wife to my loving husband, Parenting Coach, Speaker, and Writer. I adore the sound of my children's giggles, that first sip of hot coffee, and a snuggly blanket fresh out of the dryer. Here on Faithful Parenting, my heart is to equip mamas with the skills, knowledge, and biblical wisdom to raise fantastic kids and build a tethered family!