Eduardo's 18 Month Update (At 21 Months!)


I am finally getting round to posting Eduardo's 18 Month Update (at 21 months old!). Oops! Sorry it's taken me so long. But here is a little look at his current daily routine: 

7:30/8am Wake up, call for mummy/daddy, snuggle in our bed or play with Emilia if she's awake too. 

8:30am Breakfast time! He almost always eats porridge cooked on the stove with whole milk, honey, cinnamon and a few raisins mixed in. He also eats half a banana (shared with Emilia) and has water to drink. 

9am - 11:30am On weekdays Eduardo always has a morning activity...for example swimming, toddler dance class, playgroup, soft play and toddler arts & crafts. If he doesn't do something in the morning he normally won't go down for his nap very well so even on weekends we make sure to try and take him outside so he gets some fresh air! (That totally makes him sound like a pet dog...ha ha, sorry Eduardo.)

12/12:30pm Lunch time! Eduardo is not fussy at all and will eat most things I give him. Lately he's been loving carrots & parsnips with bulgur/rice/quinoa and some sort of meat like chicken, meatballs or fish. He has a drink of milk and if he's still hungry he gets an organic yoghurt.

1/1:30pm By this time Emilia is back from nursery so the children have a bit of playtime together (in other words - trash the sitting room!) before Eduardo goes down for his afternoon nap. 

2pm Eduardo still sleeps for about 2 hours in the afternoon which is a huge blessing as it allows me to get stuff done! Even with Emilia not napping anymore, she is really good and will usually do some sort of quiet activity while I work. For the meantime Eduardo sleeps in his cot - we did take the bars off a while ago but had to put them back on as he just wasn't ready to make the transition! Now that they're back he's been going to sleep really well again. He also HATES pillows! I tried putting Emilia's toddler pillow in his cot about a month ago but he despises it and refuses to go to sleep if it's in there!

4pm Eduardo wakes up from his nap and both kids have a snack. We normally have fruit or fruit salad with water to drink. 

5pm This is usually playtime aka trash the sitting room time...ha ha ha. Actually it's really nice that Emilia & Eduardo play together so well. They do lots of imaginary role-play or love to do puzzles/play with Duplo/Play-doh or draw/paint. 

6pm Dinner time! Again Eduardo is generally not a fussy eater so he will have whatever we're having as a family. Like I've always done I make sure we sit down to eat dinner together and although it can get stressful if the kids are acting up or don't like what's being served...I know it's a good family habit to have. (Or at least I tell myself that when food is being flung in different directions and I'm on the verge of a breakdown, ha ha.) Both Emilia & Eduardo get a cup of milk with their dinner and some sort of pudding/sweet treat afterwards.

6:30/7pm This is normally the time I allow the children to watch TV (on weekdays that is...at the weekend I'm way more chilled about it! But I figure during the week they should focus on other activities during the day if that makes sense.) So they will watch Doc McStuffins, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Sofia the First, Blaze and the Monster Machines or if Emilia allows it - Eduardo's all-time favourite that he now knows all the words to...FROZEN!

7:30pm This is bath-time. Eduardo takes a bath every evening with Emilia and we wash their hair twice a week. They LOVE taking their bath and I feel like it's a wonderful bonding experience for them. They always play together or make up silly games...it's really sweet to watch! After their bath they get their cream & pyjamas on...and we try to have them in bed by 8.

8pm Notice how I said "we try" to have them in bed by this time. Yeah, it doesn't always go according to plan! Jonathan will almost always get them incredibly hyper running around their rooms with them or more recently dragging them around on a "sled" (changing mat). So 8pm normally turns into about 8:30! Since I stopped breastfeeding at 12 months I started putting Emilia down and Jonathan does Eduardo. It wasn't even a conscious decision we made I think it just happened naturally as I really missed putting Emilia to bed and Jonathan wanted more bonding time with Eduardo! 

If we have had a fairly normal routine day, Eduardo will sleep through the night with no problems. On occasion Jonathan or I will have to go back up to put him to sleep again and over Christmas was a bit of a nightmare but that was when his cot bars were down. Now everything is back to normal and he is sleeping through till 7:30/8. Thankfully both Emilia & Eduardo have always been good sleepers! And that's his everyday routine. Obviously bear in mind like ALWAYS that these are loose time-frames and we are not robots who do absolutely everything according to a rigid schedule! But we do tend to stick with a general daily routine as I find it really helps with babies/toddlers and keeping them happy and content! I hope this post helped some of you guys out there and let me know if you have any questions! 


You can watch our full 18 Month Update which we filmed together here! 

27 comments

  1. I love these photos Anna, Eduardo is such a cutie pie! I cant believe he is almost 2! You have such beautiful children. I cant wait to have kids one day :) x

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  2. Hi,
    I love your blog! Emilio and Eduardo are so grown up now!
    I just started a new blog do you have any tips?
    Have a good day!,
    Chloe:)

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  3. Hey Anna how did you use to put them to sleep or rock, pat etc etc xx

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  4. Your such a great mum Anna xx
    Amelia and Eduardo I can't wait to see what they are like when they are a bit older ��

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  5. Hi Anna, I love your videos and you are such an insparation.... I think that we can see the kids' own little personalities in the vlogs more and more everyday! You and Jonathan are amazing parentsđź’• Its amazing to see how much the kids have grown and how much they will continue to grow! It would mean the world to me if you followed me on instagram or twitter =@looliexoxo Love you x Much love from Irelandđź’š

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  6. Hi Anna, I love your videos and you are such an insparation.... I think that we can see the kids' own little personalities in the vlogs more and more everyday! You and Jonathan are amazing parentsđź’• Its amazing to see how much the kids have grown and how much they will continue to grow! It would mean the world to me if you followed me on instagram or twitter =@looliexoxo Love you x Much love from Irelandđź’š

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  7. Hi Anna, I love your videos and you are such an insparation.... I think that we can see the kids' own little personalities in the vlogs more and more everyday! You and Jonathan are amazing parents�� Its amazing to see how much the kids have grown and how much they will continue to grow! It would mean the world to me if you followed me on instagram or twitter =@looliexoxo Love you x Much love from Ireland��

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  8. Pretty much the same routine I have with my Emilia she just turned 1 :) and I actually chose the name Emilia because I saw one of your videos whilst pregnant and loved the name and has no idea you were Internet famous hahaha

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  9. Dear Anna,
    Your videos make my life so much better and you are an amazing mother and wife to Jonathan :)

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  10. Aww bless! I can't believe how quickly he is growing up! Thank you Anna and all the Saccone Jolys for always bringing a smile to my face! And all the best to your lovely little family for 2016 xx

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  11. Yay Eduardo! He's grown up so quickly- I remember him being born! What a handsome young man. I love that you limit their tv time as so many parents don't entertain their own children these days, they just let the tv and internet do it! Can't wait to see him (and Emilia) continue to grow.

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  12. Both Eduardo and Emilia are so cute, and you and Jonathan are such good parents. Its just so funny to see how fast the kids have grown. I wish you luck in life and most importantly health and fun.

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  13. This is sooooo lovely Anna, I just love to watch your videos with Eduardo & Emilia!! Just too lovely ;)
    Have an amazing day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  14. He is so cute and I can't believe he is so big!!!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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  15. I'm nowhere near having a baby but I always love these kind of posts! These photos are beautiful :)
    Hope you've had an amazing day,
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I can honestly say when I have children I want them to be just like Emilia and Eduardo! They are so cute together and they make my heart melt! Also Anna you're an amazing mum don't ever listen to anyone who says any different!!!

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  17. aw so cute! my baby just turned 8 months i feel like time is flying! also love your jumper ;)

    XO,
    cheals
    www.chealseywaltonblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Emilia and Eduardo are the cutest! After watching that video, I immediately watched Emilia's 18 month update. So interesting to compare and see the similarities and differences! X

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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  19. Ah this post is cute! Eduardo looks so much like Emilia in this pictures. x

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  20. You sound like such a great mum! The photos of you two are so cute! Sophie xx

    http://stylestarsandsparkle.com/

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  21. ahhhhh Eduardo is so stinkin cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! and Anna you look so beautiful! I don't know you personally but I think you are a great mother and i can really tell how much you adore your babies! Love your videos as always!

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  22. Hi Anna, really nice blog. I have watched your video's through out December, and I love them. Before that I have reading your blog for almost a year. Eduardo looks so cute and grown up! Much love, Jane

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  23. I actually can't wait until I have kids <3.
    Your daily routine is good...I thnk sticking with routine always helps.

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  24. Cutest pictures EVER...hugs to you all! XOXO

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  25. Hi Anna!

    I am 24 weeks pregnant with baby no.2 & we are looking for a good travel system. I think you got the Cossatto 3 in 1 for Eduardo? Would you recommend that one or does it have a few issues? I've been looking at the Bugaboo too. Sally xxx

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