Oliver’s new morning setup. He used to wake up at 6, take a bottle and a diaper change, then conk back out for 45-75 minutes, which gave us a chance to get ready.
When he hit 18 months, his pediatrician told us “no more bottles.” [Bad for his teeth]
The first few days he wigged out at 6 when we changed him without a bottle, but the bigger problem was how we were gonna get ready for work, especially on a day when we weren’t both home for the morning routine?
Dora to the rescue: we now bring Oliver into our bedroom, and set him up with some Life cereal and a sippy cup in a Pack N’ Play, facing a TV playing Dora. Oliver took two days to adjust, and now he LOVES it.
The only drawback is we now get “I’m the map… I’m the map… I’m the map” stuck in our heads on the way to work.