21 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read
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You changed the diaper, fed the kids and asked your toddler to go the potty, wrestled to put his underwear on, hurried to put his shoes on, looked everywhere for your sunglasses, put your own shoes on and finally after about an hour of putting everything together, you were finally ready to leave. Leaving the house on time with toddlers can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a plan in place. This is where we come into the picture to help you sort out this problem.
Setting a morning routine is important if you want to leave the house on time with toddlers around. It sets you up for success and it doesn’t matter what time of day you’re planning on going out, it will make a big impact on you leaving on time.
Things can go wrong but you can add time into your routine to make room for any unforeseen circumstances. If you don’t set up a morning routine, things will get stressful.
For leaving the house on time with toddlers, the one thing that works wonders is putting them on a routine. Each day you will know the time when everyone will be rested and fed and when you can get some help during errands.
Save time from running around the house trying to put together everything you needed for the diaper bag while getting ready as well. It isn’t organised or functional in any way. Once your little one is asleep each night, spend some time getting the diaper bag organised for the next day.
Usually, once you take your shoes off, you can put your bag down right when coming in through the door. Make sure you also add all your child’s essentials such as Bamboo Water Wipes, Sunscreen, and Lip Balm. This eliminates any risk of running around the house each morning trying to find everyone’s things. This way, the shoes and the bag are right there at the door ready to go in the morning.
Life gets better with lists, especially with a child around. If you’re heading somewhere in the morning, make a list the night before of the things that need to be ready before you leave.
You can even break it down and get help from family members for different items.
It will be less likely that you will forget something important. So if you are struggling to leave the house on time with toddlers around, try out these tips to stay organised and punctual.
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