My 14 months old little one is sleeping quite late (around 10pm to 11pm). I would like him to be in bed by 9pm. The thing is that I can only pick him from infant care and reach home at around 7pm. By the time I finish preparing his meal (example: porridge) it's around close to 8pm. Feeding him will take a while. After that he will play for some time and take his last milk feed. Seems like it's impossible to meet the 9pm schedule. For the working mums, do you all prepare your little ones' dinner daily after returning home from work? I'm wondering how to let my little one sleep earlier.

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Try preparing his dinners ahead of time. For example, you could use the weekend to prepare five dinners and store them in the freezer. This way you can simply heat them up when you get home. Some food you can cook ahead and freeze and would still taste good. You might find some dinner inspiration here: http://www.yummytoddlerfood.com/blog/2015/4/25/25-make-ahead-toddler-dinners

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5y ago

Thanks for the dinner inspirations! It helps to save time.

What time does yr baby wake up in the morning? My girl is 11months old and she also sleep around 10-11pm and wake up at 8 or sometimes 9am.

5y ago

He wakes up around 9am. I'll prefer him to sleep earlier.

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If you are open to reheat pre-prepared food, that would actually save a lot of time too

5y ago

Think I'll try to prepare the food in advance. Thanks!