Stay-at-home Mom Routine with a Toddler (simple and easy to follow)

What do stay-at-home moms do with toddlers all day? Find a simple and easy daily stay-at-home mom routine with a toddler.

Stay at home mom routine with a toddler

A toddler is a child between 2-5 years. At this age, some toddlers might have started to go to school and others are still at home.

Before you start going through the below daily routine for a toddler, note that not all toddlers are the same and families have different schedules. The below toddler routine might differ from yours.

Most toddler routines include:

  • Wake times
  • Playtimes
  • Mealtimes
  • Snack times
  • Nap times
  • Bedtimes

Find a simple daily stay-at-home mom routine with a toddler.

7:30 am 

I am a morning person, so I wake before my children and start my morning routine. Most days I wake up at 5:30 am to pray, read the Bible, shower, get dressed, and prepare breakfast.

If you are not a morning person and you work late at night, you can wake up at the same time as your toddler.

Wake the toddler up and start the morning routine, including getting dressed and making the bed.

If your toddler is a morning person, have a morning rule for him. In my case, they remain in bed until 7:30 am (we have a toddler alarm clock that we set). At this time, the toddler plays quietly in her room.

7:45 am 

Breakfast and brushing the teeth 

8:00 am 

If your toddler is not a school-going child at this time, you can read, craft, and play. Also, school-going time. At this time, I do laundry and clean the morning dishes. Sometimes I engage in activities like coloring using coloring books.

9:00 am 

Snack time for your toddler.

You can make toddler snacks at home using simple recipes or buy them from Amazon.

9:30 am

independent playtime or go out. Train your toddler to play alone for an hour each day.

Learn simple tips on how do you get your toddler to play independently.

If the weather is good, you can go for a 1-hour walk.

12:00 pm 

Back from out and have lunch.

1:00 pm 

Nap time

3:00 pm 

Nap ends-during naptime I work on my blog.

3:15 pm 

Snacking and screen time: If not screen time,, they play outside with neighbor children.

At this time I update my social media account for 1 hour.

Then afterward prepare dinner

5:45 pm 

Dinner time

6:30 pm 

Bath time

7:15 pm 

Get ready for bed

7:30 pm 

The bedtime routine includes reading books, brushing teeth, snuggles, and hugs. At this time, I also do my evening routine.

8:00 pm 


The above routine might change in case your toddler wake to get to daycare. In such a case the toddler is supposed to sleep early between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and wake up between 6:00 am -7:00 am.

Those who stay at home can get to bed at 8:00 pm and wake up between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.

Every family has a different schedule, so find out what works best for your family.

If you want your toddler to remember their routine, you can purchase a routine card and hang it in the appropriate room.

For instance, hang morning and bedtime routine cards in the bedroom, mealtime routine cards may be in the dining room; bath routine cards in the bathroom.

You can also decide to set an alarm to remind them.

Best toddler alarm clocks

toddler alarm clock

Practice the routine every day until your toddler gets used to it. What stay-at-home mom routine with a toddler works best for your family? Share it with us in the comment section below.


Lucy is a full-time stay-at-home mom of two. I enjoy writing about parenting and all the tips, tricks, and hacks that come with it. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 10 years now. I love being able to work from home and spend time with my children. My favorite thing to do is help other moms be successful in their parenting journey.

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