A Day in the Life with a Pampers Baby

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a toddler really looks like? I've always wanted to live the worry-free life of a baby. Haven't we all?

To me, there is nothing better than eating, playing and sleeping whenever I want.  However, I'm still lucky to spend every day with my baby Yuan. I love waking up with his hugs and kisses, knowing that I get to spend another day seeing him grow and learn new tricks. For some, it may sound boring to spend all day at home with a very active toddler. Yes, it can be tiring and sometimes I'm exhausted, but it's a blessing to work at home while I try to make every day the best day for my baby.

So what does a day in the life of a 2-year-old look like? Here’s a glimpse.

7:30 A.M. 
Baby's up! I mean, we’re up. Yawn. First thing in the morning, my sweet little Yuan hugs and kisses me in the forehead to wake me up. I hadn’t even had a sip of coffee, but it was already a perfect day.  Sobrang sweet nya. Seriously, it’s the most beautiful way to start the day.

7:45 A.M. 
Nappy Changing. Gone are the days I would wake up in the middle of the night with a cranky  baby because of a super wet diaper.  Now, he wakes up happy because he gets the sleep that he needs with no leaks. Thanks to the new Pampers Baby Dry diaper for keeping my baby dry all night long. The new Pampers Baby Dry are now enhanced with Extra Absorbent Channels to lock wetness away from baby’s skin.  It does not only provide up to 12 hours of overnight dryness but they're thinner and allow him to sleep longer instead of waking up to leaks and having wet pajamas. 

8:00 A.M. 
Eat breakfast. Yuan happily gobbles up his breakfast, while he does several things like singing, yelling, humming (and sometimes crying) to warm up his vocal chords. Loud sounds and messes always happen, and I’m cool with that reality, but I always try my best to keep it to a minimum.

9:00 A.M. 
After eating breakfast, I let him play with his toys while I work out for half an hour. Also, I've embraced working out with my little Yuan and he sees that Mommy is a strong woman, just like Wonderwoman! I do resistance flexibility, a low-impact strength-training program that involves my 2-year-old baby who weighs 34 pounds. It’s important for him to use a diaper not only with a good fit, but also with stretchy pads so he can move around easily – or else he could never tackle me like a pro! The new Pampers Baby Dry truly helps in keeping my baby Yuan active and go galaw.

10:30 A.M. 
At nap time, my little sumo wrestler turns into a clingy little baby who needs a hug. Part of my organizing is happening while he takes a morning nap. Woohoo! I think about the rest of my day —write a few articles, prep lunch, do the laundry— and when weekend  is finally going to come. And yes, I’m always thinking about staycation or a month-long vacation, too. I also have to squeeze in some ME time, like using the bathroom alone, answering emails and watching Netflix. Fastest 30 minutes ever.

11:00 A.M. 
Yuan wakes up just when I'm about to start enjoying my ME time. This happens. Every. Single. Day. That moment he starts to cry, whines over something and can't decide whether he wants a hug or milk. Sigh. If only I could read the mind of a toddler!

 12:00 P.M.
Lunch time. Mindlessly eat while feeding the Boss. Yep, he eats and drinks milk like a boss.

12:30 P.M. 
It’s time for Yuan's after-lunch snooze while I get some work done. I also get the chance to brush my hair which seems like a luxury these days.

1:00 P.M. 
Play time at the park. Like most toddlers, Yuan loves the feeling of being free and running around. Sometimes, I let him watch YouTube videos but I limit his screen time to no more than half an hour a day, and choose age-appropriate videos. To me, it's more important to keep my toddler active so he can do new things and explore new places. If your child is high-spirited like my little Yuan, a plenty of unstructured time, preferably outdoors, is needed to let off steam.

Jealous that my afternoon is spent sitting pretty at the park while watching my toddler play? It doesn’t. I’m on a run-walk-and-follow-my-baby-like-a-bodyguard duty, which is part of my mandatory daily supervision duties. I stand there, looking pretty in my yoga pants, ensuring my baby's safe and don’t get hurt as he runs around the park.

3:00 P.M
The play date usually takes longer than expected so I always bring snacks and toys that encourage Yuan to be active. We do simple things like play catch with a ball, peek-a-boo and hide and seek. He also likes dancing to the Pampers GO Galaw jingle. I was very pleased to see that the new Pampers Baby Dry gives him the freedom to do whatever he wants with ease. Dancing is super fun without a lawlaw diaper. I could easily slip them over my 2-year-old, showing that they have great elasticity and seem to be very comfortable.

4:00 P.M 
Yuan is tired  and after a series of waves and shouts of goodbye, we head home so he can freshen up with a quick bath. Followed by a short nap while I lay in bed wondering what to cook for dinner, or maybe just how to survive and how to keep all my kids alive.

6:00 P.M 
Eat dinner. Our table (and Yuan) is quite a messy sight, and I can’t help but laugh about it.

8:00 P.M 
Yuan is bathed, dressed and ready for bed. Now, it is time for me to silently crawl to bed and fake sleep to help my toddler sleep.

8:30 P.M. 
Lights out.

Just kidding. Still up until I’m done with all my unfinished business. Looking forward to newfound energy and mentally preparing for another battle tomorrow.

Yes, my little Yuan has always been a bit of a mischief master, you can tell after talking to him or even by taking a glance. I know it can be really challenging and mind-boggling (whatever that means) to be the unsung hero or tortured victim of the “terrible twos” but their traits are what makes them oh so lovable.

Taking care of my kids has become my entire life, 24/7. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really love spending an action-packed day with my kids plus a few hours of me time and work stuff, knowing that in like 20 years, these are the days I’ll look back on. For now, I choose to take each day as it comes, YUAN day at a time.

What does your day with your babies or kids look like? Let me know in the comments.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Pampers PH, however, all opinions are solely my own and work with companies we genuinely love and have used prior to being contacted.

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