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    Default Tips for a 12mth gap between kids..

    Especially things I should be doing now with my 18wk DS to make my life easier when bub #2 arrives?

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    The thing that helped me the most (have a 13.5 month gap), was to introduce foods (and a "snack" box) that he could manage on his own. That way if I was caught up breast feeding over a mealtime he was sorted and happily munching away. I could pre prepare and eating out of a container wasn't foreign to him. I also would encourage him to play independently for small bursts of time, just in case bubs was being cranky/sooky etc. Thats about all I remember (feels like a million years ago lol!)

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    Great tip thanks!

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    subbing. i have a 22mth gap and still havent worked it out

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    I have an 18mth gap, so not much difference to yours. It's only been 2 weeks for me though, so very new! But here's what I'm doing so far and also tips others gave me:-

    - make sure DS1 has a snack/water ready to go before I start b/f
    - I've set up a few small toy boxes that only come out when I'm b/f, to keep him excited. This works well so far.
    - get as much prepared once DS1 has gone to bed, for the next day. Eg I fill his milk sippy cup for when he wakes, take food out for lunch/dinner etc
    - purchased a small doll he could get used to and also simulate you once bub arrives. DS1 mimics me b/f, very cute!
    - start reading a 'new baby' book to get DS1 familiar and understanding 'baby'
    - have snack foods like fruit cut up ready to go in the fridge, for both of you
    - buy/make plenty of snacks for yourself that are easy to eat one handed
    - dinners will need to be one-handed too
    - don't try and make any major changes to DS1 at same time as bub arriving


    As I go along this new journey myself I'll come back and update for you


 

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