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    Default How to manage three kids at daycare drop off?

    So im sure people do it with more than three but I'm quietly freaking out! I struggle now with ds1 who is four and ds2 who is 18 months. I have to hold ds2s hand but ds1 wants to hold on as well. Then there are bags etc.. dd1 will be here end of August.. do I buy a capsule? Cocoon? My gf says she leaves her third. (Newborn) in the car while she drops the older two off!! Help! What do others do?

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    Get a capsule or ergo carrier and pop bub in that. If DS1 wants to hold on he can hold on to capsule to 'protect' the baby??

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    Don't leave the bub in the car!
    Get a capsule, so worth it especially when you already have other children! Or buy an ergo carrier. And be prepared that all things will take longer to complete so allow extra time to avoid becoming stressed out. I had to do kindy drop with my 4.5 year old, 13 month old and newborn- I know the struggle!

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    Definitely get a capsule and if possible a pram that it attaches to. It will be your life saver.

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    At my nieces daycare, you can ring the door bell and they'll come out and collect the kids so if you can park close enough to the door, you might not have to get bub out of the car.

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    Your 4yo won't be able to hold your hand. Simples.

    If it's truly that concerning, get a sling for the newborn so then you have 2 hands free.

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    1. Keys in pocket, Ergo or similar for newborn on your front, who you get out of the car first.
    2. Younger child's bag on your back.
    3.Get the four year old to carry his own bag. He is big enough and will be at school and have to do it soon anyway, this is good practice. If the bag's too big or heavy then there's stuff in there he doesn't need, trust me.
    4. Hold hands with the two older kids as you walk in.

    Don't leave anyone in the car - you wouldn't do it running into the shops or bank, why would you do it at daycare?

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    Capsule for bub.
    4yr old carries own bag, you carry toddlers bag.

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    Capsule or carrier/wrap with a stretchy wrap you can put it on at home and drive with it in then just pop bub in when you get there. But capsule would be handy too!


 

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