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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't mean to be a party pooper but 2 under 2.... F @rk that will be bloody hard. You will have things like toilet training, big beds and tantrums to deal with at the same time as having a newborn. My boys are just over 2 years apart and it's been hard. It's taken me 6 months to get on top of things after bub. I think those who say it's a breeze are special mums and in the minority.

    I hope your bub is easy.

    My advice: get in a routine early on but don't stress if things aren't perfect. Oh and keep your toddler in daycare at least 2 days per week, more at the start while bub is a newborn!
    I have two under 2 and have waited for toilet training and moving to a big bed for DS1. Bub is 6 months and toddler is 2.5 now and I'm just about to start toilet training (he hasn't been ready before now anyway).

    I do agree with keeping toddler in daycare. This has been a savior for me.

    OP there are hard times but the joy outweighs it all. I found pregnancy more exhausting than sleep deprivation with two kids.

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    I agree with a couple of previous posts...
    Saving grace in our house is nap time. Baby goes to sleep, DS and I have lunch quickly then I put him to bed and crawl into my bed and fall asleep. On a bad day I will get 20 mins, on a good day 2.5 hours! Even bad days are enough to recharge a bit!

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    I mean - you know how the newborn stage is like a dream - I can hardly remember it any time - with any of the babies. And I *know* that I had a hugely tough time after the twins came with a 3 year old and a really tough time with 21month old twins and a baby....but for some reason when I look back, it is with rose coloured glasses. That is all I meant - I think all parents do it. We forget what functioning on no sleep is like, We forget the strong willed toddler with the baby/babies who wants to feed every 3 hours 24hours a day It is human nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Babies are great! It's toddlers that can suck at times!

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    Wow! Thanks guys. Well I have detested working and looking after a toddler at the same time, just hate having my brain in 2 different modes not to mention the physical work. DS is getting fairly good at amusing himself and I've got the babywearing products ready to go, as well as 2 cots and no plans to toilet train. And a double pram. & day care 1 day a week while I'm still getting paid leave. So I think it will be easier than my current situation - until the newbie becomes a toddler. Then it will be far worse.

    Haha!

    I'm glad I'm this organised, bc our family doesn't live close and can't pitch in.

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    I love the 16 to 24 month age gap. They grow up so close and I found it fairly easy but I did have older kids too.
    If things had have gone how I had hoped all my 6 would have that age gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    I love the 16 to 24 month age gap. They grow up so close and I found it fairly easy but I did have older kids too.
    If things had have gone how I had hoped all my 6 would have that age gap.
    The close bond is the amazing part, I absolutely love how close my DS1 and DS2 are, they are best buds.

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    My 2 first girls where 13.5 months apart, it was a challenge in the first 12 months, but after that they had a playmate at all times, and now they are 9 & 8 they have a real closeness, along with the usual sorting of normal sibling issues.


 

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