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    Hi I'm just after some advise/tips on bringing home newborn & having a toddler as well. What helped keeping older sibling entertained whilst breast feeding, bathing, changing ect
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    Just involving them like can you please help mummy get the nappy or the cream or the wipes. I bathe my 2 together DD loves to help me with that haha also reading books to them while feeding or singing nursery rhymes works a treat.

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    Before you sit down to feed the new baby, make sure you have a drink, snack and some toys for your toddler handy.
    Expect some jealousy...I have a 16 month gap between my boys and sometimes my eldest (he's 2 and a bit) still gets jealous of his little brother getting attention. He's definitely getting better though.
    Make sure you still get to spend some 1 on 1 time with your toddler when baby is sleeping (or if someone else is holding them).
    Get them a doll of their own so they can look after their baby while you are looking after yours.

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    In the early days I would bathe my youngest after I had put the oldest to bed, but once he was able to sit up I started bathing them together. They love it. Laugh and giggle at each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    Before you sit down to feed the new baby, make sure you have a drink, snack and some toys for your toddler handy.
    Expect some jealousy...I have a 16 month gap between my boys and sometimes my eldest (he's 2 and a bit) still gets jealous of his little brother getting attention. He's definitely getting better though.
    Make sure you still get to spend some 1 on 1 time with your toddler when baby is sleeping (or if someone else is holding them).
    Get them a doll of their own so they can look after their baby while you are looking after yours.
    My DD has a doll she loves to copy me with lol

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    Have you got a baby carrier/wrap/sling? Very useful to be able to put bub in that so you have your hands free to do things with your toddler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    In the early days I would bathe my youngest after I had put the oldest to bed, but once he was able to sit up I started bathing them together. They love it. Laugh and giggle at each other.
    What happens if you're on your own at night, how do you get both safely out of the bath?


 

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