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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23-03-2014 20:12 #1
Best tips on newborn & 2year old
23-03-2014 20:18 #2
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.
23-03-2014 20:24 #3
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.
23-03-2014 20:25 #4
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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24-03-2014 07:01 #8
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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