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    Default Mums with more than one child HELP ME!!

    Ok so mums with more than one child and a 7 months old baby... I need you!

    What is your general 'routine' for your 7 month old?

    My ds1 is in daycare 2 days per weeks I I need to find something that works for the baby as well.

    Any suggestions?

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    I don't have a 7mth old baby now but this was our day

    5.30-6am both would wake. Breakfast toddler and bf baby.
    7-8/8.30am big walk in pram (would do daycare drop off on daycare days or otherwise go to shops/park)
    8.30-9.30am baby napped whilst older child did craft activities and I cooked on home days.
    9.30-12 morning activities ie playgroup, library, playdates etc. Give both lunch there.
    12-3pm naps for all of us.
    3-4.30pm afternoon activity either park or playdate.
    4.30-5pm walk so baby can nap if needed. Used to pick up toddler on daycare days during this time.
    5.15-6pm dinner.
    6pm bath.
    6.30bed for baby possibly earlier if no late nap.
    7pm bed for toddler.

    I have 22mths between my two.


    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    My bub is 11.5 months now but I found long day care was so good because I would work the drop offs around the baby sleeping rather than the baby working around drop offs iykwim? Some days my dd1 wouldn't get to Kindy until 9am-9.30am because dd2 had a nap beforehand, but it didn't bother dd1. It wasn't long until I could drop her off then take bub home to sleep afterwards. Is yours a long day care with flexible times?

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    No it's 8:30 to 4:30 on tues and 8:30-3:30 on Wednesday

    We pay by the hour so I try to make the most of it.

    I just can't seem to get a general routine to stick as I'm so exhausted and if bub sleeps in till 7:30 then I do too (providing DH isn't off to work too early and ds1 stays in bed too)

    I've been sitting in room with bub for over an hour now trying to resettle him he slept 10 mins this morning and 30 mins this arvo. I'm so sick of ****ty day sleeps

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    I'm hearing ya! It took us ages to find the right routine for us!
    Esp when the baby cat naps! (Both mine did!).
    From memory (sorry, I blanked out this part if my life as it was a very hard time)....
    dd would wake from 7.30, ds whenever.
    i used to drop dd off at crèche by 9. Then go walk the shops with ds in the pram/carrier for an hour. He would have his morning nap from 9.30-10ish. I'd feed him while out (bring his bottle ect) then head home.
    I picked dd up at 4.30 from crèche. Ds would have a couple more naps by then so he was awake by pick up. Home and dinner for dd straight away.
    Bottle and night routine for them both from 5.30.
    Bed for both by 7pm. I tried to keep nights very very consistent. From the day ds came home I started the night routine and 7pm bedtime.

    days were scattered, dd isn't a routine kinda kid and ds is so it was hard.
    Eventually , as ds got older, they synced into the se routine. Meal times nap times ect became a lot easier.

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