I promise you that it does get a lot easier. Those days to me are such a blur! It was even harder because DS refused to take naps unless he was right next to me. I remember holding DD on my chest and patting her bum so she'd sleep/keep quiet until DS woke up. The good thing about that is that it got them on the same nap routine.
A carrier really helped in those days as well. Just do anything to get through the days. There will be days where your toddler will watch TV all day because you'll struggle to leave the house, and that's okay!
Pop your baby in the carrier/pram and take them both for a walk around the block, take them to the park for an hour or two. Like I said, the first few months are about survival so do what you have to do.
I used to ask my mum to take DS once a week/fortnight. That really helped me because it gave me a chance to feed DD and sleep when she slept. If you have anybody to give you a hand, don't be afraid to ask them.
You've got this mama!
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27-07-2015 14:51 #11
27-07-2015 15:21 #12
Those of you that have a carrier - what do you recommend? I currently have a stretchy type wrap but want to get something more structured - like an ergo or something.[/QUOTE]
I've got a ringsling which I find great for the house as it's so quick and easy to put on and keeps baby upright but as it's over one shoulder I find it strains my back after a while. I've just started using my ergo when out and about and although I don't find any baby wearing comfortable (have bad lower back) it's the only option at the moment as my 5 week old will not let me put him down at all when awake as he's been very colicky. I'm praying things will improve in a few weeks as I do find it hard when he's screaming the place down and my toddler is getting upset because of the crying. I just fee very torn at the moment, i feel guilty I can't play and give full attention to toddler but also guilty that the new baby is not getting the quality time either. I guess that's just life!!
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27-07-2015 15:22 #13
27-07-2015 15:34 #14
I've got a Manduca which Dd loves. Still getting the hang of putting it on by myself.
I think its really important I don't get too far ahead of myself. One day at a time!
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28-07-2015 11:27 #15Member
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I am new to this but i am in exactly the same boat. I have a 3.5 year old and a 3 week old. My DH goes back to work next week so I will be solo from then on. I have a baby bjorn carrier and hubby and I are using this week to trial what things will be like when he is back at work.
Hang in there
28-07-2015 12:55 #16
I'm with you all. 2.5 year old and 9 week old. So far hardest 9 weeks of my life! Toddler is good, my newborn is a nutcase
28-07-2015 13:00 #17
By nutcase I mean colicy and no routine no matter how hard I try and wakes a lot at night and doesn't go back to sleep aggghhhhh
28-07-2015 13:25 #18
Yep 2.5yo and almost 5 week old here. Seems like I got the crazy, colicky
28-07-2015 13:41 #19
28-07-2015 13:45 #20
Anyone have any tips for the colic?! So far I've tried infants friend, block feeding, expressing before every feed to try and reduce foremilk, spacing out feeds a bit to encourage baby to feed for longer and avoid filling up on foremilk and dairy free trial which is killing me!! A new mum needs chocolate and cake (not the dairy free versions!) I seem to be counting down the weeks and hoping it will start to improve at 12 weeks.
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