baby due as first starts school

(13 Posts)
peggylou1 Sun 17-Aug-14 18:27:16

Any advice/ experience? If it's a big problem we might postpone ivf for a bit.

NickNacks Sun 17-Aug-14 18:31:03

No problem in my experience.

In fact dd was born on DS very first day, and aside from not getting back to pick him up, no issues. We all remember the date of his very first day and he had lovely news to go back to school and tell everyone.

1lov3comp5 Sun 17-Aug-14 18:33:47

DS was born in May and dd was finishing her first year of school so maybe not exactly what you mean but I found it great. I had to be out the door by 8.45 (DH couldn't take time off so did school run from baby being 4 days old) but then could relax and have plenty of one on one time with baby and felt well rested when dd came home.

Missmidden Sun 17-Aug-14 19:04:18

Just about to happen for me- DD2 will be 8 wks when DD1 starts school in 3 wks time. So far DD1 has been great with the new arrival but is also very excited about starting school. And I can't wait to have her occupied all day- the school holiday has seemed very long! But seriously, I don't expect her to have any more issues settling in because of DD2 than she might otherwise have.

Good luck with the IVF.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 17-Aug-14 19:05:41

Not straight away but dc2 is due two months before dd starts Pre School. Tbh I think she will love walking to school and back with her baby brother and being able to show him off.

ilovemonstersinc Sun 17-Aug-14 19:07:56

This baby (currently in labour/induced) will be 1month old when 1st starts school.
Hopefully all will go well.

2kidsintow Sun 17-Aug-14 19:12:55

My DD2 arrived on the 1st Oct, 4 weeks after DD1 had started nursery. It was enough time to see her settled in and then she got great attention at school for being a big sister (they made her a badge).

I have an amazing photo of DD1 holding DD2 in her first school photo (taken when DD2 was just 6 days old).

There was no problem, apart from a few practicalities about having to fit around a school run. I couldn't always sleep-when-baby-sleeps.
Otherwise it was good timing - it meant that I had time just with DD2 when DD1 was in school.

peggylou1 Sun 17-Aug-14 19:40:50

Best wishes ilovemonsterinc !

peggylou1 Sun 17-Aug-14 19:44:13

Thanks everyone for sharing. It sounds an great set up. Is it a good age gap in general? Do any of yours share a room? I'm thinking when baby sleeps through they might share a room.

cungryhatterpillar Sun 17-Aug-14 19:47:49

It happened with dc3 born just after dc1 statted school. Worked out fine and we took dc3 into school to show the reception children and dc1 was v proud. We had all three in a room for a while but ds1 needed his own room aged 7 and then ds2 needed his own room when he turned 6 so it didn't work for very long.

1lov3comp5 Sun 17-Aug-14 19:57:17

I think like every age gap there's pros and cons - dd could easily understand if I couldn't do something if the baby was feeding and was great at helping but going back to sleepiness nights after so long was a killer! . they won't share a room as they are boy\girl but even if DS was a girl I don't kno if I'd have them share a room (unless space was an issue) as they'd be at such diff stages but that's just me personally.

zummurzet Sun 17-Aug-14 19:57:31

DS2 was born 3 weeks before DS1 started at Nursery school (part of a Primary school, and full time as he started at Easter, a term before going into Reception so it felt like starting school).
It was fine. He knew that I spent a lot of the day napping with DS2, and wasn't missing anything, as we made a big thing of how boring it was at home. DH and I made an extra effort to give him lots of individual attention at home, which was easier as I'd caught up on sleep during the day, and DS2 often napped between 4 and 6 so it worked out well. Good luck!

peggylou1 Sun 17-Aug-14 20:17:19

Thanks! I'm in "assuming it works" mode tonight (tomorrow I'll be in the other camp and writing lists of good things about being a threesome).

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