I’m 38 + 4 weeks pregnant and feeling awful. Hot and cold, feel sick and haven’t slept all night. On my own with 2 year old all day- please tell me a whole day on the iPad while I lie on the sofa isn’t the end of the whole and I won’t kill off his brain cells?
It’s fine, do what you need to do! Does he usually nap though? If so he might not be tired enough later if he’s just sat on the sofa so maybe try to get him doing something else for an hour or so later - maybe even just dancing to music? All the best - being ill, heavily pregnant with a toddler is shit
I think because of your circumstances and if it’s not something you would do very often, then it’s absolutely fine. I would personally explain to the little one that they are only allowed to do it as a special occasion for today as mummy is feeling poorly. Hope you feel better soon.
I’d do it - you need the break. We do it occasionally for our 2yr old on long drives or if we’re desperate to distract her (I’ve a 2yr old and a 1yr old and am pregnant also so I get you!) it’ll be fine as a once off here and there, truly.
Of course it’s fine!! When I was pregnant with hyperemesis, my eldest regularly had to have days which broke all our rules! At this point it’s about making it through the day. You’ll likely have days like this when little one first arrives too. It’s just a phase. We’re now three months in and have re-established normal expectations! (Usually!!). Don’t sweat the small stuff and look after yourself....hope you feel better soon and little one arrived soon. Congratulations!!
Of course it is. Parenting is not set in stone. We do our best and that all we can do and you having a rest is important for you if you are not feeling well. May I also suggest you get a midwife to check you over. Best wishes
Do what you need to! I'm only ten weeks and have been so sick I've been glued to the sofa when not at work. My two year old has had iPad, new toys and I've ordered a tuff tray with new little diggers on Amazon prime! You can fill them with all sorts! 👍🏼 Also he likes to do 'running' which is me saying ready steady go and he runs loops round downstairs?! Can be done from lying down! 😁 good luck. You're doing great! The final stretch!
Of course, it's okay for a day when you are feeling sick! Load the iPad with interactive apps, so he's not just watching videos. Or, set up "interactive" videos like Sesame Street and that awful Dora the Explorer and encourage him to respond when the characters address the audience. Hope you feel better soon - and baby number 2 arrives promptly. x
No, not the whole day. Get outside for an hour, you'll both feel better for it. If you're not up to the park just go to the library or the supermarket. Or Sainsbury's cafe. Then come home, rest for an hour or two with the tv or iPad. Then play. Soon there will be a newborn. You'll have more excuses to overuse the iPad. Don't go down that road. And he need quality time with you before the baby arrives.