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Breastfeeding newborn with toddler around....

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Tory79 Sun 02-Nov-14 14:25:12

Seriously, how??

All ds1(3) wants to do is poke and prod at ds2, I can't seem to distract him with toys, games, even cbeebies and the iPad only work briefly.

Ds2 is 5 weeks old and is generally only happy when attached to the boob, ds1 is basically running riot while I'm pinned to the sofa.

Any advice, or is it just a case of waiting....

SweetPeaPods Sun 02-Nov-14 14:26:50

I could have wrote your post! Ds1 is 17m and just wants up every time I attach ds2 to boob!! Thomas on DVD is helping but doesn't last long enough!!

hubbahubster Sun 02-Nov-14 18:22:14

Get out for some fresh air or a play date in the morning to wear out DC1, then home for lunch and a DVD in the afternoon. Seriously low standards when it comes to housework also help ;)

booksandwool Sun 02-Nov-14 18:25:55

Junk food. And see if you can find any slings you can feed in.

hubbahubster Sun 02-Nov-14 18:35:24

Oh, and homemade playdoh and some cookie cutters. Keeps my 3yo happy for ages.

Elllimam Sun 02-Nov-14 19:02:37

Try reading stories to DS1? Or I've been pretending we are sitting in a car and my toddler sits next to me and beeps an imaginary horn, puts the imaginary windows up and down, crashes etc. It sounds crazy but is surprisingly fun.

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