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Entertainment ideas for a two year old when you're bf new baby...... come and post your ideas here.....

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HeinzSight Mon 07-Sep-09 14:10:35


Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 14:12:27

Cbeebies grin

hambo Mon 07-Sep-09 14:16:24

I m with boober. All previous issues about the evils of tv disappear!!

As you will be attached to baby, any previous innoculous activities turn into disasters. Glue on chairs, cutting own hair, crayons on walls, flooding kitchen/bathroom as you abandon new child to save house from burning down.............

OmicronPersei8 Mon 07-Sep-09 14:18:12

cbeebies here too. It's when you get to the third repeat of the day that you realise you may have gone too far... grin

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 14:22:49

My ds was already well used to being abandoned before dd came along, so amuses himself quite well. I found books and puzzles a good thing, also helping him build a train track and then retiring to sofa with dd for minimum effort required on my part!

Also, CBeebies and sundry DVD's!

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 14:51:03

just getting on this thread

crokky Mon 07-Sep-09 14:57:08

Massive train track over lounge floor. Lots of trains and trucks. Sit 2yo in middle.

cbeebies, Thomas DVDs, a snack, new toys blush

weddingcake Mon 07-Sep-09 15:53:11

Singing - sleeping bunnies and dingle dangle scarecrow over and over and over again in this house ...and cbeebies.

Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 16:23:16

Of course, thankfully hmm I was still feeding my two year old when my new baby was born, so I mainly 'entertained' him by tandem feeding. Otherwise I was fending off countless requests for 'milkies'....

Whilst watching Cbeebies wink

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 16:25:18

Boober! Are you me?! I'm tandem nursing now (though have restricted ds to sleepytimes only) and we call it milkies too.

And we watch Far Too Much CBeebies. And also The Incredibles. Over, and over, and over, and over.....

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 16:52:59

Boober and UD - did you up the feeds for the toddler when feeding the newborn? I'm wavering, can't decide whether to do short term pain for long term gain!

Dophus Mon 07-Sep-09 16:54:43

CBeebies gets my vote too

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 16:59:31

SPB - i force weaned ds when I was pg, as it was too painful. When dd was born and he saw her nursing, he asked to try again, and I let him because I was fairly sure he wouldn't have his latch. Doh! He nursed more for a while, when I was too knackered to limit it and deal with the tantrums, but limited it to sleepytime (before bed and nap, and first thing in the morning, and sometimes after nap if we don't have to be anywhere) when dd was about 8 weeks old.

He loves nursing with dd, and will often ask to nurse together, and I allow it for as long as possible as I'm told it can help strengthen the sibling relationship. I get very touched out very quickly with him though, and can only nurse him for 10 minutes or so at a time, which is much less than he would like!

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 17:02:44

Thanks. I have got DS down to morning and bedtime and the very odd occasion through the night. Love the thought of something to entertain him during the day that isn't Beebies! but not sure if I want to take a step back - I think it'll be very hard to get to here again. Maybe I just need to see how it goes rather than making plans. TBH I'll probably be half asleep on the sofa with the baby and he'll latch himself on!

Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 17:09:22

TAFKA - it's great to meet someone else who is tandem feeding - even if it's 'virtually'.

LadyStealth - My toddler def fed a LOT more once there was lots of milk after a fairly dry pregnancy. I do think that it depends on the baby though. DS1, now 3, is a milkies monster - always has been. DS2 is 10 mo now and is already wanting less feeds than DS1. (I do make sure he has more though!)

llareggub Mon 07-Sep-09 17:09:55

I tandem fed for a while but DS self-weaned about 2 months ago. Now I entertain him with cbeebies, stories and the newly discovered Peppa Pig. We bought a few DVDs for special (read desperate) treats.

Bribery with chocolate has become common.

llareggub Mon 07-Sep-09 17:10:42

Oh, and DS1 did up his feeds considerably when DS2 was born.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Mon 07-Sep-09 17:12:33

Ah yes, bribery with chocolate.

"Ds, can we say bye-bye milkies now? Please? Darling, it's time to say bye-bye milkies now. Ok, I'm going to count....5, 4, 3, 2, 1....hey how about some MAGIC STARS? YAY?!?"

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 17:19:28

oh dear...this is not filling me with confidence

Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 17:34:32

LadyStealth - are you trying to decide whether to wean you toddler now or later?

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 17:35:30

No, just trying to decide whether to feed him all the time (as he's bound to ask when he sees the baby doing it) or stick firmly to my morning and night routine.

Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 17:40:08

Tis difficult - I do think that DS1 would be weaned now if he did not see his brother feeding...

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 17:42:09

Think I'm just going to have to see what happens at the time. PLanning to use a sling this time so he might not even notice hmm
I do want to feed them both at the same time though, for the loveliness of it! That'll probably be the bedtime feed

Boober Mon 07-Sep-09 17:44:26

It is - my boys hold hands and grin at each other now.

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 17:45:22

ahhh that's lovely

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