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Two under two: how are you finding it?

(12 Posts)
Littleraysofsunshine Tue 25-Sep-12 11:32:27

I have 23m dd1 & 17wk dd

bluefootedpenguin Tue 25-Sep-12 20:58:41

Mine are no longer under 2, now 3 and 2. Just wanted to say the first year was bloody hard, but steadily improved to being really good now. How is it going with yours?

Kiwiinkits Thu 27-Sep-12 03:38:54

Mine are just-turned 2 and 6 months old.

I found it essential to have help with housework and taking the older one out for the first 6 weeks but have been coping well after that. Having paid help for that period was WORTH EVERY PENNY (no grandparents nearby).

We aim to have mornings out every day otherwise I'd go mental. My holy grail is when they both sleep at the same time: 6 month old finally getting into the routine of a longish (1.5 hour) lunchtime nap with her big sister.

Cooking has almost come to a complete stop - can't be arsed cooking tea at the end of the day.

Kiwiinkits Thu 27-Sep-12 03:39:52

Littleray, I remember you, your DH is away overseas eh? And you were finding it really grim? How's things?

moreyear Thu 27-Sep-12 04:00:13

21 months and 12 weeks - I find it very, very busy.

minesapintofwine Thu 27-Sep-12 12:48:06

I don't know if this counts (I think it does!) as I have twins aged 8mo so 2 under 2. It's a constant juggle and dividing your time and attention and always feeling guilty that you're leaving one out and having eyes in the back of your head and feeling tired etc...we do a lot of things together! and they eat, sleep, bath and play at the same time. That way they sleep at the same time and mum gets time to herself!

Tigerlily13 Thu 27-Sep-12 12:53:48

Don't have 2 yet but am 15 weeks pregnant and my little boy will be 18 months when his new sibling arrives. Any tips on coping with 2 unders 2s would be much appreciated! Just hope the next one is as good a baby as our first!

Notgrownupinmyhead Thu 27-Sep-12 12:57:04

Ive got an 11mo and an 11day old would that count?? Night time is not good as the elder still wakes up and the baby isnt always asleep when its time to get the older baby to sleep. So far its not been too bad in the day as they nap at the same time so I catch up on my sleep then.

Then theres ds1 who is 4 going on 14

Littleraysofsunshine Sun 07-Oct-12 10:49:41

Tigerlilly, I've found that playgroups have been fab. And messy play for dc1 at home. And learning to not stress about housework smile

forevergreek Sun 07-Oct-12 17:28:37

Best tip- both children keep naps as long as possible. At first you can use this time to nap/ feed baby/ get baby to sleep.
Now they are 1 and 2 I use nap time to cook for the eve as by the time it gets to 5/6 they are often tired and wingy, and I can't be bothered by then. They sleep two hours, so I usually spend 30 mins sorting food, throwing washing in machine. Then spend the rest of the time relaxing smile

Littleraysofsunshine Mon 08-Oct-12 06:51:44

Forever Greek, what time do yours nap and go to bed?

forevergreek Mon 08-Oct-12 07:12:03

Bed 7pm- 7/8am

Nap 1pm-3

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