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Please tell me it gets better!

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Rosedust Sat 31-Jan-15 18:20:56

So DS2 is three weeks old and DS1 is 3.6. Over the last week, DS1 behaviour has got more and more challenging - and he is having lots of wee accidents after being potty trained for a good few months.

I know this is due to the arrival of DS2...but it's not making it easier to deal with!

Hoping to hear that others have found this phase a short one... fingers crossed!

We've got a reward chart that works most of the time, but it's still so draining!

CoupdeFoudre Sat 31-Jan-15 18:21:50

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Rosedust Sat 31-Jan-15 18:24:15

Gin would be good...but am breastfeeding on demand in no particular pattern at the moment sad Maybe I could trick my brain with alcohol free wine instead smile

CoupdeFoudre Sat 31-Jan-15 20:56:13

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Katekoom Sun 01-Feb-15 07:26:43

I only have the 3week old to contend with and thats enough hard work on its own.
The reward chart seems a good idea. Only other things that occur are making sure visitors fuss ds1 and sometimes, if say ds1 needs a drink but baby is crying then leave baby and say 'oh dear, silly baby' and carry on helping ds1.
These may be entirely crap ideas.
Good luck!

hellsbells99 Sun 01-Feb-15 07:30:28

But then they become teenagers and start going to parties etc.....and then the 'fun' really begins.......good luck! wink

Rinkydinkypink Sun 01-Feb-15 07:56:51

Yes it gets easier! It's never a breeze but it becomes less of a tornado. My dd, youngest is now 18months and it's significantly easier. They are also more fun together.

Gwinnieneedsapie Sun 01-Feb-15 10:16:16

Phew not just me then! I've Ds2 and DD11wks. Yesterday was HORRIBLE, we all have colds so no going out, DS was throwing tantrums at the drop of a hat, even when we braved playing in the garden. Agh. I keep reminding myself that all the phases pass eventually.
I'm on the alcohol free Becks at the moment - it's just enough like beer to make me feel like a grown up!!
I guess we'll just have to hang in there Rosedust!

Rosedust Sun 01-Feb-15 10:23:30

It's comforting to know it's normal at least! I'm trying really hard to be positive and smiley with DS1... even whilst he is shouting/giving DS2 manic kisses smile

Silver lining is that he is really positive about DS2. He's a very proud big brother so I think that's the angle I need to exploit!

We're going to stay with my mum & dad next week so that'll be good for us all.

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