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trinityrhino Sat 27-May-06 14:31:26

ok, so if dd2 is maybe gonna be 18 months when no. 3 arrives then

do I need a double buggy?
should the older two or younger two share?
how do I prepare the youngest one?
two in nappies, gulp, how is that?

how will i cope?
arrgh panicking slightly
come one all youe seasoned copers, let me in on your secrets

SenoraPostrophe Sat 27-May-06 14:35:43

think so yes
younger 2, unless you have a tricky eldest
erm - do your kids have baby dolls? they can help prepare them. buy more flannels and dig out some babygros.
2 in nappies - hard work but not as bad as you'd think!

how will you cope - erm....will get back to you on that! (have 2 18 months apart already, have another on the way btw)

Marne Sat 27-May-06 14:36:24

DD1 was 2.1 when dd2 was born,

I would say yes to the double buggy but maybe a second hand one as it wont be used for long.

Would't worry about who shares with who yet, baby could go in with you for a while.

I have 2 in nappies, seem to spend all day changing nappies and sometime forget to do dd1's and she has to remind me

foxinsocks Sat 27-May-06 14:37:29

hold old is no.1?

If you do a lot of walking, you'll need a double buggy. 2 in nappies is a pain but you get used to it! If dd2 is still have an after lunch nap, try and get the baby down at the same time so that you get some well earned rest. I found that the break in the middle of the day was an absolute life saver in the first year and I really mourned the loss of that nap when my eldest grew out of it!

SenoraPostrophe Sat 27-May-06 14:39:06

oh I thought you meant who should share the buggy! I thought it was an odd question.

don't worry about it yet.

trinityrhino Sat 27-May-06 16:17:22

we have dd1 (5 years old) and dd2 (13 months old) and I think I could be 12 to 14 weeks pg

anyone else with some pearls of wisdom

YellowFeathers Sat 27-May-06 16:26:39

Have a look at this . Its a cheaper option than buying a double. I would have said go for a buggy board but I think 18months is still quite young. There is also the Litaf seat to go which could be another option (buggy board with a seat), cheaper than the buggypod but it has no harness just a basic seat with a standing platform.

Sorry if you knew all this, just thought I'd share.
Congratulations
(Nbg)

TambaTheDragonSlayer Sat 27-May-06 17:38:10

Yes too double buggy
Mine are a nightmare sharing a room they wake each other up so avoid it if you possibly can. Or if not, id put the older two together.
The youngest one is probably young enough to just accept the situation (well mine did)
2 in nappies is the same as 1 in nappies just twice the work!

You will cope because you have too. Make sure you have a set bedtime so you at least get some peace and quiet in the evening. Put clothes out for the next morning before you go to bed. etc

I have no secrets - I struggle through every day im afraid!

cat64 Sat 27-May-06 17:55:40

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trinityrhino Sun 28-May-06 08:29:10

thnks guys, my friend just said to me "what if it's twins" then giggled manically whilst I tried not to fall off my chair.....hadn't thought about that

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