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What do you do with your toddler when you have morning sickness?!

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Lalalax3 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:54:12

We're watching a lot of Hey Duggee and doing occasional trips to the park. I feel constantly guilty about how boring DS's life has suddenly become!

BlueDaBaDee Mon 06-Mar-17 09:54:49

Following as id like to know too!

Lalalax3 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:56:19

He seems fine, dancing around and eating a malted milk biscuit. But for how much longer?!

NerrSnerr Mon 06-Mar-17 09:57:15

We do a lot of games that involve me being able to sit, so Duplo, reading books, brio etc. She has also been watching a lot of Peppa too. She loves the fb versions of Bear Hunt and Stick Man so they can keep her occupied for a while. When we do go out we go places with lots of toilets. She does announce 'Mummy sick' to everyone though which is fun.

NerrSnerr Mon 06-Mar-17 09:58:03

And toddler groups because the other mums understand and will keep her occupied as I am sat feeling rough in the corner!

SleepFreeZone Mon 06-Mar-17 09:58:19

You will continue to ask this question until the baby is about 18 months 😁

For me the iPad was s bloody godsend.

Lalalax3 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:58:45

I'm a bit too scared to do the toddler groups just yet.

Lalalax3 Mon 06-Mar-17 09:59:49

Luckily DS gets his free nursery hours the month before the baby is due so, to some extent, I won't be feeling quite so honour bound to provide stimulus.

Rlily90 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:27:36

I have just hit 6 weeks and have am living in fear of morning sickness after 2 pregnancies with HG. My 10 year old will hopefully help with the 1 year old whilst Mummy is throwing up. During school hours I'm expecting paw patrol to be my baby watcher grin

sweetchilli77 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:31:02

im in the same boat....i have a 11 month old but has a corrected age of 8 months due to be premature...im 32 weeks and feeling it now. I feel so guilty as LO needs additional support as still behind with milestones but i just don't have the energy most days.....

Lunalovepud Mon 06-Mar-17 10:32:09

Hey Duggee is a perfectly acceptable activity. That and megablox. And go-jetters. wink

It's a difficult time but it's not forever and I'm sure DC is having a great time... Plus, Hey Duggee teaches creative solutions for everyday problems and is therefore educational.

EsmesBees Mon 06-Mar-17 10:34:13

It's not easy. I played lots of games which involved me lying down. And drawing and plasticine which we do at the dining room table. And went to bed as soon as she did. Good luck, you'll get through it quickly.

MmmMalbec Mon 06-Mar-17 10:37:57

I felt so so guilty but he played on his tablet a lot and watched a lot of TV. I read some books and tried to do things that involved me lying down. I took him to see family as much as I could too so I could lie down and they could occupy him. It's so hard but it does pass. I'm 15+1 now and feeling a lot better!

EatSpamAmandaLamb Mon 06-Mar-17 10:39:52

I have 6 DC so have been through this a lot! Practically, I kept a sealed bucket of toys in the bathroom and when I was actually throwing up/feeling too queasy to get off the floor I plonked them in the bath (unfilled) with the toys (duplo usually) and the bath mat to sit on to keep warm. They all found sitting in the bath without water hilarious and seemed to care not one jot that I was heaving for my life a mere meter and a half away shock
When it came to the usual fun, out And about activities I like to do with toddlers, they fell by the wayside a bit until I was feeling a bit brighter. Things like gardening are fun and easy and you have the fresh air which helps a lot. Even in the cold weather getting bundled up and digging about in a pot is fun for toddlers. The fresh air always really helps me so we also did painting in the garden and a couple of mine really liked hanging up washing so I got them a little washing line and some cloths which they happily played with for 15 mins ages

I hope the sickness stage passes you fast, I really feel for you.

Gaaaah Mon 06-Mar-17 10:45:10

Whatever you can to survive is an acceptable course of action in this scenario.

Look at it this way...you're not ignoring him. You're encouraging him to play alone which will be invaluable when the baby actually arrives. You don't have to play and entertain him all the time.

Hopefully the shitty feeling passed you quickly. Don't feel bad flowers

SnugglySnerd Mon 06-Mar-17 10:51:00

Ugh, I remember this and I sympathise. When I was in that situation DD had also stopped napping but would still fall asleep in the car so I used to drive until she fell asleep then park and have a little snooze myself. When she woke up we'd go for a little walk before heading home.
We also used to play a game of bedtime which involved me lying on the settee while she put a blanket over me and "read" books to me!
Also lots of tv, I felt guilty about it too.

EpoxyResin Mon 06-Mar-17 12:01:40

Biscuits, books and TV. And I'm not sorry! It wasn't forever - a matter of weeks, not years - then the energy of the second trimester came along and he's never been out and about so much!

user1478863011 Mon 06-Mar-17 12:06:26

I don't know what to do! I had HG for the whole 9 months day and night plus 3 hosp stays. Also continued after DD was born for a good few months. Kids don't understand so as long as you keep telling him yr ok, should be fine !

Ruby2202 Mon 06-Mar-17 13:09:20

I struggled through and mine was all day sickness not just in the morning. Ds went to a childminder two days a week still as I was working but was often too ill to go.

I think you just have to do what you can to get through the day and try not to feel guilty about it. I would lie on the sofa whilst ds played, watch Tv together and struggle to the park. I would drive even though it was only a 10 min walk as I didn't have the energy to walk.

Does your child nap? I was fortune as ds would nap for up to 3 hrs so I d break the day down into manageable chunks and cope until nap time. I d then put him down and I d sleep as I was so exhausted and get energy for the afternoon. Then I d manage for another 2 hours and ask dh to get home on time at 5.30.

The hardest part was trying to prepare food as I d be sick as soon as I smelt his food.

It was hellish but you get through it and it hasn't affected ds at all even though I was worried it would.

Look after yourself and just do you best.

Apfelbunny Mon 06-Mar-17 13:24:48

Sadly my toddler doesn't really watch much TV so I bought loads of crafty things, jigsaws and rubber stamps so they could occupy themselves.

seafoodeatit Mon 06-Mar-17 21:56:42

I had morning sickness and a small baby here, 21 weeks along now and its spd/pgp that's making life horrendous now! medication was the only thing that made the sickness bearable, hey duggee is a firm favourite in the house too alongside go jetter, mickey the irritating mouse and in the night garden.

nannybeach Tue 07-Mar-17 16:39:48

I was sick practically all the way thru my 1st pregnancy, I had a CS and was told to wait at least 3 years before getting pregnant again. Next pregnancy clashed with DD going to school, I got up early threw up and then walked her to school.

MrsCornish Tue 07-Mar-17 17:36:51

My former toddler 17 now, but i distinctly remember playing a lot of hide and seek where i mostly hid in bed....

Lalalax3 Tue 07-Mar-17 18:08:46

The Hey Duggee Position

superking Wed 08-Mar-17 11:04:59

Lots of cbeebies. I used to take him to the crèche at my local gym and put him in there for an hour whilst I sat in the cafe eating salt and vinegar crisps and feeling rough. That way at least we got out of the house and he got a bit of interaction with other children.

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