My DS1 is a very active 18 month old - I know we all say this, but people seem to take one look at mine and comment on how much he likes exploring (read climbing shelves)/is a handful (running from the moment he wakes up till goes to sleep etc..)
I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with DS2 and starting to really struggle with the beginnings of SPD and backache. I would love some suggestions on how to limit picking up DS1 so often (into highchair/cot/change station/car/buggy/when fallen/onto lap etc.. it's amazing how often we do it!) and activities that might still be possible. At this rate, I can see us being housebound within a few weeks.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had to think about this so thought would consult the experts for help! Any ideas gratefully received.
Highchair - picnics on floor Cot - Do you have a dh Change station - If your are able on the floor alternativly can he climb on the bed? you could put mat on there Car - Depends on car, can he climb into his seat (mine can do it and 18 months by climbing into the middle and over) When fallen - assuming he hasn't broken something, he can come to you for a cuddle with persuasion.
Hope something might help, good luck get your shopping delivered or picked up and get as much help as you can
Thanks. These are good tips and I will try some of them out. I found today that if I took the tray off the highchair it was much easier/quicker to get him in and out so less of a strain. Have a fab DH who is getting used to doing the bathtime routine and putting DS into the cot. He also does most of the shopping at the mo (mainly as I have almost fainted and vomited in sainsburys recently and I don't fancy either with a toddler in tow!) so I don't have much to complain about really. I just feel like I'm letting my DS down for not doing all the fun things we usually do.