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ideas to avoid lifting toddler whilst struggling with backache in pregnancy

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bethylou Thu 01-Oct-09 22:22:45

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.

Colonelcupcake Thu 01-Oct-09 23:03:41

Hi There,

I had awful spd with dsl (I had a 12 month gap)

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

MrsBadger Thu 01-Oct-09 23:18:13

higchhair - we have a tripptrapp and took the bar off so dd can climb in and out herself. Needs nerves of steel and grippy socks but s worth it.

ditto pushchair - make sure brake is firmly on

change on floor

get dh to do bedtime

I also do a lot of cuddles eg post-fall kneeling on the floor next to her

re lap I sit on the floor/sofa and she clambers on herself

carseat is hard but the aboslute worst is getting them into the seat of a supermarket trolley
I love tesco online

bethylou Fri 02-Oct-09 22:12:02

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.

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