Does anyone have any advice on settling a 4 week old baby with a toddler running around?
I’ve just spent 25 mins trying to rock baby, downstairs with loads of noise. I have to do it downstairs obviously as can’t leave my son, but he is running around going crazy slamming doors etc as he knows I’m busy. Then when I put baby down he screams and I start the whole process again! Does anyone have any tips?
My second is now 4 months old and I have a 2.5 year old. The sling has been where 90% of my baby's naps have happened, only now am I starting to try & change it. Free hands are pretty essential! It's hard, good luck!
My DS is nearly 2.5 and DD 5months. I can't leave DS downstaires on his own EXCEPT if Peppa Pig is on -the world could collapse and he wouldn't know type of concentration goes on! I tell him that I'm going to put his sister up to bed and that I'll be two minutes. Sometimes her nap coincides with snack time in which case perfect! I admit DD does go down for naps well but I've had to be tougher with her, with my DS I would stay with him until fully asleep, DD has had to learn to self-soothe quickly as can't stay upstairs with her. I am less than 2 mins....then have to endure the rest of Peppa Pig I promised 😤
Do what you can to keep toddler quiet -TV, snack -to give you time to settle baby but look to reducing time it takes to settle baby.