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Expecting no.2, baby 1 will only be one year - starting to panic!
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frazzledmom79 · 12/05/2014 09:22

Can anyone share any practical tips on dealing with two under a year old? Especially feeding tips, morning routine, what to do to get a shower!? And bedtime! Baby one in good sleep routine already. I am intending to do sleep training early On with baby 2.

Thanks v much!

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AngelsInWinter · 12/05/2014 18:00

Re Shower - I used to get the older two in bed then put baby in a bouncer chair thing and let her watch me in the shower (lucky her! DP worked away).

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ABeautifulLie · 13/05/2014 14:26

My first 2 children are very close in age and, although I can't remember much now (they're teenagers now), I do remember that I loved having them so close together. The youngest was in our room until 6 months, then they shared a room and went to bed at the same time.
The only "coping mechanism" I remember is taking at least one of them with me into the bathroom to use the loo as I was worried about leaving them unattended.
The hardest part so far has been the teenage strops and bickering. They were easier to look after when they were little.

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littlepeas · 13/05/2014 17:30

My eldest 2 are 13 months apart - it is actually quite an easy gap in many ways. My ds was still having long daytime naps and I managed to get plenty of time with each of them for the first year or so, something which I think is more difficult with more typical gaps. I used to go for long walks with the double buggy to keep them occupied and to get out of the house. Once they were 1 and 2 they were very interested in the same things and played together loads! They are 4 and 5 now and very close - still very easy to keep entertained together. I have found the 22 month gap between dcs 2 and 3 harder. Overall I think small gaps can work very well - you have to find ways of managing practical things, but that is the same with any gap tbh.

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frazzledmom79 · 13/05/2014 20:28

Thanks all! Feeling a bit better about what's ahead now! I think other people's reactions aren't helping at the moment. Thanks again Smile Smile

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