ashleyx2greeney
Torn between the two..
January 1, 2013 at 4:19 AM

How do I spread my time between my 9 week old and my 3 year old?

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  • Mamapanda1030
    January 2, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    I have the same problem. My son just turned 2 months old today and have a 3 year old daughter. The only thing I've really been able to accomplish is having my daughter help out with the baby when he's awake (making him smile and laugh, talking to him, helping grab things like his binkie and diapers and wipes), and then once he's asleep, focusing on her alone. That way she feels like she is entirely part of the family.

  • DiANAiVELiSSE
    January 2, 2013 at 12:51 PM

     this... as it worked for me .. my dd was 3 when ds was born , now 9mths and dd is 4 .... making her feel like a aprt of him growing is key in my house.. helping with iapers/feeding etc..

    Quoting Mamapanda1030:

    I have the same problem. My son just turned 2 months old today and have a 3 year old daughter. The only thing I've really been able to accomplish is having my daughter help out with the baby when he's awake (making him smile and laugh, talking to him, helping grab things like his binkie and diapers and wipes), and then once he's asleep, focusing on her alone. That way she feels like she is entirely part of the family.


  • bigmama423
    Liz
    January 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM
    I did the same, I always had them help me out with things and they liked helping. My kids are now 7, 7, 4 and 1. :)
  • hayliedlr
    January 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    during the baby' s nap time.  watch a movie,bake cookies, story time etc...

    I had that problem between each kid

  • marchantmom06
    January 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM
    Your infant should still be sleeping the majority of the time. When they are asleep play With the older child. Never has this problem and we've had one every 4 years for 26 years.
  • Kmakksmom
    January 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    I agree with all of the above!