How to entertain a toddler while holding a newborn? Talk amongst yourselves.
Charlie is not only a supplier of cool PR samples, he's also the father of a newborn. And he needs a hack.
How do you, a stay at home mom, play with your toddler (3) while also holding your baby (8 weeks)? That's a major challenge facing my wife right now. On top of that, my oldest really misses playing with other kids. What do parents do to supply their kids interaction opportunities (prolly a lot of Gymboree and playgroups, right?)?
This was my response to him:
oh, man! I so remember those days! For us, using a front carrier (Bjorn) really helped. Just tote the baby along while you take the toddler to the park or dance around at home. How old is your oldest? We are lucky to have kids in the neighborhood, so that's how he stayed happy while our youngest was a little baby.
does that help?
And here's what he said:
Yes. That's pretty much what we're doing, but it's hard to get down on the floor with our three year old, you know? Then the baby goes, "Waaah! Hey, I wanna walk around and bounce."
We don't have that many kids in our neighborhood, so that's been kind of a drag for our oldest son, too. He went from part time daycare to nada. Oi!
Can you offer Charlie any advice?