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If you thought it was a life adjustment having one baby in your life, then shizz got got upleveled. Baby number 2 (or 3 or 4…) is on the way, and you’re in for a new kind of juggling act. Managing feeds, baths, nappy changes, sleeps and entertainment can feel unrelenting and exhausting.
So how do you manage?
I thought I’d call on some advice from other mummas who have survived having a baby and toddler(s) at home. Funnily enough, the first response that came up time and again: wine!
Jokes aside, there is plenty of fun to be had. It’s just about having a few ideas up your sleeve to help you all get through. So here are 5 activity ideas when you have both a baby and toddler to entertain.
Many local libraries have group activities or sessions to cater specifically for parents with bubs or young children. For example, most Libraries host Wriggle and Rhyme, a programme that promotes active movement and brain development for babies and toddlers aged two years and under.
A library visit is also an opportunity to not just get out of the house, but meet with other parents while also giving your toddler an opportunity to select books to read together.
Not only a great option to keep your toddler occupied, but also an opportunity to vent, cry and laugh with other parents, in a space that feels supportive, safe and facilitated space.
SPACE has 28 support and playgroups throughout NZ and Plunket has more than 180 playgroups. Australia also offers community Playgroups in each state. They are open to all ages, up to the age of five, and are often free to attend. Children are exposed to social experiences, and you’ll connect with other parents in your area.
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