BBL 023: Meeting the Needs of Your Toddler and Newborn

Balancing a new baby along with your toddler or preschooler can be a big challenge. With a little planning (and some patience), though, this can become a wonderful time for you and your older child to bond with each other and to form a warm family connection with your new baby!

In this episode I cover:

  • A simple strategy to make life easier with new baby and toddler
  • Easy routines that let Daddy, Grandma or other caregivers keep your toddler secure/happy right after your baby is born
  • Why eliminating decision-making helps you handle life with littles (and how to do that)
  • How to set respectful, yet firm, boundaries to keep everyone safe and sane – and help your little one feel secure
  • Activity boxes – fun for your toddler that gives you a few quiet minutes with your baby
  • How to decide if movies, apps, and other media have a place in your small child's life
  • Saving your sanity with meals and snacks
  • Balancing bathtime, potty visits, and other bathroom needs with small children
  • How to create harmony and relationship between your little ones
  • Encourging your toddler's help (and helping him when he gets grumpy with baby)

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Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast
Kristen Burgess: Crazy About Everything Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby

The tips, tools, and straight talk you want for pregnancy, childbirth, and bringing up baby

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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