You may not be ready to give up on your Elder child's sleeping routine that took your energy/ hours/ sleepless nights once the Second one arrives..

Managing these 2 li'l ones together at Bedtime is not atall easy. but Pros have the solution.

Your Goal: Develop a bedtime regimen for the new baby when it's hard enough getting your toddler down, take your li'l one along when the elder gets ready for bed, read books, sing songs, and the li'l one might listen and listen and dose off too. if not asleep, as long as you are talking or singing, he/she will keep listening and be engaged. Feed the baby if you do before bedtime, while you read a story for the elder one.

Take the help of the toddler and say "We are going to teach the baby how to sleep happily and sleep better." Let them both share a common space so that the elder one gets used to the li'l ones crying but still sleeps well. Appreciate your toddler everytime he/she helps you soothe the younger one.

Multi-tasking is the key...you have to learn and make sure you are doing more than one thing at a time, you might have learnt already, now is the time to do more than 2 jobs at a go.


- Prathyusha Talluri


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