1. Playtime in the crib! A newborn is way to vulnerable lying on the floor so bring his playtime to the crib! Don’t be fooled by his sad face, Haden loves playing in there even when big brother pushes toys through the slats to him.
2. Looooong Bathtime: Keep your toddler busy with a long bath while you take care of the baby (or blog ;). We’ve done balls, bathtub markers, bathtub paint, Jello, and cloud dough. Just don’t leave your toddler alone in the bathtub! (This is usually when I give Haden a bath also, or I’ll bring in a chair and blog while holding him, or just chill out for a bit!)
3. Bring Along the Changing Table: I actually designed my bathroom to not have two sinks so that I could have extra counter space for this very purpose! While I’m brushing my hair or doing my makeup I put Haden up here. He likes it because he can see me and I like it because big brother leaves him alone! DON’T leave your baby unattended up there though! Even if they can’t roll yet they still could easily find a way to fall off.
5. Toddler Proof Doors: These are going to be your new best friend if you actually want to take a shower once in a while!
If you have any other hacks please share them with me!