How to Entertain Your Toddler While Breastfeeding Your Newborn

Entertain your toddler while breastfeeding your newborn baby

Are you having your second baby? Wondering how you’re going to entertain your toddler while you’re breastfeeding your newborn? There’s no doubt it can be tricky, but I’m here to tell you it’s totally possible.

My eldest was 2.5 years old when our second son was born. I had no idea how I was going to cope. I remember worrying myself sick about how I was going to entertain my toddler while breastfeeding my newborn.

But, with some prior planning and a little organisation, we had it down pat in no time.

I thought I’d share the things that worked for me to entertain my toddler while I was breastfeeding my newborn. I hope they help to alleviate some of the stress a newborn baby can bring when you’re still trying to wrangle your toddler.

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Changes to Child Care Rebates – What You Need to Know Before July

Do you have one or more children in child care?  The weekly costs can certainly add up can’t they.  Plus it can be really confusing to understand what you’re actually entitled to when it comes to the two subsidies currently available, these being Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR).

Well, even if you have got your head around the way they are currently, it was recently announced that the current subsidies will be changing as of July 2nd 2018.  And, in news just announced, the changes are not going to happen automatically.  We’ve got more information about what you need to do at the end of this post.

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5 Tips for Self Care When You’re A Busy Mum

5 Tips for self care when you're a busy mum

Self care as a Mum is important not only for yourself, but also your family.  Taking care of yourself and your mental health is paramount for being an awesome Mum. You know, the mum that you are, and the mum you have wanted to be since you first saw those two sweet little eyes staring up at you.

Without taking the time out to care for yourself, you are less likely to be the best version of yourself that there is.  All the aspects in your life can be affected when you don’t care for yourself.  For example, your relationships with your kids and your partner may suffer, and these things can happen without you noticing straight away.

I can hear you groaning as you read this, thinking ‘how can I possibly fit something more into my life?’  I know the feeling, I have three kids under four, work a full-time job juggling pickups and drop offs with my hubby, constantly trying to organise dinner – the list is endless!

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Get rewarded with cash back when you go shopping – it’s so easy!

CASHREWARDS - get paid to shop online

You love shopping, right?  Even if you don't, you still have to do groceries and maybe a bottle of wine for the weekend.  But, like everyone, you're always looking for a way to save, right? Maybe you are a budgeting afficianado, maybe you go without a takeaway coffee ... but what if I told you, I've discovered a way that you can get a little bit of cash back on your normal, everyday purchases?  In fact, you can get money back just for doing your groceries!

It's super easy and you get money back on purchases you were going to make anyway.

So how does it work?  Here's a 1 minute video that explains exactly how Cashrewards rewards you  just by shopping.  

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Disposable Nappy Disaster – What to do if you’ve washed a disposable nappy by accident

It's like something from your nightmares - you've washed a disposable nappy by accident and now you're faced with a load of washing that's potentially ruined, right? Never fear, we've got a quick action plan to save your clothes and your sanity!

Have you ever washed a disposable nappy by accident in your washing machine?

Honestly, when I first heard of a friend doing this – I was like, what?  How could you ever do that – don’t you check what you put in the washing machine?  Like seriously girl.

Fast forward to having 2 boys and OMG I can totally see how it can happen.  In fact, I’ve done it twice now!

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