When my second child was born my oldest was 14 months old. When my third child was born I had 3 kids who were 3 years old and under. We wanted them to be close in age and I am thankful we did it that way, but parenting is different when you have 2 (or 3) kids so close.
Whether it was by choice or a happy coincidence, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the idea of having 2 kids who need you so much — a newborn and a brand new toddler. Your child may be too young to get what’s going on and with that, you don’t get the slack maybe an older child will give you.
Things are not going to be awful though! I loved having my kids so close — for me it made things easier (they were all in the same sized diaper at one point) and there are some real perks that go along with it. There are challenges though — who gets your attention first when both are screaming for you? How do you handle house chores or naps? And of course, the I have only two hands fear.
Click through to read my 6 tips for surviving 2 kids under 2:
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