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routine with newborn Im watching you 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Adelaide, Australia 4985 posts
18th Jul '13

I have a nearly three week old and a nearly 6 year old
my 6 year old goes back to school on Monday , so my question is what are your routines for getting your school age child to school with a newborn



her dad has said she can stay at his place on school nights so that way he can take her to school so that's not a problem , but I do want to take her to school on some days too

^-^ Rawr + 2 2 kids; Big Spring, Tx, United States 10449 posts
18th Jul '13

You just take care of your oldest like normal, and have the newb tag along.
Just don't over think it.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 10023 posts
18th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ^-^ Rawr + 2:</b>" You just take care of your oldest like normal, and have the newb tag along. Just don't over think it."</blockquote>



:!:




Pretty standard with a new tag-a-long :)

3&Me 3 kids; Australia 982 posts
18th Jul '13

Watching.
I just figured id probably wake the baby, if shes not already awake, so that I have plenty of time to pack lunch, do breakfast, feed baby and everything else before we would need to leave.

Bekkir91 Due July 28 (boy); 17 kids; United Kingdom 101 posts
18th Jul '13

My son starts in 4 weeks an my newborn will be about 3 weeks old. I don't see any reason that would stop you. It's not like you will need to get the baby ready, they can easily go in pjs and at 6 I expect your other child is capable of eating and getting clothes on if baby does need tended too. I think your over thinking it but I guess we will see when I'm doing the school run.

^-^ Rawr + 2 2 kids; Big Spring, Tx, United States 10449 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting K+2.5:" Watching. I just figured id probably wake the baby, if shes not already awake, so that I have plenty of time to pack lunch, do breakfast, feed baby and everything else before we would need to leave."


Oh, if you can find a way NOT to wake the baby, that is best. Never wake the newb. It makes your life miserable. :)

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
18th Jul '13

I'd get everything ready the night before. Her clothes were at the foot of the bed, her shoes and socks placed neatly under the edge of the bed, and the hair brush/scrunchies and water bottle in the bathroom. Come morning, I'd change the baby and get him ready while she's getting dressed,and would wrap the moby around me, so I could just put him in it when I had to sign her in. I'd wear him while I would do her hair.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
18th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ^-^ Rawr + 2:</b>" Oh, if you can find a way NOT to wake the baby, that is best. Never wake the newb. It makes your life miserable. :)"</blockquote>




:!:

3&Me 3 kids; Australia 982 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting ^-^ Rawr + 2:" Oh, if you can find a way NOT to wake the baby, that is best. Never wake the newb. It makes your life miserable. :)"


Lol true!

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
18th Jul '13

It's actually pretty easy.
Your newb will easily fall into place with the school drop offs and pick ups. I stressed about it when I had my 2nd, as my DD had just started kindergarten, but aftet a couple of weeks it was like I had been doing it forever :)

Cyndi Hileman 4 kids; Banning, California 88 posts
18th Jul '13

When my oldest started Kindergarten, I was 6months preggo with my last, and after a few months, I had to get 4 kids ready, just to take 1 to school... What I did was get up a lil earlier, get my oldest 2 boys (5&3) clothes, socks, everything they needed ready, Then they would wake up, get dressed on their own, while I changed and fed the other 2 (1&nb), then eat breakfast, brush teeth, and go :wink: It also helped me out to bathe them the night before, because if I tried to do it in the morning, we'd be late lol