Depending on how your recovery goes, you should be able to 'bend' the rules a little. All of my babies have been c/s and I was holding toddlers much sooner than the 6 weeks advisory. Is your little one walking yet? I found that once they were mobile, they were able to do a lot more to help themselves. My littler ones were (all but one) under two when the next baby arrived. And they were able to climb into strollers on their own, or almost on their own, and as far as bedtime goes, if I had a playpen, and same thing, I would get them to climb in with the help of some steps. I was fortunate to have help around the house after my c/s for the first couple weeks too. That gave me a few weeks to get the proper rest I needed to get recovery off to a good start. By 4 weeks. I was pretty much able to do most things as far as lifting toddlers into and out of things, but I still tried to take it easy.
Have you considered getting your toddler into a toddlers bed? That made bedtime easier because there was no lifting needed at all....
Hopefully you can figure something out, and I hope your recovery goes well!
I'm going for my 5th c/s on the 16th and my youngest will be a week away from his 2nd birthday, so I get to experience that whole thing again!
Good luck and take care!
Loving Wife to Jeff
and Momma to Kalilah Maia
Magnus and Tegan
My son will be 19 months when I have my next C section, so I'd love to hear how this goes for you! Please come back and update us after your little on arrives!! G/L
Hi when I had my first two (both by c section) they were about the same months apart as yours.
I could have written your post!