2nd csection with 22 month old at home ?

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Registered: 07-20-2006
2nd csection with 22 month old at home ?
Tue, 09-02-2008 - 11:29pm
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Registered: 05-06-2003
Wed, 09-03-2008 - 12:52am

Hi there,

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!


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Registered: 07-21-2008
Wed, 09-03-2008 - 10:15pm
Hello - my two kids were about the same age difference when my son was born...I wasn't allowed to drive for 6 weeks (which I wasn't quite as faithful about with the second one) so I didn't worry about a car seat - just something to ask your dr. ahead of time so there are no surprises...
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Registered: 07-20-2006
Thu, 09-04-2008 - 10:05pm
Thank you so much for your reply. Great advice.
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Registered: 08-23-2005
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 4:35pm

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



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Registered: 09-06-2008
Sat, 09-06-2008 - 10:40pm

Hi when I had my first two (both by c section) they were about the same months apart as yours.

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 09-08-2008 - 7:06pm

I could have written your post!

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Registered: 03-22-2004
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 9:54pm
Congrats on baby # 2. I am also pg, but not due till april. I am making my ds become as independant as possible. He is having to walk eveywhere. He can climb in & out of his stroller easily. I am making him learn how to get in & out of his car seat in an suv. I am waiting to get a toddler bed from my sis friend, She is currently reaserching twins. I will have him in it before christmas. I am hoping this helps him not need me to pick him up after my c-section.
Please let us know how you are & how your recovery is going. (((((hugs))))))