1. Anna

    I am so happy to have found your blog, specifically this post and the one for visitors. I am pregnant with my second boy. My first loves to be active, leaving the house, and does not nap anymore. Any tips or recommendations for how to have a proper postpartum recovery while still caring for my toddler? He will be 3 in December, so although he is mostly independent, he still asks for help often and wants to play.

    • Karen

      Hi Anna! This is always a tough thing to navigate! The only way to get proper rest with a newborn AND a toddler/preschooler is to have help. I am a huge advocate for planning. When you create your postpartum plan, make sure that you line up help the first 2 weeks (more if you can!) with someone who can help with housework as well as your preschooler. At the very least, someone to “hold down the fort” while you take a nap each day. Have you seen my post about how to prioritize sleep during the 4th trimester? These tips may help! https://healthymamahacks.net/prioritize-sleep-4th-trimester/ Congratulations and I wish you the best!

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