Q&A: How can I potty train while also caring for a newborn?
I have a two year old and a two month old. I breastfeed, and my toddler seems to always want to go potty right in the middle of a feeding.
What should I do? How can I integrate the two without becoming very ragged? And how do I get my husband in the potty routine when he's home helping me?
Bring your child’s potty chair out of the bathroom and put it in a spot where you typically breastfeed the baby. With two young children, you must learn the fine art of multitasking. Sometimes, your clingy baby can go in the bathroom with you if your older one needs help. Also, you can put your baby down in the crib for a minute or two when you need to be in the bathroom with your two year old. The baby will be fine for the short period while you assist your toddler in the bathroom.
With regards to your husband, when you’re feeding the baby and your older one needs to use the potty, he should be the designated escort and potty training assistant.