Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:07 pm
For my son and daughter (18 months apart), I found that the following helped:
1. Have a sense of humor about things.
2. Recognize that somethings just aren't that important--spotless house, if a child is crying but the other one needs your attention--it's okay for a baby or toddler to cry a bit, while you focus on another child.
3. Schedules. I managed to get my daughter on the same nap schedule, when she was around 3 or 4 months, as my son, that way I had some "me" time to do things that I wanted to do--nap, lounge around, clean, do laundry, etc.
4. Get the older child involved if possible. I bottle fed, my son loved helping by holding the bottle for a little bit of time.
I'll try and think of some more things in a bit.