Crash course in babies
July 10, 2014 7:59 AM Subscribe
My best friend and her hubs are about to have twins (fraternal), as in at the hospital right now! They also have a toddler. I have volunteered to be live-in help 2-3 days a week during the first however many weeks needed with whatever is needed. Give me your best family chaos wisdom on what to expect for me as the helper and how to be the most helpful to her and daddy, twins and toddler. Assume all are healthy, happy and wonderful. Also assume mom is recovering from C-section.
posted by danapiper to Human Relations (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have no kids of my own, my exposure to children is through babysitting and what I've learned through friends with kids. Her hubs will be working days through most of the initial weeks so it's just her and the kiddos with help from family and myself and whoever else drops by. Assuming I already know some of the best help is keeping the household running smoothly - laundry, dishes, meal prep, keeping mom fed/watered as well as kiddos, and showering the adorable toddler big brother with attention - what things I am not thinking of and utterly unprepared for that come with multiple tiny infants in their first weeks? When you had an infant/infants and a toddler, what were you super appreciative of or what do you wish someone had done for you? What can/can't mom do after a C-section and how can I best help her recover, physically, mentally, emotionally?
Thank you from me - and all of them - in advance.