The Difference Between Having Your First Second and Third Child

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Nappies

  • 1st baby: On the hour every hour, whether they need it or not.
  • 2nd baby: Every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.
  • 3rd baby: You try to change their nappy before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

Activities

  • 1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, BabySwing, and Baby Story Hour.
  • 2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
  • 3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out

  • 1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a babysitter, you call home 5 times.
  • 2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
  • 3rd baby: You leave instructions for the  babysitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home

  • 1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
  • 2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn’t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
  • 3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

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Food

  • 1st baby: You spend hours batch cooking Annabel Karmel recipes and freezing in ice cube trays.
  • 2nd baby: You boil random fruit and veg in a pot, no recipe, but you still avoid salt and sugar.
  • 3rd baby: They eat what you’re eating from 6 months.

Emergencies

You know when they decide to eat coins, lego or other objects!!

  • 1st child:  You rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
  • 2nd child: You carefully watch for coin to pass.
  • 3rd child: You deduct it from their pocket money!

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