If you already have a toddler, then this can be a daunting time in the first few weeks with your new baby. You will probably be tired first thing in the morning from the disrupted night, and your toddler will still be waking bright and early as toddlers usually do.
Being tired, you may find it difficult to think of eating first thing, which means it isn’t easy to provide a good nutritious breakfast for your toddler. However, if your toddler sits down to a good breakfast, with your attention while they do so, then you will get off to a better start to the day. Your toddler will then find it easier to settle to their activities during the morning, so you will then have time to do the things you need to, or to have a sit down if the baby allows it.
It always sounds unappealing to think in the evening of preparing the breakfast, but if you can get the table laid, everything ready, and your toddler’s clothes out neatly, it will make it so much easier to give the time and attention to your toddler in the morning. If you are super clever, you could have a first activity ready for your toddler to be doing while you are getting the breakfast – such as the toddler keeping the baby occupied with baby gifts. Remember, keeping both them and yourself happy is the key to a good start to the day.