1. Nursing Toys: A special box of toys was probably my favorite trick! Just one of those cheap little cube boxes will do. I filled it with toys and books and made sure they stayed separate from the other toys so they were her "special" toys during my nursing sessions.
2. Lay Down: I remember reaching out to a friend who had been through what I was going through. She told me she would put a few blankets on the floor and nurse him lying down while she played with her older daughter on the floor. How’s that for multi-tasking?
3. Snack Time: The baby's getting a snack, so why not feed the tot too? Bonus points if it's a special snack they get when you're nursing!
4. Big Comfy Chair: A chair that everyone can fit on is a total plus! Sometimes my toddler would just need some cuddles.
Fuss free nursing clothes are also a must here. These Blanqi Highwaist Postpartum + Nursing Support Leggings are so comfy for at home or out and about. The high-rise front keeps you covered when you lift your shirt to nurse, and the fabric is not too thick and not too thin. Being comfortable makes all the difference.
I hope you find these tips useful when welcoming your new baby! Making the transition from one to two is challenging, to say the least, but I promise it gets better! Soon enough you won't even have to stress about the toddler being entertained because things will just fall into place. You are doing great mama!