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5 Things… to do with your older kids while you’re breastfeeding

Posted in 5 Things... by Julie Meyers Pron on October 28, 2009

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  1. Play a card game. We’ve been playing a lot of Uno Card Game this week, which is great for kids 6 and up. For kids 4 and up, both Color Go Fish Playing Cards andRAT-A-TAT-CAThave been easy, quiet time games.
  2. Read a book. Or a few. Our almost 4 year old pulls up his little chair next to my nursing chair and we can read for hours. One of the easiest books to read is Caps for Sale – A tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business as the layout provides for the reader to bend back the spine and look at the backside to read while the listener sees the picture on the opposite side.
  3. Tell a story. Get a story or journal prompting book for inspiration and take turns adding to the story.
  4. Have a set of crayons and some paper around so that your preschooler can illustrate your story (in #3) or play as well.
  5. When all else fails, grab a great movie like Toy Story or The Little Mermaid and enjoy!

Please, share your breastfeeding/entertainment ideas with us…. we’re in the middle of our 12th game of Uno today! And while we love playing, we may need a change.

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  1. threegirlpileup said, on October 28, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    A couple of things that come to mind…

    play-doh. that’s the only way I got naps when I was pregnant with a small child.

    audiobooks! we get them from the library and they are like GOLD.

    In general, I like to have a stash of craft projects, sticker books, little toys, and the like that I can pull out when I reallly need a moment. I take good use of the AC Moore and Michael’s 40% off coupons to get some good stuff cheap.


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