Thank you to Summer Infant for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
Every time I talk to a mom with two or less kids the same question comes up: “how has it been transitioning to 3 kids?” It’s like they’re intrigued and wondering if it’s something they could handle. It’s also like a mythical thing you hear a lot of as a mom – the difficulty of being outnumbered in the house with kids to parents. And I try to be very honest in my replies. So here it goes…
It’s been hard. Really hard. My kids are 3, 2, and 6 weeks now. I could really use an extra set of hands. It’s just difficult to give each child what they need emotionally and physically while also taking care of myself and things like managing our house (and then blogging)! But at the same time it’s been wonderful and I hate to complain. A new baby is never a bad thing. Millie is sweet and the snuggles are amazing. Tripp has come around to liking her more and even started occasionally giving her kisses which makes my heart so so so happy. MG has been obsessed with Millie this whole time and is a little mommy with her. She wants every outfit I can find that she can match her sister in.
One thing that I was really struggling with at first was knowing my baby was safe while I care for my other kids. It led to me wanting to hold Millie all the time (as that was the only way to get her not to cry) and then not being able to do things for the other kids, and everyone seemed to be crying a lot. I knew I had to come up with a way to be able to put her down, chase after the other kids, but still have peace of mind that Millie was safe and sound.
With assurance from both my husband and the doctor that it’s okay for baby to cry some, and being told by everyone to go ahead and let baby start napping in her crib in her room to get her used to it and on a schedule, I decided to try out the Summer Infant Baby Pixel™ 5.0 Inch Touchscreen Color Video Monitor and let baby nap in her crib during the day. This way I can do things I needed outside of the room while knowing Millie is okay, and she can nap undisturbed by her brother and sister (who love to wake her up whenever they are around her).
And this monitor has been so good for our transition as a family. This monitor gives me a really clear picture of baby Millie in her crib. It can be mounted on the wall for an even better picture but I find it works well in our nursery on the dresser. It also has SleepZone™ Virtual Boundary. I’m always worried with my babies that they will roll over and suffocate, or something else will somehow invade their space and hurt them (like our sneaky cat). This feature eliminates those worries as the monitor allows you to set a box around your baby and alerts you if anything enters that space. The Baby Pixel™ 5.0 Inch Touchscreen Color Video Monitor also allows me to talk back to baby and shows the temperature in our nursery.
While the transition to 3 kids hasn’t been easy, it’s getting easier every day and has been 100% worth it. I look forward to seeing how our kids grow together and all the adventures we have with each of them! I’m also so thankful that there are products to make our lives as parents of 3 kids close together in age easier.
So moms of 3 or more kids – what helped you in transitioning to a new baby being added to your crew? Would love to hear all your tips below!