My children are all a little more or less than 3 years apart. I know all too well this newborn plus a toddler life, so when the following things come out of my mouth, it’s total deja vu.

Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“Please don’t jump over your brother.”

“Please don’t try to pick up your brother.”


“Please don’t try to feed your brother.”

“Nope. Babies can NOT eat M&Ms.”


Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“Please be soft… OMG LET GO.”

“You don’t need to be so close to him. Seriously, he can see you just fine.”

“Let go of his head, please.”

“No, I actually can’t help you right now because your brother needs to eat and it’s very hard to breastfeed and wipe a butt at the same time. Can you just sit on the toilet for a few more minutes?”


Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“Don’t rock him, please. No, no. You’re going to hurt him. STOP ROCKING HIM.”


“I am going to pull this car over if you put your foot in his face again.”

Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“Did you just… lick him? Can you not?”

“Do you REALLY have to potty right now? It’s very hard to take you potty at Target while I’m holding your brother.”


“It’s fine. He’s fine. Sometimes babies cry.”

Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“NO NO NO, do. not. wake. him.”

“Stop! He doesn’t bend that way!”

“Please don’t put your finger in his nose.”

“Please don’t put your finger in his mouth.”

Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

“Please don’t touch him after your hand was in your butt.”

“Please don’t wipe your snot on him.”

Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler |

I’m going to cut myself off because Lowell just woke from his nap and I need to go protect Wallace from his big brother.

Sidenote: Yesterday, Leyna told me she heard Wallace say his first word – “Help!” LOLOLOL, I feel like that’s entirely possible. If a 6 week old were going to learn to say a word in this house, “Help!” would be the one.

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5 thoughts on “Things You Might Say When You Have A Newborn And A Toddler”

  1. I have told my NINE ***YEAR*** old sd to not touch my baby’s head too many times. She has held her three times and every time she has tried to PRESS on her SOFT SPOT! She will complain to her aunts/grandparents that she hasn’t gotten to hold the baby and I told her up front why she doesn’t anymore. And then she tried to do it again as I just finished telling her! “I didn’t get to hold her” “you don’t get to anymore because you keep trying to press on her soft spot” *goes to do exactly that* “I said not to touch her head. Stop trying to touch her head” we have explained that it will hurt the baby and could even kill her but she doesn’t care! Grrrr. There’s a reason I’m “over” protective…

  2. My stepdaughter was 12 when my daughter was born and I caught her trying to feed her chocolate before she was even old enough to eat baby food. I told her no and she thought it was because it was right before dinner.

  3. “Please don’t touch him after your hands been in your butt”…. Oh my word, so funny! I’m pregnant with my last child and I’ve got a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. Been there, will be repeating again. Stay strong! <3

  4. YES to the breastfeeding and butt wiping. I swear my toddler purposely waits until I’m comfortably settled in on the glider with the baby to announce she has to poop.

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