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How to take 2 kids to the doctor? ETA

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Both my kids are sick, been sick for a while. They need to see a doctor. I have a 18mo and a 5mo old. The Urgent Care here has CURTAINS between rooms not WALLS. Their actual doctor is 2 hours away. I want to take them to urgent care, but how do I prevent a very active toddler from running room to room, throwing a fit, and not listening...and hold a 5mo old baby and probably breast feed her?

I called hubby to see if he can get off work for an hour or so to help, I feel really bad..


ETA:

Anyways, we just got back. My toddler is not interested in snacks and toys. He is interested in things he cannot have. He would not lay or sit in the bed. He had to run all over the place. When the dr looks at him, I have to hold him in my lap tightly, holding his arms down, while he thrashes and screams, bites, and tries to hit. I do discipline my child. The only way to calm down my 5mo old is to breastfeed her. If I put my 18mo old in a stroller, he will do everything and anything to be destructive. He will thrash himself, trying to knock the stroller offer, he will pull on anything he can reach. Toys and snacks do not interest him.

by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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Mrs.Pedro
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM
I'd put baby in a carrier(sling/wrap/front carrier) and toddler in a stroller. I use my phone to keep my almost 18m/o busy and toys.
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BEXi
by BEXi on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I would give my kids my phone if I needed to stall for quiet time.

                                                         
                                          
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Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Stroller like other pp said.

elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Bring snacks and toys! 

anyotherday
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Quoting BoxxyBabee:


Quoting proudmommy690:

Stroller.

He will scream and cry if restrained

put the baby in the stroller then? you are over complicating things

danie24
by Ruby Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM

 I used a child harness (monkey backpack).

Had a little pocket on the back to keep a small snack and toy.. and I was able to loop it around my wrist so I could keep little one close and also have my hands to do what I needed with baby.

lovemysnugbugs
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Pack a bag with toys, snacks, books, things to keep him occupied. Make him sit on the bed. My kids were close together like that too - and sometimes it was tough but you'll manage.
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blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Stroller. Bring toys, crayons and a coloring book to keep the toddler occupied.
ErikaRobin
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Then you keep him occupied with a game.  

It's better than having him running around. 


He's 18 months old.  You have no practice with this yet?  How to you go ANYWHERE with the two of them? 

The only other option for you is to chase the 18 month old around while you have the five month old in a sling or a wrap.  Do you at least have one of those?

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Quoting proudmommy690:

Stroller.

He will scream and cry if restrained


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notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, stroller and bring toys and snacks to keep him entertained.


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