WHEN 2 BE­COMES 3

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - The Buzz -

It’s no se­cret that her Royal High­ness the Duchess of Cam­bridge is ex­pect­ing bub num­ber three, but did you know she and Prince Wil­liam are break­ing a royal tra­di­tion by hav­ing a third baby? Kate and Wills are the first royal cou­ple in the Queen’s im­me­di­ate fam­ily to have more than two chil­dren – the tra­di­tional ‘heir and spare’ in 58 years. But while the roy­als have plenty of re­sources on hand, we asked ev­ery­day mums who went from two to three chil­dren to share their ad­vice:

Jodi Wil­son, blog­ger at www.prac­tis­ingsim­plic­ity.com

“OLDER SIBLINGS MUST STEP UP – NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT. WHILE YOU FEED YOUR THIRD BABY, THE OLDER CHIL­DREN HAVE TO FIND THEIR CLOTHES, BUT­TER THEIR TOAST AND PACK THEIR SCHOOL BAG ON THEIR OWN.”

Juliet Pot­ter, mum to Ash, Lola and Gia

“AL­LOW TIME OUT FOR YOUR­SELF; KEEP UP AN EX­ER­CISE REGIMEN, READ A BOOK! AND ENLIST AS MANY ‘VIL­LAGE PEO­PLE’ AS YOU CAN TO DEL­E­GATE WHEN YOU CAN’T DO OR DON’T FEEL LIKE DO­ING (EASY FOR KATE!).”

Sab­rina Rogers-An­der­son, mum to Ara­bella, Estelle and Ge­orgina

“TAKE 10 MIN­UTES A DAY TO DROP EV­ERY­THING AND JUST SIT DOWN WITH YOUR KIDS – YOU’LL ALL FEEL MUCH BET­TER FOR IT.”

Jane Need­ham, mum to Stella and twins Ro­nan and An­gus

“DIVIDE AND CON­QUER IS MY RULE: SEND ONE TO A FRIEND, ONE OFF WITH DAD, AND DO SOME­THING SPE­CIAL WITH THE RE­MAIN­DER.”

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