Mommy tip for nursing moms

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Nursing Box

My sweet children are growing up way too fast...I'm thankful that the Lord gave me the opportunity to spend so much time with them.  I job shared only 2 days a week when they were young and have worked at their school throughout their elementary ages. 
 My daughter just moved on to middle school - - sniff, sniff.  But my son is still with me at elementary.  
Anyway I have a tip for younger mom's with a baby and a toddler.  When my son arrived I created a nursing box and whenever I was feeding him I would pull it down off the shelf and let her play with those special toys only when I was feeding him.  When he was all done the nursing box went right back up in the nursery closet.  She would get so excited and say, " Is it time to feed Josh yet?"  It really helped so she was busy and felt special during that time.  
I don't still have the box I decorated for her ( it's been 10 years ) but here is an could use a cute Easter basket, decorate a tub with cricut letters, etc.  This is actually a babysitting basket my daughter made in girl scouts for when she babysits -- I just wanted to give you an example. :o)

tips for new moms, nursing box idea
I remember her favorite thing in the box was a Clifford magnetic book where you could move the magnets of Clifford and his friends around on the different pages, there was also coloring, crayons and stuffed animals.  You pick special things you know your child would enjoy.  You really have to be clear though that it only comes out when you are feeding the baby so there are no behavior issues.  Luckily I never had any behavior problems, she understood that it was only for that time - she was almost 2 1/2 though.
Hope that helps and you can have some sanity while you are trying to nurse your new sweet baby and keep your other precious one entertained.


  1. I love the freebie! I have a student in 2nd grade who still has difficulty with numbers. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Hi Vicky,
    I'm glad you contact me! Great blog -I'm your newest follower.

  3. Tag, you're it! Come to my blog to play along!
    Teaching, Learning, & loving

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  5. I will have to keep this in mind when baby number 2+ comes. Such a great idea. Thanks for posting.

  6. YOU'RE IT...You've been tagged. Head over to my blog to find why and what you need to do next?

    Happy Easter~

  7. Thanks for the encouraging words on my blog. Being a new blogger I love seeing all of the printables. How do you do those? I have great ideas but just not sure how to make them.
    I love the missing number freebie. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Vicky, thanks for stopping by our blog and becoming a follower! We are happy to be following your cute blog as well!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  9. Great idea Vicky!!! :)

    I tagged you too! :) Come on by to check it out! And have a great Easter weekend!!! :)

  10. Hi Vicky! It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog and for following it! I love your blog and am also your newest follower. I can't wait to see what your next blog will be about!

  11. Thanks for being my first follower! I love your blog, can't wait to look around at your wonderful activities!!!

  12. Thanks for the freebie! I tagged you in my most recent post! Check it out!

    Elyse @ My Life With a Cherry on Top

  13. I'm your newest follower! The nursing box...what a great idea!!

    I just tagged you on my blog...head on over there to check it out and grab a freebie while you're there! :)


  14. YOU'RE IT...You've been tagged. Head over to my blog to find why and what you need to do next.

  15. YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!! ~ I hope you will play. Come on over to my blog to find out what to do next.

    Lovely Little Learners

  16. You have a very cute blog! I am now a follower!

    By the way, you have been tagged! Come on over to my blog to check out what to do next!

    The Polka-dotted Teacher

  17. Fabulous idea!

    You’ve been tagged! Check out my blog.

    Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

  18. Hooray! I found you! I've been reading your old posts. The one about your mom made me tear up - but I love that you're all believers and know we'll see our loved ones in heaven one day.
    It was wonderful meeting you!!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  19. Vicky...I wanted to talk to you!!! I had to leave and it was a big blur at the end:( Next time...let's chat...a lot!!! Thanks great blogging peep:) I am so glad you are all believers too. See you soon!!!

  20. Tag...You're It! Stop by to see what I mean :)

    Twirlybird Teaching

  21. I've just tagged you! Stop by my blog to see your questions if you would like to play. =)

  22. Hi Vicky, Thanks for checking out my blog and following!! I'm hoping to get it up and going soon and share some of my classroom and Motherhood ideas. I especially love this idea - while I've only got the one atm, we're hoping two close together, and this is a great way to keep the older one entertained whilst feeding. Thanks for sharing! It's great to talk to other mum-teachers! Look forward to keeping in touch with each other