what is baby bunching?

  • Baby Bunching™ is two years of pregnancy and back-to-back infants and toddlers with nary a break for you. Baby Bunching means chaos for you, and your little twiblings. No worries, they become good friends as a result of your bunching strategy. You will become strong, creative, organized, calm and at peace with your new lifestyle without even realizing it.

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Feb 18, 2009


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Tara Pringle Jefferson

Those are all great tips. I haven't ventured out to the playground solo with my bunch yet, but I feel it's coming this summer. Our neighborhood playground is nice, but like you pointed out, a lot of bigger kids play there and my 2-year-old and 6-month-old will simply be run over. We've got to figure out a good time of day to go - any suggestions?



Ugh, I hate sand. I'll take wood chips any day.

I have a sweet picnic blanket with handles - like this - http://www.bestpicnictime.com/product/sku_637-00 - that I keep in my car all summer.

Drinks are a must.

Another thing to watch out for is dogs. There's a park here (Happy Hollow in West Lafayette, IN) that has trails, and people just LOVE to let their dogs off leash, even though it's illegal. I try to avoid it during the evening hours, when I'm most likely to run into the dog unleashers. We go to that park in the morning, and Columbian Park in Lafayette, IN in the evening.

Morning tends to be the best time to go to the park with a bunch. It is easier to get everyone to leave when they're hungry and you're saying, "Hey, let's go home and have lunch!" Nap tends to be after lunch, too, so that avoids the tiredness issue.

When my youngest was a tiny baby, I would put her in the sling and let her sleep while I played with her sister. Good times!


We live in Northern Virginia and there are so many good AND bad Baby Bunching playgrounds.

--Clemyjontri (BAD for Baby Bunchers unless you have one who is in a stroller and/or carrier.) It's an awesome place to go, but if you have to keep an eye on two kids (who are mobile at once) it sucks!

--Home Depot playground (in Reston) also a Baby Bunching nightmare unless one kid is not mobile. I avoided this playground for almost a year unless it was winter I was sure no one else would be there. It has two levels. Terrible for visibility.

--We have found that many of our neighborhood playgrounds are perfect since they are small and offer many options for our kids as they grow. I love ones that have big open fields near by so people can just run and run and run.


I am from Houston, Texas, but currently living in Japan. Memorial Mall on the west side of Houston has an indoor playground that is free, and great for my 2 and 4 year old. It is the only indoor playground I know of like that in Houston. In Japan they are in almost every major mall.


I am brand new to your website and LOVE IT! Wish I had known about you girls a year ago!

I have agreed with all of your points in this post--tried many different playgrounds/water parks in the last year and all hold true.

We are expanding again soon so my bunch will (in April,) include a 2 1/2 year old, a 15 month old, and a newborn. This Spring playgrounds will be a constant!


WE are lucky in my SF neighbourhood (and I think this is true of the whole city)that the kids areas in parks are always fenced in. Mckinley park at 20th and San Bruno, and the new playground on 22nd and Wisconsin are favourites for us. However, and this is probably true for most big cities I would add "don't leave any valuables in stroller or diaper bag". Several friends have had things stolen.


I am a new baby buncher (Son-15 months, Daughter-6 weeks) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site! I ventured solo to a new playground today (for the first time). After loading up all kiddos and gear and then arriving at the playground I laughed out loud when I walked up and saw a small sign that read "For ages 5-12"... oops.

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Great tips! Really being very informative post,thanks for sharing.

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