Watching videos helped but Graham nursed roughly eight times a day and Harrison had zero interest in watching that much television. Snacks helped too but I couldn't always coordinate Graham's feeding times with Harrison's snack times.
Finally, a friend suggested putting together some "special toys" for Harrison that were only allowed to come out when Mommy was nursing. Further, she recommended purchasing a variety of things and to rotate them so that the activities/toys stayed new and exciting. I went to the dollar store and to Target's dollar spot and stocked up on inexpensive things that I hoped would keep him occupied and out of mischief while I nursed Graham.
In the end, Harrison enjoyed his "special nursing toys" and it made feeding times so much easier for me!
One of my friends is currently pregnant with her second baby, due in January. Her first-born son is a busy, busy boy! I thought she might like to have a box of items in her arsenal for those times she just needs her sweet ball of energy to occupy himself for a moment or two, so I put together a Busy Box for her.
A basket full of darling finger puppets, purchased at Ikea.
The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown
Ribbon-wrapped burp cloths for baby.
So now my friend has at least five new activities to pull off the shelf when the occasion calls for it! An inexpensive, yet meaningful and functional gift!