I definately agree that figuring out how to do places with two is a challenge. Mine are much farther apart in age than yours, so I have a 1.5 but my older one is 7. That's hard in it's own way, because she can't even enter the "toddler" places at Pelase Touch. But at least she doesn't run off!
My one approach is to go places with another mom and her kid. At least then there is some amount of one person watching one child while another needs a diaper change.
Also I try to find an enclosed area for my one year old to play - my issue with the new Please Touch design actually is how "open concept" it is - why is that good for kids? They like small cozy places. I liked more separated areas, so there is less wandering around.
Something like Sesame Place would be hard I think with 1 and 3 year olds on your own. I'd stick to playground and library, less ambitious.
Mama to my sweet girls: (2/02) and (2/08) and 3/11 and new baby (5/14)
Also, decide if you want to do water stuff or dry stuff and stick to that.
Please touch, I went to the older one with just 2 kids, when they were 3 and 1 but have only gone with DH since I have three kids now.
I would recommend asking a friend who has a little bit older child or no children to come along with you if you do not feel comfortable going on your own.
Fall is a really fun time to go to Sesame, school is back in and the crowds die down!!
Take care and good luck!
Jen, mama to (M-13, N- 10, C- 8 J- 3.5, and J -2, A (10/4/07) and 3 early losses)
We are expecting baby #7 in November 2013
I think Please Touch could work out ok, depending on your particular kids. Yes, write your cell number on the child's arm with a sharpie, and teach them how to point it out if they are lost.
I take mine to the zoo pretty often, but my older ds is 4.5, so I'm sure he's more predictable. He can even help keep an eye on his brother.
I love the idea of writing a cell number on a kids arm with a sharpie!
Already!?!?! ~ Lori, doula, childbirth educator, wife to Jermaine 6/04, and mom to two happy and energetic boys - Tatum 6/06 and Keegan 3/09