Tammy - posted on 08/23/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
my daughter turned 2 in may, and will be over 2 1/2 when her brother or sister is born in Jan. she likes to crawl up onto our bed in the morning and play or plays with me like she is used to during the day. the only problem when she does this is that she either hits, runs into, or climbs over my belly. when she does i keep telling her to be careful that there is a baby in mommy's belly, but it doesn't seem to do any good. I have shown her some ultrasound pictures, the 3D ultrasound video and other pictures of when when i was pregnant with her or right after she was born but she either walks away uninterested or just asks if i see the baby. i would show her real living babies but my friends that just had children are several states away and there aren't any little ones in our apartment complex to show her either, so i am out of ideas on what to do to help her understand before the baby arrives so that she doesn't think its a magic doll or something since she has a few baby dolls she plays with.
Has anyone had to deal with this before or are you going through this now? if so do you have any advice on how i can help my daughter understand?