How to prepare 19 month old for the arrival of his new baby sister...

Andrea - posted on 01/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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We are expecting a new baby in March and wondering if anyone has any tips on how to prepare our 19 month old? I am afraid he will be very jealous!!

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Andrea - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Karen:

We are trying to prepare our 28 month old for the arrival of her baby brother. She loves to rough house and tries to jump on my belly. I have to tell her to be soft, there is a baby in there. I ask her if she is going to help mommy rock the baby, dress the baby and so forth, she replies yes to everything, but changing the diaper. She also points to her belly to show me where the baby is. I have encouraged her daddy to begin taking her on daddy daughter outings and for him to start spending more one on one time with her without me! She looks forward to them and hopefully will continue to after the baby comes.



Thanks for the tips, and good luck!  : )

Andrea - posted on 01/16/2009

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Quoting Cindy:

Oh Lord I'm trying to figure out how to prepare my 2 yr old for her baby brother!! She's so hilarious, because if you ask her where her baby brother is she lifts up her shirt, points to her belly and says BELLY!



Too cute!!  Good luck : )

Karen - posted on 01/15/2009

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We are trying to prepare our 28 month old for the arrival of her baby brother. She loves to rough house and tries to jump on my belly. I have to tell her to be soft, there is a baby in there. I ask her if she is going to help mommy rock the baby, dress the baby and so forth, she replies yes to everything, but changing the diaper. She also points to her belly to show me where the baby is. I have encouraged her daddy to begin taking her on daddy daughter outings and for him to start spending more one on one time with her without me! She looks forward to them and hopefully will continue to after the baby comes.

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Oh Lord I'm trying to figure out how to prepare my 2 yr old for her baby brother!! She's so hilarious, because if you ask her where her baby brother is she lifts up her shirt, points to her belly and says BELLY!

Andrea - posted on 01/15/2009

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Thanks for the tips! We did get him a baby Elmo that he seems to like alot - but we will try the idea about the book! He loves books!



Thanks again!

Christina - posted on 01/15/2009

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My mother got my son a book all about babies. He loves to read it and if you ask him what the baby says he will tell you "wah-wah". Another idea we are using is he now has a baby doll. At first my husband didn't approve because he was a boy, but this way he is learning that he has to be gentle with a baby. He loves to put is doll to sleep and sing her songs. Hope this helps!

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