Momma's boy.

Miranda - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is turning 2 in a week and a half and I am pregnant with my second, due on June 30th. He understands that baby is in my belly and to be gentle and loves giving kisses, but I'm worried about when baby makes it's arrival. My son doesn't mind when I hold other babies, for example his little cousin, but only for a short amount of time. After about 15 minutes, he starts reaching out for me and crying "mommy", not even daddy will suffice as a replacement. I'm a stay at home mom, so he is always around me. I'm not sure how I can make the process of having a baby brother or sister less overwhelming for him. I know I plan to spend as much time with him as possible, but it won't be as much as I do now. How can I comfort him and make him know that he isn't being replaced? I heard to just get my son to help out with the baby as much as he wants, so I'm still spending time with both. (Like helping give baths, at diaper changes (ex.grabbing a diaper or wipes)). And ideas?

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Tanya - posted on 01/24/2009

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You got it! Tell him "Our baby" Let him be as much a part of the baby as you can. Remember baby's sleep a lot so you will still be spending lots of time with your 2 year old.

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