changes for my 2 year old

Nicky - posted on 09/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




my 2 year old is use to being the center of attention. am worried about him feeling left out when the new baby comes how do i handle that?


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I did a lot of talking and explaining to my daughter before her sister was born. We talked about how the baby will need Mama to hold her and feed her. We talked about how she, the big sister, could help Mama. And now that the baby is here, the big sister has lots of jobs and it makes her feel very important. She gets the diapers and wipes for me when baby needs changing. She sings to the baby when the baby cries. She rocks the cradle to help the baby fall asleep. I make sure that big sister knows how important these jobs are.


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Just make sure to spend lots of time with him after the new baby is here. Make sure he still feels loved and their shouldn't be too much of a problem. Jealousy is normal but he will get past it. I wouldn't punish him for getting jealous though, that will make it worse.

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