Toddler jealous of newborn

Nicole - posted on 09/07/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 2 year old son seems to be jealous towards my newborn son. He doesn't get any less attention than he did before and we try to include him as much as possible with the baby's care. He just started this the last few days (my baby is now 4 weeks old). He has now stared crying every time he sees me or his dad holding or feeding the baby. If we are feeding he will try to take the bottle away from the baby and if the baby is sleeping with his paci he will take it an hide it. I just need to find some kind of solution because this is especially hard when my hubby goes to work (he works offshore).


Michelle - posted on 09/08/2013




Yes he is getting less attention than he did before. Before you had another child he got your FULL attention and now it's divided between a newborn (who is COMPLETELY dependent on you) and him.

You need to try and explain that the role of a big brother is to help look after his little brother. Get him to help you like getting his nappy/diaper, holding his brother when he needs a feed or even choosing his brother's outfit for the day.

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