Pregnant and has a 2-year old who doesn't want a baby!!

Razan - posted on 08/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i am pregnant and trying to introduce the idea of having a new baby to my son, who is 2 years old. he doesn't seem to like it. any ideas of how to get him to be OK with it??

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I'm pregnant with my second, and I talk to my two year old about all the "fun" stuff we will do with the baby. She rocks her baby dolls and feeds them with a toy bottle. So I talk about when the baby comes out of mama's belly that she can help rock the baby and sing to the baby.

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My daughter was 2 when I was pregnant with my son. I would refer to the baby as "our" baby, so she would feel like a part of the process, rather than feel like she was being replaced. When it close to time for the birth, I took her to buy a present for her to give the baby. I also gave her a present when he was born. We called it big sister day. She still talks about it 3 years later.

Renee - posted on 08/07/2010

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My son was 22mos when my daughter was born. I was really worried about how he would react to having a baby in the house and no longer having Mommy's 100% attention. We would ask my son "where's Mama's baby?" and show him my belly and say "there it is". We also stopped calling him my "baby" but was now my "little man". He "helped" set up her room and crib. After she was born he kept looking at my belly wondering where "baby" went. He turned out to be a big helper with the baby after a few days when he realized she was here to stay. He brings me her diapers, helps makes bottles, plays with her on floor, etc. He also calls her "my baby". When ever she is sleeping I give him all of my attention so he knows that I still love him too. We also let him hold his baby sister when he is sitting on the couch.

Alice - posted on 08/07/2010

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sometime they dnt understand. my oldest was 20 months wen i had my second and i tried to get him to understand but he didnt until he saw the baby but then it takes time to get used to havin a younger brother or sister

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