how do little girls react to having a newborn brother?


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Krystal - posted on 06/02/2010




my daughter was a month away from being two when her baby brother was born. I told her about there being a baby in my tummy when it was obviouse on the outside, then I pointed out babies at the store and church and stuff and got her really interested in babies. after he was born she wanted to help take care of him and hold him. She's like another little mamma to him. she gives him his binky when he cries and up untill recently she never wanted anyone but me and her dad to touch him. She tells him good morning and says "Hey, you" in a loving sing song voice. You can tell she loves him!

Heather - posted on 05/26/2010




My freind hadtwins when her daughter was about 2. She just wantedto help out. It was a little nerve wracking cause she didn't always know about being gentle, and did sometimes just want mommy back, but giving hersomething to do to help, and talking to her about what was going on helped.

Sara - posted on 05/24/2010




My daughter was 16 months old when my son was born and from day one she was excited to hold him and love on him and still is a year later. They love eachother so much and see was my big helper then and still is now.

Jamie - posted on 05/24/2010




My daughter was 18months when her lil bro was born, It was overwelling at first because she wanted my attention more than I could give,but since she was at the stage she wanted to help me with everday things, I utilized that and put her to work helping me with bubby. She got the diapers n wipes for me,She picked out his clothes, She sat next to me at every feeding n held the cloth to wipe his mouth for me, lol She even wanted to help burp him. I only had problems with her wanting to pick him up, n she succeded once. Then we got her a baby doll with bottle n everything n she mimiced everything I did.Now that hes 1 they play together pretty well n now that hes walking if he falls she says uh oh bubby get up n keeps him him going. If he gets into something hes not supposed to then she tattles on him, but she still gives him lots of kisses n hugs!! I have a feeling they are gonna be close, but fight alot in the teen years. lol

Laura - posted on 05/12/2010




i have a 2yo Girl and live with my niece who just had a little boy in feb, i kept telling her before the baby was born that there was a little baby in there and soon he will be sleeping in his room, i know this might be a little different from a brother but i am always helping her with her son, as she is very young and doesn't know how to look after a new born, i let my daughter help us out when ever she wants i ALWAYS ask her if she wants to help change the baby and bath the baby that way im not just giving my nephew all the attention, she is a part of it, and she LOVES it!! I'm sure they are going to grow up to be the best of friends.

Sue - posted on 04/06/2010




My daughter was 2 years and 4 months old when her brother was born and she adored him from word go and still does (they are 8 and 10 now) I don't think that there is anything specific you can do to make this happen but just remember your daughter came first and was used to all your attention so try (and is hard) to still give one to one attention and tell her you still love her just as much as you did before.

Crystina - posted on 02/16/2010




Well at first my daughter wasnt too sure what to think but they are now 2 and 4 and they love each other so much, they are more friends than siblings.

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