Adjusting to the changes

Tonya - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




My sister and her husband are both in the military which are being deployed over seas in seperate places. I have taken on the resposibility of taking care of there 3 year old boy.I have a 2 year baby boy of my own and have always had just him to care for. Im really nervous of all the changes that are about to occur and was wondering in if you moms had any suggestions as to how to make this an easy as possible adjustment for me, my son and nephew. They are both used to being an only child so i know this is going to be a challege to make sure they both do not get jealous of one another!! If you have any suggestions on how i can be preparing for this big change or after he gets here, please let me know. Thanks


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User - posted on 07/19/2009




I think it's really a brave and unsefish thing that you are doing! i have 3 kids of my own and i find that if you find something for them to do together and find something that you can do with the both of them, then it's alot easier! and yes i think that if you get your nephew used to things before he comes to stay with you it will be alot better for everone. Well i hope this helped you, anymore questions that you have i will try and help you as much as i can!

Jackie - posted on 07/19/2009




It'll take a little bit of adjusting, but it really won't be that bad. It's actually a lot easier with 2 or 3. They keep each other company and since they're about the same age, they will play with the same things. My sons are 3 and 15 months and they are absolutely crazy about each other and doing everything together. Just make sure for awhile, you play games that both of them can do. You should really be fine.

Sadie - posted on 07/19/2009




i would talk to both children seperately about the changes and have your nephew round at yours staying a night etc... but im sure they willl be fine and that it wont be as bad as you think it might be... good luck

Stephanie - posted on 07/19/2009




I'm sorry that i don't have any suggestions for you, since I just had my first baby 3 months ago, but I just wanted to say that I think you are doing a brave and completely unselfish thing by taking on the care of your nephew! Your sister and brother in law are probably so greatful and thankful that their son is in the care of such a wonderful person! Kudos to you! Good luck with all the changes that are about to take place.

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