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Roxanna - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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hi all im new here i have adaughter who is two in august and im expecting my 2nd child on the 18th of december,my daughter as started becoming abit of a handful.x

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Nikki - posted on 06/10/2009

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My little boy is being very vocal to put it mildly... i have a new baby, 6 weeks, and he absolutely adores her, we get him involved with her and hes always kissing and cuddling and talking to her.. hes a fab big brother but he still has these tantrums.. My HV insists its perfectly normal and to ride it out cos itll pass. My best tactic has been to ignore any tantrums and not reward it by giving him any attention... he soon calsm down when her realises hes not getting his own way, if he does get too bad to get through to though he has 2 minutes time out which sometimes sorts it enough to talk to him and get him to talk about how he feels though.
I have had a few incidents out and about, when i was about 8 months pregnant when he threw a huge tantrum in the middle of the supermarket... v embarassing but you know what? its not your fault and if anyone stares or comments with anything but sympathy, they either have no children or were very unusual so arent worth paying attention to anyway :o) kids strop, its how they express themselves when theyre learning how to extress themselves x good luck x

Tammy - posted on 06/10/2009

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It sounds like your daughter is very much aware of there being another baby on the way, so she may be responding to her feeligns the only way she can and that is doing things to get your attention negative or positive, start now by introducing her to your new addition, play with baby dolls, show her how to bathe the baby, change the diaper, baby alive dolls are the greatest, they giggle, eat, and need changing. Also, when the new baby comes, you are going to be so busy with him or her that your daughter may not feel like she is getting your attention so it may get worse....to avoid this involve your daughter with feedings, bathing, changing, and walking the baby. Best wishes!!

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