How to deal?

Erin - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I had my first child at a young age, and he was the only child for 7 yrs. Now we have a new baby, and the older one is doing everything he can to get attention. I thought because he was older the jealousy thing wouldn't happen. Can anyone give me advice about how to explain to him that there is no need to be jealous?

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Lindsay - posted on 10/02/2009

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I would just try to make some extra special time with him. Assure him that even though there's a new addition to the family, that doesn't make his role any less important. I'm sure everyone's fussing over the new baby that used to fuss over him. Try to include him as much as you can with the baby but also do stuff that's not related to the baby. I'm sure it will take some time but he will adjust.

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