new of two

Brenda - posted on 04/22/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and just had my son march 4th. Im struggling with trying to give babygirl the attention she needs while keeping babyboy happy. I feel likw im failing my daughter ans not giving her the mothering and attention she needs. Advice ?:/

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Shauna - posted on 04/22/2013

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I would just like to start off by saying congrats on the new baby. Second, that it is toyally normal to feel that way. I too felt that way after my second daughter was born. My oldest daughter had just turned three when my second was born. I will tell you what I did. I would take care of the baby and then I would put her to sleep around seven and then I would have an hour to hour and a half to spend with my oldest daughter before it was her bedtime. My fiances mom along with my parents would take my oldest and do stuff with her and I would stay home with the baby, and sometimes my fiances mom would take care of the baby so that I would be bale to take my oldest places and do things with her. It is rough, but it does get easier especially once they get older. My advice to you is to try some of the same things that I did. Have a family member either take your daughter and do things with her or have them watch the baby and you take her and do something with her. Also include her in things with the baby. I let my oldest hold her, feed her, and try to help change her. She would also help with her baths and I would let my oldest pick out the pjs that I put the baby in and she really enjoyed that. These are just a few ideas of some things that I did with minw. I hope this helps

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