Getting a will be almost 2 year old boy ready for a new baby.

Kendall - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am 15 weeks so I have lots of time but I need some advice on how to prepare my 16 month old son for the new baby that is coming in mid sept. He will be 2 in November. I am just looking for a few ideas on how I can integrate all the new things that will go on with all of us, especially him, as my daughter was 5 and a half when my son was born so i am a little unsure what I can do. Please if u get the chance send some thoughts my way, Thank you.

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Kendall - posted on 03/19/2009

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thank u guys, i appreciate all the helpful hints, i will definitely keep them in mind as we get through this pregnancy, it is our last. my daughter will be 7 and my step daughter will be 4, and as u know my son will be about 22 months, so we'll see lol.

Cathy - posted on 03/19/2009

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wow we are exactly the same! i have a boy 9 1/2 boy 41/2 and daughter 3..and let me tell you the two little ones are 20 months apart and are so close..include him in on everthing with the new baby thats what i did and now that there older i do special things with just him like the movies or go on field trips through preschool just me and him they will adjust well.  let him participate and pick little things out like a blanket outfit and something special for the baby,,,and don't forget get him a shirt for the day the baby comes that reads i am the middle brother..it is too cute i did it! good luck and all will fall into place !  these two fight so much at there age but at the same time they can't get enough of each other..be patient..I hope i was helpfull..

Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009

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I was almost in this exact circumstance.  My oldes was 4 when my middle one was born and my 2 nd daughter was 22 months when my son was born.  I wish I could give some good advice, but I honestly dont know.  My daughter loved to carry babies and we tried to show her the proper way to treat her babies.  Baby get a baby doll, and let him practice holding it and teaching him those things like dont poke the babies eyes, or hit the baby, etc.  I heard somewhere that when the baby and the older siblings are all wanting you at the same time, unless its an emergency address the olders issues first.  The baby wont remember having to wait but putting the older one first will help them to know that they and their problems are still just as important as before.  We also, when my son was born, let the girls come in one at a time to see him, hold him for  a few minutes.  Then when the family was there, we made sure to give the older siblings especially my 22 month old attention also.  I hope some of this helps

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