two year old and new born how will she cope

Sonia - posted on 11/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Im a bit nerves as te time is coming near how hard will it be with a new born a a two year old going through her trouble twos willm she calm down or get worse. She already loves to help out when my two month nephew comes over she wants to feed him and change him and wants to sit there the whole time i have him it to cute lol idk yet if its cause she knows he will be leaving soon or what cause its going to be different when her brother gets here he wont be going any where.

How can i get her prepared that she wont be the only child anymore and she has to share mommy now?

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Sarah - posted on 11/20/2012

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Nothing is really going to totally prepare her or either you. It will be an adjustment for the both of you, but you both will adjust :). Things you can do is to talk about it. Allow her to share her feelings. Read books about siblings being added to a family. Do some role playing with her baby dolls. Also get her used to not being carried as much or on your lab as much. If she is use to being carried have her hold your hand and walk. Sometimes instead of having her sit on your lap have her sit next to you.....this will help when you are feeding the baby. When baby comes there might be some jealousy....that is normal. Try to get some one-on-one time with her in the day. Also try to point out how special being the big sister is. Let her help get the diapers, wipes, toys, etc. And then praise her for doing that.

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