i need help my 3yr old daughter is very jealous of her 5mnth old brother... any thoughts??

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Jade - posted on 06/14/2009

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mines 2 and went thru same fase with her baby bro at 6 mnths, we brought her a toy from him which she was impressed with and made sure she had our time on her own, we even left him to cry for a while every now and then to read her a book. she got used to him we even let her hold him and help us give him a bottle

Kim - posted on 06/13/2009

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Maybe you could get your daughter her own "baby" that she could take care of. You could maybe show her how to take care of her baby by watching you do things for your 5 month old.

Renee - posted on 06/13/2009

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My 3 yr old daughter is great with her 6 month old brother. She spends alot of time entertaining him because that helps me. I showed her game that she can do with him like peek-a-boo. She will sing to him or "read" him a story. I allow her to touch him as much as she wants so long as he is not eating or sleeping- even if she's not always as gentle as she should be. Sometimes I put him in the walker and she will push him aroun the house. When I change his diaper she gets to throw it away- so she's helping me. I also try to make sure that we spend some girl-time without him. I have my huband take him out for the evening and we paint our nails, make popcorn, and cuddle up with a movie. I also have a 5 yr old girl who really wasn't phased much, except that she leared to use the tv remote after her brother was born. It was more of a right of passage for her. I don't let her cut in on his feedings because that is MY bonding time with the baby.

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Laura - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting laura:

i have a eighteen month old son and a seven month old daughter. my son was a bit jelous at the beginning when she was born. but my son got over it in five days. the only thing that can be done is show them both the same amount of attention by playing with them both at the same time. ur daughter might feel a bit left out without you realising it which isn't your fault. it can sometimes just happen. kids can sometimes shy away because they know they have to share both parents with each other, so thats something every child has to get use to. my son wipes my daughter's mouth so she's clean why i'm feeding her, passes me a nappy when i am changing her, he will play with her, kisses her on the cheak, cuddles her and holds hands with her. i hope i've been some help to you. this is what i did with my children and they are very close.


 

Laura - posted on 06/15/2009

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i have a eighteen month old son and a seven month old daughter. my son was a bit jelous at the beginning when she was born. but my son got over it in five days. the only thing that can be done is show them both the same amount of attention by playing with them both at the same time. ur daughter might feel a bit let out without you realising it which isn't your fault. it can sometimes just happen. kids can sometimes shy away. my son wipes my daughter's mouth so she's clean why i'm feeding her, he will play with here, kisses her on the chek, cuddles here and holds hands with her. i hope i've been some help to you. this is what i did with my children and they are very close.

Renee - posted on 06/13/2009

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My 3 yr old daughter is great with her 6 month old brother. She spends alot of time entertaining him because that helps me. I showed her game that she can do with him like peek-a-boo. She will sing to him or "read" him a story. I allow her to touch him as much as she wants so long as he is not eating or sleeping- even if she's not always as gentle as she should be. Sometimes I put him in the walker and she will push him aroun the house. When I change his diaper she gets to throw it away- so she's helping me. I also try to make sure that we spend some girl-time without him. I have my huband take him out for the evening and we paint our nails, make popcorn, and cuddle up with a movie. I also have a 5 yr old girl who really wasn't phased much, except that she leared to use the tv remote after her brother was born. It was more of a right of passage for her. I don't let her cut in on his feedings because that is MY bonding time with the baby.

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