Large gap between children

Emily - posted on 09/12/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My boys are 7 years apart, currently 9 and 22 months. The older one is getting to like his baby bro but still acts out a lot for some of that attention he's SO used to getting. They don't spend a lot of time together as big bro is in school and programs - but any tips on how to handle and have fun with them together? Big bro is actually harder to handle then little bro.


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Jodi - posted on 09/12/2013




I think you need to make sure that your older boy also gets some one on one time with you - time where he has your undivided attention. This is incredibly important. He would be feeling that the baby gets your undivided attention all day when he is not there, so make sure he gets a piece of the pie too.

Ev - posted on 09/12/2013




My son and daughter are seven years apart as well. My son was younger but with a sister its different because she played mom to him too. It was a great help and they were so close. Maybe find something that they can do together to spend more time in each other's company. Go to the library, zoo, park. Just create things to do together. Even at this age range there were a lot of movies they both would watch together. Also get the older kid to read to the younger one. Do arts and crafts.

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