Expecting a Second Baby? A Trip to the Toy Store May Help Prepare the First Child; Here's Why! by Cheryl Leahy

Parenting
2 years ago
Expecting a Second Baby? A Trip to the Toy Store May Help Prepare the First Child; Here's Why!

Although my toddler proudly states that he is going to be a big brother, I wanted to give him a better idea of what this new role actually means. I decided to take him on a shopping trip to purchase a baby doll. He has practiced:

  • singing to her
  • rocking her
  • feeding her
  • changing her
  • comforting her

I am amazed at the interest and compassion he has shown, and feel that it will better prepare him for the inevitable change that a new baby will bring. 

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