Having Another Baby? 3 Things to Keep in Mind When It Comes to Older Siblings by Toni Graham

Having Another Baby? 3 Things to Keep in Mind When It Comes to Older Siblings

Having another child brings a new dynamic to your family. We are four days new to this, and making sure older siblings are happy is so important. Here's some recommendations for keeping the peace!

  • Talk to them. Discuss what’s going on and how they fit in with a new baby.
  • Give them Mama time. Babies need a lot of attention, and when your body feels like it has been hit by a car after childbirth, getting the motivation to play with an energetic 3-year-old is difficult, but so important. Let them know you’re still here for them.
  • Everything they do around Baby is not wrong. There is so much temptation to say “no” to everything a younger sibling wants to do. "Can I touch Baby?" "Can I hold Baby?" Find ways to say “yes.”

Let them know they are still important and enjoy this exciting time!

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wonderful tips, For You son Our lessons and adventures for our boys - congratulations on the new member of your family! #cheers
Toni Graham
Thank you @elisa. So glad people are liking these. Got a lot more tips coming so please follow us if you like what you've seen so far. We've got the benefit of current experience at the moment with this new little guy!
Tori Ulrich
Find ways to say 'yes' -- so great! Congrats mama! Take good care of you too!
Toni Graham
Thank you @tori. Papa has eight weeks of work here in NZ so we are getting super dooper care! Thanks for stopping by our tip and leaving this comment. We appreciate it. Nga mihi!

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