The Baby Blogs. Day 18 – Preparing Your Older Child for Your New Arrival
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Having a new baby is very exciting but your older child may worry about what all the changes may mean to them as for the last year or two they have probably been the centre of your universe so it’s a good idea to prepare them for this exciting new arrival.
Here’s my Amazon best selling book “Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children” which is bursting with lots more of my tips and ideas.
Sibling Showdown & Meltdown ! Even if you do everything I’ve just suggested, your child will still act up at times. These problems are a normal part of becoming an older sibling. Here’s how to tackle them:
Tip 18 Have “My Special Time” Just help each of your children to feel equally important and equally valued.
Just find a natural 15 minutes in your busy day to just be with your older sibling.
Time to let your toddler just be with you — on your lap, cuddling and talking or reading a story – while the new baby naps.
Even 15 minutes a day of holding can make a difference.