The Baby Blogs. Day 20 – 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.
Here is the last in the 20 Day Baby Blogs – hope you found them helpful.
Do let me know and do feel free to pass them on to friends and family.
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 20 Help your older child feel important.
Get your older child involved in tasks to help e.g. “Bring me a nappy and the wipes, please,” or “Let’s dress and bathe Freddie together.”
Feeling needed helps many children relish the older sibling role.
Then thank your older child by saying, “Thank you for being such a good big sister (or big brother).”
With a little parental guidance, siblings can grow up to be close pals and great friends. Friends come and go, but family is forever.