The Baby Blogs. Day 7 – 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.
Tip 7. Prepare your sibling for the special occasion.
While you’re in the hospital, your toddler or older child is probably more interested in what’s going to happen to them than what’s going to happen to you !
Here’s where you begin using the marketing term “something special.”
Tell your toddler, for example, that while you are in the hospital, “Grandma is coming to our house and you’ll bake cupcakes together and play in the garden”
And while you’re in the hospital, encourage lots of positive, upbeat, enthusiastic visits from your older child so you don’t have to bring home a stranger.