This is a discussion on How To Prepare Your Child For a New Sibling within the General Parenting Discussion forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; One of my biggest worry these days is how Lauren would react when we bring home the newborn. I tried ...
One of my biggest worry these days is how Lauren would react when we bring home the newborn. I tried my best to explain to Lauren that in this big belly of mine, is her 'mei mei' (younger sister in chinese), but she doesn't seem to get the concept of another baby. In fact, she still refer to herself as THE 'baby'.
I imagine being in her position. She is used to be the only child. She currently spends all her waking time with me; she gets a hug whenever she runs to me; we go for walks and playgroups together; but soon this will all change. In the early days, I'll spend most of my time nursing the new baby, Lauren might feel left out. How can I show her that I still love her just as much?
How To Prepare Your Older Child For A New Baby ~ The Chill Mom