Posted in Behavior, Siblings, Babies, Toddlers

Does anyone have any tips for getting my two year old more interested in his 3 month old brother?

He acts like he doesn’t exist. And is a little jealous, even though I give him tons of one on one time. The most interactions I’ve seen was him poking the baby in the eye. 😕

  • Ashley
    Aug 21, 2018

    My 2 year old was the same way when baby sister came in the picture. He would just point to her and say "baby sissy" (we always pointed to my stomach and said that so he caught onto that from day 1). It wasn't until just recently, at 7m, that he has started interacting with her. He will hand her toys, take toys away, hand her bottles, try to pick her up.... It's been interesting. I think it's because she started crawling. Ive also been keeping her on the floor for the last month so they're forced to be on the same level. As a newborn she was always in my arms or put away in a bassinet.

  • Angela
    Aug 21, 2018

    Don't push it. Your 2 yo will become more interested when the baby becomes more interesting!

  • Kristin
    Aug 21, 2018

    I’ve just gone through this exact phase this year with my littles 😄 big brother got a lot more interested in little sister when she could play with him a little better. When she was old enough to laugh at what he did, I would have her “chase” him around and they would have fun that way. He warmed up a ton after that 💜

  • Summer
    Aug 21, 2018

    I had the same thing with my five-year-old stepson when my son was born. He even started wetting his pants again at five years old. We only get my step son every other weekend so it’s not like he was around him on a daily basis but I just started asking for his help and saying oh I told the baby you were coming this Weekend and he got so excited to see his big brother. They’re pretty much OK now.