Posted in Siblings, Multiple Children, Toddlers

Hello. I'm new here.

My monkey, he's 2. I'm due in November with his sister. He seems excited and is great at sharing anyone else expecting in November or have babies close. How to prepare him for Sissy's arrival

  • PH
    Oct 01, 2018

    Read him big brother books. We did that every night with my 4 year old and he’s been great with my 5 month old. Always include him to help (ie throw out the diapers or grabbing one for you). Praise him for helping and make mom and me days so he doesn’t start to feel left out or jealous. Good luck and congratulations!!

  • Brooke
    Oct 01, 2018

    Thank you

  • Joanne
    Oct 01, 2018

    Also I know I bottle feed and I will add the formula and water and have my step sons mix it for my son

  • Joanne
    Oct 01, 2018

    Call her his baby for example “your baby is kicking”

  • Yessenia
    Oct 01, 2018

    I’m expecting my baby girl early November and have a 3 and 2 year old. I talk to them about their baby sister coming and allow them to feel my belly when she’s moving they seem to under there is a baby in mommies tummy.

  • Becky
    Oct 01, 2018

    I have a 3 yr old and a 3 month old. Before she was born we read books about babies and talked about the baby as all of ours. After she was born he created a little family out of his stuffed animals with a mommy, daddy, big brother, and baby. This really seems to have been great for him. He will play out things and real life scenarios with his tiger family. The biggest challenge we have had is the 3 yr old not realizing/caring how big he is so we were constantly reminding him to be gentle which he seems to understand a lot more now. The worst was around 2 months old. I think it was becaise the baby wasn't a novelty anymore and he saw her as encroaching on his territory. At that point he was intentionally doing things like hugging her too tightly. We would tell him he couldn't play with the baby or me if he couldn't be nice and gentle and leave him (either he went to his room or I would take the baby to a different room) if he continued. This approach seemed to work as lately he will even tell me he is going to be gentle before even going to hug his sister.

  • Lulu
    Oct 01, 2018

    No suggestions but he is super cute!! So much personality!!

  • Jessica
    Oct 01, 2018

    I am in the exact same boat as you with an almost 2 year old and daughter on the way (Halloween) We got our son a baby doll and read him big brother books. I don’t think he gets it yet but we will make sure he gets lots of attention along with the new baby. Good luck!

  • Brooke
    Oct 02, 2018

    He has a baby doll. And he talks to her and gives her kisses and shares already so I'm hoping he does good

  • April
    Oct 03, 2018

    Me too! My son will be 2 on Saturday and I’m due at the end of November. Cheers