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We are expecting baby #2. How do we welcome a new baby and keep the other child involved?

My son is 16 months and will be 2 when this one is born.

  • Liz
    Dec 06

    That is not too bad. My daughter was 14 months when we welcomed our second baby. And get ready because the first months are incredibly hard!!! So enjoy now and get all the rest that you can. 😬😬

  • Sarah
    Dec 07

    Talk about the baby a lot. What the baby might be like ex: crying, needing snuggles with Mom, Dad and big sibling, hungry and sleepy.

  • Kennedy
    Dec 07

    My daughter is 16 months and my son is 2 months. Not going to lie, there will be moments where you just want to run away. Lol. But with that being said, my daughter has such a great and wonderful bond with her brother. Let your son help out with tasks that you do with the new baby. Like changing and getting the little one dressed. I let my daughter pass me wipes and help pick out her brothers clothes. Also when my sons sleeping I make sure to do activities with my daughter. ☺️

  • Bhavana
    Dec 07

    I agree with @kennedy. My daughter just turned 2 when my younger daughter was born. We kept telling her about the baby before the little one was born. Bought her a book that we would read to her called you are a big sister. Then when the baby came home we gave our older one a gift from the baby ( little book bag) that she can take to daycare. Also asked her to help changing diapers. Singing to her. Anything I could do to interact with each other. But at time when the baby would cry my older would cry for no reason. If I am holding the baby she wanted to be held. It’s hard when both are so close in age but it gets better with time.