What age is a good age to bring another baby in the picture?

My son just turned 2 in November, & my husband and I are wanting to try to get pregnant after the first of the year, but every time we bring our son around our friends with babies, he gets too jealous and sometimes angry because we’re holding another baby. So is it a good time to bring another baby in the picture?

  • Aje
    Dec 04

    I don’t have any of my own experience with this but my sister has four little ones each about two years apart. She always prepared them for a new sibling by emphasizing their role as an older sibling. She talked about all the cool things they’d be able to do and how they’d be her special helper and stuff. After the baby came she always included them and made sure they had their own special time with mom each day. It worked well for her. Maybe try talking about all the cool things about being an older brother and include him when you hold other babies see if he starts to warm up to the idea.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 04

    My son turns 2 in December and he’s the same way. I recently found out I’m pregnant so I’ve started babysitting for a family with a 7 month old to try and get him use to the idea. It’s still not going to great a week into it but I’ve seen a little improvement!

  • Breanna
    Dec 04

    I have a two year old and I just had twins, my two year old gets jealous sometimes but most of the time he’s a lot of help! During the jealousy we have to explain it’s not nice to be mean and we work it out peacefully

  • Lindsay
    Dec 06

    My son will turn 3 in February and my daughter will be born in April/May. I am also worried about this because we have such a fantastic relationship. We try to include him in my pregnancy as much as possible. He picked out a cute Christmas outfit for her, he helped choose what books we should keep for her, we put her clothes in her dresser, etc. I think it’s helping! I also put him in preschool 2 days a week so he has his own thing. He’s loving it.

  • Candace
    Dec 06

    I have a 2 year old and 1 month old. I can say it can be really challenging dealing with two little ones that needs your attention ( let alone dealing with postpartum depression). But introducing my son to his little brother was easy because every time me and my 2 year old bonded we would talk to my belly and let him know a baby is on the way. I kept on reminding him everyday until my second son came and he was totally fine with his little brother being here. Also let him help and tell him he’s a big helper. It works.

  • Erin
    Dec 11

    I have a girl and a boy 1yr and 2 days apart and it was awesome to not have to deal with having the wrong gender tantrum. But my sisters girls are 2yrs apart and it was rough for a couple months she said

  • Jennifer
    Thursday

    I don’t think there is a magic number! My first two where 19 months apart and my third was 9 years apart from my oldest. Both experiences have been different in their own ways.