How To Prepare Your Child For The New Baby

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Written By: Felecia Causey
Model: Monique Harris and Daughter

I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my son, my daughter was a year and a half at the time. She was not very interested in me sharing that I had a baby in my stomach, and that she will soon become a big sister. I continued to explain it to her, all the way until the day he arrived.

 We did maternity photos, and even then she was nonchalant the whole session.

She really didn't grasp that she had someone to share her mom with until the day she saw him in my arms. She automatically became jealous.

The three best advice I can give you on preparing your child for the new baby.

1. You want to make sure that during your pregnancy, you are spending time with the soon to be brother/sister as much as possible.

2. No matter how many times it takes, continue to tell them about the baby, even if he or she acts unconcerned or have no interest on the conversation.

3. The day you introduce your child to the edition to the family, make sure you are giving them both equal amount of time as much as you can. Yes, that may be hard, because babies are demanding, but when the new baby is asleep, it's the perfect time to spend one on one time with your oldest.

I know as a mother it will become overwhelming, trying to adjust, and making sure you are giving each child your attention. Just remember you are doing fine and breathe. If someone offers help, don't feel like you have to be superwoman. Your kids, know you love them.

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