My daughter is almost two and I am due in August. She went through a lot in the past year (last October me and her father split), she had to get use to a new guy in my life, and now she is going to have to get use to a new baby and step-brother (which isn't so bad because he is only around every other weekend). I now things have changed a lot, but how do I help her do this transition from being an only child to having a little brother or sister?Answer Question
Answer by sidzwif at 12:08 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Buy books about being a big sister, things like that. just keep letting her know about the new baby, let her help with decorating or setting up for the baby. It does seem like she has gone through a lot so I hope she adjusts well. Good luck.
Answer by Navymama at 12:09 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by happyathomemum at 12:09 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by kinzleysmommy at 12:12 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by ramita at 12:19 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
My ex and I split when my daughter was only 6 months. She is now almost 2 1/2 yrs old, and I'm expecting any day now with my fiances baby. My daughter also had to get used to a new "daddy" figure as well as his three boys. Kids are really resilient! You'll be surprised on how well she will handle this new change as well. My ex-husband just had a new baby with his girlfriend, and my daughter has done wonderful. No fits, tantrums or acting out. Just keep in mind to let her experience as much as possible with you while your pregnant. I think the ideas of her helping to get things ready, and knowing there is a baby in your belly really have helped my daughter. But it is also important to make sure she won't feel left out. Set aside time for just her after the baby comes. Make sure she knows that you haven't forgotten her. This will help to reasure her of her spot in your family. Good Luck!!!
Answer by angel012682 at 1:25 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 3:40 PM on Feb. 25, 2009