Hi, I'm currently pregnant (6 mths) and I have a 3 yr old. Well, since I got pregnant, my 3 yr old has taken it really good she has been excited about having a "little brother or sister" but I've noticed a couple of things that kind of worry me. Sometimes, she will say she has a headache. I've taken her to the dr and the dr said sometimes kids feed off of pregnant women's hormones (especially girls) and she could be sensing all the changes in my body. I thought he was full of crap but, now it kind of makes sense. Then last night, she peed on her bed. She is fully potty trained and has never done this before. Should I worry?? What should I do to make sure she knows that this baby is not going to replace her and that we love her very much? Any advice or opinions?? Please help. Thanks!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Sibling rivalry starts.....All you can do about it is give your daughter her regular quality time. When baby arrives--make her your little helper and praise her efforts. When you are pregnant---you are hormonal and lets face it----extremely drained physically and mentally. Sometimes you just do not feel like playing with your little one. This is a good time to read a book to her, color etc.....Keep your quality time the same now and when you deliver, if possible. Don't overdo it because then little girlfriend will learn that she can manipulate you with guilt. Make sense?
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