My son will be 2 shortly after my new baby is born. He is very much a mamas boy, and I am nervous about how he will handle the adjustment. My older son was 4 when I had my second, and he was really helpful and he did just fine. Another concern is I have a lot of baby things/toys. etc that I know my toddler will want to play with. Should I just let him, or do I want to try and battle him everyday and cause even more stress by keeping him away from everything? (baby bouncer, etc)..
BTW (responding to first answer) - they all will be sharing a room.. so I cant really put much 'off limits'. He knows babies and gets very jealous if i hold someone elses... i make him deal with it, but is no fun.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Nov. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by mommyrocks5 at 3:21 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 3:24 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 26, 2010
There are some common things that parent sdo that can cause problems. Don't call him the BIG brother or the HELPER. You know he may not like this baby coming along. Assure him that YOU will care for the baby and him and you have plenty of love for everyone. Don't let him hold or kiss the baby EVER. You avoid worries that he will hurt the baby. Don't say things like he loves the baby, he may not. For the most part in our house toys were toys, they didn't belong to someone. Just don't have things that will be an issue. All I had with my third and for my grandson was a car seat and a sling. You don't need bouncers, swings, ect. They can be more bother than they are worth and aren't good for babies anyway.
Answer by Gailll at 11:45 AM on Nov. 27, 2010