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My 5 year old

he is so happy that we are having a baby, how can i share my attention when the baby comes, i am so use to one child!!!

 
Onenamillion

Asked by Onenamillion at 6:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • This will come easier than you think! One thing we always did was call the baby "Your baby." This really seemed to make each of my kids feel like they were just as important not only to us.... but to the new baby as well! It's a joy to watch them love and care for a sibling! You'll love it!
    jstdawnee

    Answer by jstdawnee at 6:55 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Involve him in as much as possible. For instance....Let him press the button on the microwave to warm the bottle....have him get you a diaper or wipes when you need them....have him sing the baby to sleep....have him help you do chores around the house....let him have time alone with the baby(while youre watching of course lol)
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:35 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • It just happens :) And you adjust :) If you are a good mom, and the fact that you are thinking about it beforehand lets me know you ARE a good mom. So dont worry, just make a special time while baby is asleep to read him a book or play a quick game...!!!!

    I am preparing for my third :0 OH BOY! LOL
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:36 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • It'll be hard, but make sure that you try and include him in what you are doing. Give him special tasks that are just for him- like getting the baby a fresh diaper, picking out babies outfit, etc.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 11:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • And def set aside times when you can be alone with him.. Even if its a movie or a trip to the ice cream shop
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:39 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Womes have been doing it for 1000's of years...you'll be alright.

    Think about ways you can meaningfully involve LO in baby's care, like how you can do things together as a team.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 6:47 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Just involve him in things as much as you can and give him things he can do to help, as well as making special time just one on one each day.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:02 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • That's great newz that your son's happy about a new baby being in the house! Let him help out as much as possible w/the baby: bring you diapers when u need 2 change the baby, holding the baby, giving the baby a bottle. @ when the baby's down for a nap, use that time 4 u & him 2 do something together.

    NubianQueen78

    Answer by NubianQueen78 at 12:04 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Just asking and worrying about is pretty much proof that you will do okay. It is already something you are thinking of so if he is jealous you will see it and just know to give him a little bit more attention. Even if it is when the baby is napping.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 7:50 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • give him seperate and equal time.
    newmommyjazz

    Answer by newmommyjazz at 3:40 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

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