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How to tell a 8 year old and 10 year old

that we are having a baby. It is a big change for them. this was not planned etc. but it is coming. I think they will be excited but i just do not know how to tell them.

 
WildCat73

Asked by WildCat73 at 4:09 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (11)
  • My boys were 9 and 7 when we found out I was pregnant with our third. I just asked how they'd feel about having a brother or sister and they started telling me how they'd play with him or her. Then I said, "no, I mean, you ARE getting a brother or sister, I'm pregnant." They freaked out screaming and clapping. My middle son yelled, "I'm finally going to be a big brother!" Just tell them. My boys were excited and liked to help pick out baby things and be involved in the pregnancy.
    Mrs.B3

    Answer by Mrs.B3 at 8:07 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Send them a package with big brother/big sister t-shirts or a book on becoming a big brother/sister and sign a card with love from the new baby, can't wait to meet you. Make it so exciting and positive that they can't help but be happy too,
    Kimedbs

    Answer by Kimedbs at 4:14 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I'm pregnant again after 9 yrs! Just tell them. I'm sure they'll be excited. But also reassure them that their still your babies no matter how old they get.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 4:22 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • just tell them tehre having a new brotehr and sister and let them help pick stuff for the baby . i also let my kids get the baby a gift
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 4:10 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • by them each a shirt with big bother/sister on it.
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:11 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • ask them if they want a baby brother or sister.. when they give their answer (which will prob be yes) ask them when.. lol most kids that age can't wait and want the baby NOW!
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 4:11 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I would wrap up a box of diapers in wrapping paper and tell them you have a gift for them. When they open it and are confused, tell them you are expecting :D
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:16 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Put it on a cake.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 4:17 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I would just sit them down, even if it's new and unplanned they will more likely be excited.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 5:51 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Just sit them down and tell them over like ice cream or something. Im sure they will be happy
    BUTTERFLY463

    Answer by BUTTERFLY463 at 7:51 PM on Mar. 23, 2011