My daughter has visited us at the hospital and she is all about her little sister. She wants me to change her diaper every two minutes and pats the newborns head like we pat the dogs. How do I keep her involved yet keepnthe baby safe? How do I make sure I have alone time with the newborn without making my toddler feel excluded at specific times? I'm so scared I just want to stay at the hospital.Answer Question
Answer by mompam at 9:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Tell her that the babies head has a soft spot on it and it is not safe to touch it unless you have too. Let her hold her hand gently. Tell her the Baby gets changed only when Mommy says its time and you will do it. That is Mommy's job. Then for one on one time for Baby and older child needs to be put on a chart so she can see that you are aware that she is still special too. She may be acting over acting because she feels confused about all the fuss over the new Baby. Do not worry she will clam down. Tell her she can help with putting the Pampers in the Garbage and let her hand you things. She needs to be included with the Babies activities.
Answer by Glo402813 at 10:31 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
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Answer by elizabr at 9:04 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
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