|If your baby is joining a family that already has other tiny members, it might be a good idea to start preparing your other children for their arrival. If you’re a first-time parent, this would be a good article to keep for the next time! Each child is different and according to their age they tend to react in a certain way. Below you’ll find tips on how to prepare toddlers and preschoolers. You may find that some tips help your children regardless of their age; mix and match until you find what works best for you and your family!Toddlers (12-36 months)|
• Talk constantly about babies, get your children thinking about them.
Pre-schoolers (2-5 years):
• At this age, children can be very attached to their mothers and be sensitive to change. Tread carefully and make sure you’re aware of their feelings and any signs of stress, discomfort or unhappiness.
Avoid any big life transitions happening at the time of birth. Start potty-training or changing bedrooms beforehand. The more involved your children feel, the more they’ll ease into the transition. It’s easy for them to feel sidelined or left out, so reassure them by making them a part of the process!
Preparing your baby’s siblings
January 13, 2018