Saturday, April 18, 2009
Requests From Our Readers: Week 2
For our weekly reader feature this week, we are talking about preparing a toddler for a new baby. Check out what our reader said:
"I was wondering if you were willing to do a post about preparing a toddler for a new baby coming. I'm plenty nervous about my daughter's reaction and would love some good advice from those who've been there."
We actually had this request from two readers. So a little background.... one of the readers has a baby boy coming in a few weeks and her daughter is 3 1/2. The other reader has a baby coming in October and her daughter will be just under 2. So we have a diversity here.
So tell us:
What can you suggest for older toddlers? Younger toddlers?
What have you found helpful for siblings of the same gender? Siblings of different gender? (Does it make a difference?).
Have you encountered jealously from your toddler when the new baby comes? How have you deal with it?
What are some other ways to cope with having children around and a new baby?
Next Week: Pregnancy Concerns