Help Your Child With The New Baby’s Arrival

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Getting a baby brother or sister is a milestone in any child’s life. To minimize the family stress associated with a new addition to the family, you’ll want to help your children adjust with these practical strategies while you’re expecting and after your baby is born.

Steps to Take While You’re Expecting

  1. Get an early start on any major changes to daily routines. Give your child time to adapt to any big transitions long before the new baby comes home. This may include moving to a new bedroom, toilet training, or starting preschool
  2. Talk with your children. Let your kids know what to expect. Give them a chance to ask questions and express their concerns. New parents are bound to be tired and less attentive. Explain that this is just temporary and assure them of your love. Take a positive tone, but be respectful of any anxieties your child feels.
  3. Read books together. There are many children’s books and videos that discuss getting a new brother or sister. They can help your child understand the process and make it easier for them to talk about their feelings.
  4. Practice with a doll. Give your son or daughter a doll they can use to learn how to hold a baby. Praise them as they get the hang of supporting the head and using a gentle touch.
  5. Share family memories. Break out the old baby books and tell your son or daughter how excited you were about their birth. Look through their baby pictures and pick some out to display around the house.

One of our favorite things to do were letting the kids help add items to the diaper bag, I would always say let’s make sure mommy has enough diapers please put one more for me! Most children love to help if they are of age to do so. I hope these suggestions help when bringing home your new bundle of joy!

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