Preparing your child for baby number two!

Having a baby is life changing. You are no longer a care free individual, you have a tiny little person relying on you for everything! So when you throw baby number two in to the mix it's an even bigger change...especially for your first born.

Here are some things that I did with Elise to help prepare her for her baby brothers arrival...

* read books about a new arrival or mummy being pregnant.

* talk about the baby and explain how important being a big sister/brother is

* use dolls/cuddly toys to replica a baby. Bath, feed, change and put them to bed whilst explaining this is what you will be doing with their new brother/ sister.

* include them in choices, hospital outfit, toys, pictures for the nursery etc

* get then to choose a present for the new baby and also buy a present from the baby to them to exchange when they meet for the first time.

* if they are abut older, give them a scan photo to take to nursery/pre school to show to the class. This was something Elise loved to do and felt so proud to tell everyone she was going to be a big sister.

I hope you have found these tips helpful. I would love to know how you prepared or are perspiring your child/children for a new arrival. Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading.


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