+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Older siblings dealing with new baby

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone has had trouble with older siblings and newborns. My daughter is 6 and our son is 10 weeks. She loves him, but is having trouble dealing with receiving less attention from myself and my husband. We always seem to get upset with her as she acts up while we are trying to deal with our son. We try to give her one on one time, but it is very difficult as my husband works night shift, and we are rarely all together at the same time. When we are together we are always tired and cranky. What is most shocking is my daughter said to my husband "what is the best way to kill myself so you won't be angry at me anymore?" She is 6 years old. I didn't know kids that young would even consider that. I am beside myself with worry for her.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    18
    Reviews
    0
    I've read somewhere that you can help create a bond between siblings by making her feel involved with the newborn by maybe getting her to give you the nappies and wipes when bubba needs a change. It's suppose to make them feel very useful and appreciated. Just an idea. Hope others may be able to help you out more.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    827
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    433
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would speak to your child health nurse or GP about the killing ones self comment as that is concerning however during busy times with baby can you explain time frames etc and have a special time at the end eg mummy is going to feed baby now that will take 30 minutes while I am doing that you can do colouring/reading/watch a movie and when I finish we can all go and make popcorn/have a cuddle/something fun together. Then reward the good behaviour with a treat. If she acts out during the feed/baby care time I would just comment without a raised voice "oh thats a pity you are doing xyz that means we can't have our special treat when i am done with baby". Hope this helps. And chat to your health nurse or GP.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Meags82 For This Useful Post:

    ElissaJ  (07-05-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. What to get a 2yo girl when older siblings ....
    By mini_me in forum Gifts for a Two Year Old
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22-11-2012, 09:38
  2. Breastfeeding an older baby- too often?
    By bumMum in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-07-2012, 10:49
  3. Older sibling with successful younger siblings
    By Lettabean in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 20:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Medela Australia
Our goal is to give mothers and babies the best possible support for a great and long lasting breastfeeding experience. Medela have a full range of breastpumps and breastcare products, suited to every need and lifestyle.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!