So we had our 18wk scan yesterday and found out its a GIRL!! that'll be DD2 for us
Was chatting to a girlfriend who asked me how DD was reacting to baby in belly... I was like "what?" At 21 months I thought she would be too young to understand? Heck, it's hard enough getting her to stop jumping on mummy's belly!
When this little bub is born, DD1 will be 26 months..
How do I introduce the concept of our new addition to a 21 month old? How do I prepare her for a baby sister?
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03-07-2012 07:26 #1
How do I introduce the idea of baby sister to DD?
03-07-2012 07:49 #2
Could you use books that have siblings in them and tell her each time you read them "DD is going to have a baby sister soon too, mummy has a baby in her tummy' type conversation each time you read.
I would get the prams and dolls out, add some clothes and nappies and pretend play with her so she can see what sort of things babies do/need, model being gentle with the dolls etc
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03-07-2012 08:15 #3Senior Member
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My DS was just 2 when my second was born. It was only in the last 8 weeks we started talking about the baby. We read books like "Hey hippopotamus do babies eat cake too?" and "There's a house inside my mummy." The reality is, when they're that young, although you can try to prepare them, but nothing really matches the reality of the situation... Much the same as adults really!
03-07-2012 08:41 #4
Dd1 was a bit older and had a better understanding of what was happening when I was pregnant with dd2. She came to all the scans from early on and most appointments, and every time we went shopping for the baby she came and was allowed to pick something for her sister. We always spoke about her sister growing in my tummy and she would talk to my belly as it got bigger and would give it kisses. When her sister was born she was involved as much as possible and we let her have lots of cuddles with bub.
This time it's been a bit different. Dd1 is now almost 5 and knows the drill where as dd2 has only just turned two. We have taken her to most scans and she has come to every appointment and we talk to her about the bubba in mummy's tummy and all that, but she doesn't really show any understanding/interest.
I think just involving them as much as possible and talking to them about the baby and making it a positive experience helps even if they aren't showing any interest or understanding.
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we read a bunch of 'mummys having a baby' and'new baby' books, plus get dd to be gentle with my tummy. she tells everyone that she has a baby in her tummy too
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