I have just found out I am expecting #2 DD just turned 3 and I want to "prepare" her - any one have tips or tricks? She is currently the only grandchild on one side, and the other side has older grandchildren so she is a bit of centre of attention to everyone!
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22-05-2013 15:29 #1
Pg with #2 - how to prepare #1
22-05-2013 15:34 #2Senior Member
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I am in the same boat as you so I'll be interested to see what everyone else says. I've been doing a bit of research and everyone I have spoken to has said to let #1 be as actively involved as possible. Even things like letting #1 pick out some baby toys/outfits, have some say in the nursery decorations etc. My DD has already declared she won't come near the baby when changing nappies, but she does want to help when feeding haha so I'm going to try and get her involved as much as I can there
22-05-2013 15:38 #3
Get a book called "There's a House Inside My Mummy." and read it to her. It is brilliant!
22-05-2013 15:50 #4
Involve her as much as possible, let her help you set up the babies room, let her choose some outfits while shopping. I also recommend buying her a present when baby is born, perhaps call it "a big sister celebration present" as everyone is busy fussing over the baby and baby gets alot of presents sibblings are often forgotten about in the moment. When baby comes home from hospital continue to involve her as much as possible, she needs to feel useful and I'm sure she will feel so special because she's so helpful.
22-05-2013 17:50 #5
Highly recommend reading a book.
My DS1 was only about 14-15mths when I started reading My New Baby (ABC Shop) and I never knew if he got it. Then when DS2 was born, he went and got the book, referring to DS2's name
This book is also great in that it shows breastfeeding (if you plan on doing that). Many I first came across didn't.
22-05-2013 18:21 #6
Great ideas thanks ladies!
We want her at all the scans to see bubs and I was looking for a book so will give the abc on me a try... It's sooo different second time around!
22-05-2013 18:27 #7
No ideas but just wanted to say congrats may! I remember seeing u around the ttc no.2 thread, lovely to hear you got ur bfp!!
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