Parenting Tips : New Baby with Older Child
This Parenting Tips video gives you tips on preparing your existing child for the arrival of a new sibling.
One of your biggest concerns if you are expecting a second child may well be how your existing child will react when their brother or sister is born. No doubt they have become used to being an only child and appreciating the benefits under divided attention brings them. Once your new baby is born some very significant changes are likely to occur in their life. The more you can do to prepare them for the outcome of that change the easier the transition from a one child family to a two child family is likely to be for you.
It goes with out saying that the happier they feel and the more involved they feel the easier it is likely to be for you as a parent.
Helping your children to get of to a good start and a positive relationship can also help to reduce problems caused by sibling rivalry as they get older.
This Parenting Tips video talks you through a number of actions you can take before the birth of your new baby to reduce the chances of your existing child feeling jealous and generally unsure about the impact the new arrival is likely to have on them.