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Mel talks about how to prepare your child for the arrival of a new baby

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having a present at the hospital from the baby to older child seemed to help with me.
I did the same by involving my daughter with the setting up of the babys room etc.
Every night before bed I told her that mummy daddy and baby loved her and then asked her do you love mummy and she would say yes do you love daddy...yes do you love baby... yes.

When she played with her dolls I use to role play by cuddling it putting it to sleep etc. It was funny during my pregnancy she would started sleeping with her baby at night but when I had the baby she didn't want it.

SInce bubs has been born ive seen no signs of jealousy she's always helping with nappy changes baths etc so I like to think that the few things I mentioned above helped even if they didn't.
My four and a half year old is so excited about being a big brother- he constantly gives my belly big hugs and kisses and tells bubs that he love it. so far he's come to all the doctors appointments, and I've made sure he'll come to the 20 week ultrasound, where we'll find out what sex it will be. That's going to be the first hurdle, because he's got his heart set on a baby boy, and won't take ' what if it's a sister' as an possibility! I'm not sure how he'll be when the reality of being a big brother will hit him though, but we'll keep on involving him as much as possible, and I plan to make sure we spend some one on one time together after bubs is born.
My four and a half year old is so excited about being a big brother- he constantly gives my belly big hugs and kisses and tells bubs that he love it. so far he's come to all the doctors appointments, and I've made sure he'll come to the 20 week ultrasound, where we'll find out what sex it will be. That's going to be the first hurdle, because he's got his heart set on a baby boy, and won't take ' what if it's a sister' as an possibility! I'm not sure how he'll be when the reality of being a big brother will hit him though, but we'll keep on involving him as much as possible, and I plan to make sure we spend some one on one time together after bubs is born.
My two year old is so excited about becoming a big brother! We told him about the new baby at about 12 weeks; I am now 29 weeks. We show him photos from when he was a baby, I let him help set up the nursery and choose new toys for the baby. I've shown him all of his old baby clothes and explained that he was a baby not long ago and that the new baby would be wearing his old clothes as he was a big boy now. He enjoys kissing and cuddling my belly as well as singing to his new little brother. And he knows and can say the new babys name. He likes that he is going to be the "Big brother" and will need to help Mummy out by being a big boy.
i think 1 of my friends needs to read this when she was preg with her 2nd child, her and her partner kept sayin to their 4 yr old tht wen the baby comes shes goin to have no attension so get used to it now n wen the little girl drank her mums juice the dad said thts for mum n the baby wen the baby comes u cant drink its juice how dare u!.
i felt so sorry for her so me and some other friends wud play games with her and make her feel included
now tht the baby is born she absolutely hates him shes stomped on him and thrown things at him and its all because of how they treated her before the baby was born.
im preg with my 1st child and i know when i have another i will def make my 1st feel included and loved the whole way through.
The gap between my 2 will only be 16 months so not sure how to prepare my little DD for this given she doesn't really understand what's happening.
I know she understands something as she looks at my belly, but how much???
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