Preparing My Toddler For A New Baby

Little is very understanding when it comes to her “baby sister”, especially considering she is only 28 months old. She has her own understanding and often asks to “see her”. We’ve used these prompts to try and explain to her what will happen. She knows that she has to wait to see her baby sister and seems very excited about this prospect.

We have included Little in everything to do with her baby sister, including name choosing! She has selected a name which we think may be a very strong possibility but we will see. Little helped to order her crib online and has tried out the pushchair we want!

Little is aware that Mummy and Daddy will have to go to the hospital to get her baby sister and whilst we are there she will stay with either Nanny. She is quite happy about this and we are very lucky that she enjoys spending time with them both!

She has also selected clothes she wants her baby sister to wear and whenever we buy her sister something we buy her something too so that she doesn’t think it is all about the new baby!

I have been making a conscious effort to spend more quality time just the two of us too. At the weekend  we went and had our nails done together and I am loving spending time with her!

Little doesn’t know this yet but her baby sister plans on buying her the micro scooter she has been asking for! This I know will make her very happy.

I cannot believe that soon my Little will actually be not that little anymore compared to a tiny newborn. I’m hoping to keep things as normal as possible because I certainly don’t want Little to feel left out. After all she was my first love!

Do you have any other tips on preparing a toddler for their new arrival?

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6 Comments

  1. July 18, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Loving the idea of the scooter! She sounds very involved which is a good sign. 🙂 loving your blog, I’ve given you a follow! x
    #mmbc

    • Amy
      Author
      July 18, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Fingers crossed she will love it! Aww thank you x

  2. July 18, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    We prepared our daughter by looking at children’s books together on becoming a sibling and she came to most of the scans with me. #mmbc

    • Amy
      Author
      July 18, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Oh yeah I haven’t got any books yet! Will need to invest in some 🙂 thank you! X

  3. stickymudandbellylaughs
    July 19, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Aw how lovely, I think just keeping little involved, which you are already doing so well. She is going to think that scooter is awesome! Bless her 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC Hope to see you next week x

    • Amy
      Author
      July 19, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      Thank you for hosting! X

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