As I sit back and hear my two boys play, while I nurse my daughter I realize that my daughter demands a lot of my time. Do my boys feel neglected? Do they resent their sister? The answer is no. I made it a point when I was pregnant to include my boys in every aspect of the pregnancy and now that our little princess is her, I still include them the best I can. Today I wanted to share a few things my family did to prepare for another sibling.
1. Told them first – Once my husband and I had decided that the pregnancy was in safe terms (i.e. around 3 months), we sat down and told our children FIRST that they were going to have a new sibling. This last time we began this conversation at bedtime. We did our regular bedtime routines and at story time we included “New Baby” by Mercer Mayer.