Preparing older sibling - ideas?
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|Thu, 06-07-2012 - 11:25am|
Soooo.... I bought a few 'Big sister' books and point out to my 3 year old daughter when the baby brother kicks. We recently went to Babies'r'us and she picked out a bear for him, to bring to the hospital.We're also going to do a sibling hospital tour in a few weeks.
How else can I help her prepare? She has a baby doll and an idea of what babies do (not much I prepared her, so that she's not disappointment the baby sleeps and eats and poops all day).
Any suggestions? Should I buy her something from the baby Brother when she first comes to meet him?
I can tell she has a lot of thoughts about this whole situation going through her mind, she's not saying or asking much, but randomly stuff like 'I will tell my baby brother 'don't eat soap!" lets me know she's thinking about how it will be. I used to (and still do) bottle up feelings and internalize anxieties and worries, I hope to spare her that...