Mr. Attitude since new sib

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Mr. Attitude since new sib
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Fri, 12-11-2009 - 10:05pm

Has any of you noticed a change in your 2 or 3 yo's attitude if a new sibling has come along? Braden was such a good kid up until 2 weeks after his baby sister came along. He now is mouthy; he doesn't ask, he TELLS you that he wants something; and overall is constantly in a bad mood.

I know this is a BIG adjustment for him (all of us really) so I am trying to be understanding, but it is getting old really fast!


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Sat, 12-12-2009 - 3:14pm
This is SO not what I want to hear since Mara's little brother will be here in 2 weeks...but our plan is to smother her with attention, and ask everyone who comes to visit the new baby to first talk to her before going ga-ga over him. We're also planning on having little brother give her a SUPER cool welcome gift (just have to figure out WHAT that super cool gift is). Hopefully your LO will adjust quickly. Do you have anyone close to watch the new baby while you and your DS have some one-on-on time? GL and KUP!!!
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Fri, 12-18-2009 - 12:44pm

Hi Bethany,


I was really concerned about how my older two boys were going to react when we brought home their baby brother too.

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Registered: 11-08-2007
Fri, 12-18-2009 - 2:11pm
There is definitley some good advice in there that I'll be using! TFS!!
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Sat, 12-19-2009 - 11:28am

It will get better I promise. I as much as I

 

 

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Registered: 12-28-2009
Mon, 12-28-2009 - 12:58am
Hi there,
I have a 20 month old little girl and a now 10 week old boy. My daughter loves the new baby and always wants to help. Lately (from when he about 8 weeks old until now), my daughter is getting a little mean with us. She is fine with the baby but doesn't listen to us at all. She won't come to us, says no to everything and occasionally hits, kicks or bites. We are extra loving with her when she is nice but have been showing fairly strong discipline to her when she does something unacceptable. I think consistency is the key. For us, letting her help with everything baby-related was a huge deal in the first several weeks. We let her help with diaper changing, feeding, bathing and helping him relax by rubbing his face gently. I suppose it helps though that my daughter doesn't really speak yet.