Preparing your 1st Child for a Sibling

11 Feb

In less than two months Stephen’s sister will be born. We keep mentioning this fact to Stephen as often as possible so that he can understand the situation a little bit better when it happens. A bit difficult for a 2 and a half year old to understand.
However Stephen refers to babygibb and if you ask him what she will do when she arrives he will say “Wahhhhhhhhhh”.
yes she will cry a lot (hopefully not too much)


14 Responses to “Preparing your 1st Child for a Sibling”

  1. Eric February 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Once she gets here he should have a better understanding.

    My 4YO daughter has 3 little siblings now. After my daughter was born 2 months ago, all she talks about is who came from whose belly.

  2. tom February 19, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Good luck! When Eli came to us, it tipped the scales in our house for sure. It’s been about 6 months and we’re still adjusting.

  3. Buck Daddy Rogers February 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    I was 5 when my brother showed up and I tried to send him back

  4. Que February 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    This was a concern of ours. More so when our 3rd child was born. There is a 7-year gap between the first and second child. But only a 3-year gap between the 2nd and 3rd. I decided to take a humorous approach to the 2nd and 3rd child dynamics. Here is what I had to say on the subject.

  5. BellaDaddy February 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    WOW, congrats to your family….we are just starting (considering) the process once again, for adding to ours.

    Best Wishes and Happy FF Friday!


  6. gylcol February 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    When our second was born our first was only 20 months and though we talked about the process I don’t think he figured it out. Now at 3 and half he is on it with our friend who is pregnant. He tells us that soon they will have an Henry too! That’s his brothers name

  7. Mocha Dad February 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    We constantly talked to our daughter about her new brother before our second child was born. By the time he arrived, it was as if she had known him for years.

  8. MH:DG February 20, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    I have 4 “little” brothers and it is I who have been crying all these years…
    Good luck!!!

  9. Phillip Gibb February 21, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    yeah, we try that. And we try to make a fuss with Stephen when we buy stuff for his soon to be sister. I think someone said it was a good idea to buy your child a gift to celebrate the birth of their brother/sister – think we’ll do that.

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