once our 2nd is born.
Our ds will be 20months old when 2nd is born, and so far doesnt understand it at all (as expected). Whenever we mention hes going to be a big brother, he just laughs!!
Is it still worth buying our ds something off the 2nd? And how jealous have yours been with this sort of age gap?
My ds was 20 mths when i had my dd we bought him a buggy and doll from his new sister.My son was never jealous and still is not he is nearly 8 and shes 6.I found i treated them both the same they were both babies and he loved his baby sister.Also when friends came to see baby they gave my son a small pressie even if it was sweets!.Another way to make sure they dont get jealous is when quests come, for them to give your son a little attention first so he does not feel left out.
there is just over 20 months between mine. They all seemed to understand their was a baby in mummies tummy. There wasnt really any jelousy, but I tried to put the older one first. A baby can wait a little!! Make sure they have all they need before you sit down to feed.Involve them in as much as you can both before and after the birth. Try not to worry
try relax with him too around new baby he cant really hurt it!! My dd was 21months when ds3 was born she used to change his naooies etc!! I would walk out of the room and come back in to find him undressed...not at new born though but a couple of months. But they always helped with bathtime etc. ds4 and 5 shared a bath very soon too
I would buy him a small gift, say its from his new bay and he will feel so special and not put out by all the attention his new baby is getting, as he is a special big brother now!!!!!!
We done this with our son( he was 26 monthswhen twins came along) still now if we are at the shops he always remembers a sweet for his baby brothers and tell everyone about the present- he is now3.5 and twins 17 months so it left its mark with him-thankfully a very good one