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Terrified of a toddler?

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bumpylump Fri 19-Aug-05 11:51:19

In 6 hrs I am meeting DP's 3 yr old son for the first time, I've got to introduce him to his 4 month old brother too.

I dont think I've ever been so nervous in my life!!! I dont even know any other 3 yr olds, any helpfull hints greatly accepted.


basketcase Fri 19-Aug-05 11:58:28

Wow - totally understand why you are a little nervous, a big day for you all.
Do you have anything planned to do ? even if you just go to the park with them, I find looking after other people’s children much easier when they are kept busy and having fun. Three year olds often have loads of energy and I don’t know one who doesn’t relax and start to have fun if there is a football around to play with.
The more happy, smiley and relaxed you can be with him, the more likely he is to relax and join in the fun I guess.
I take it DP will be there to support you while you have him with you so he should be able to steer you into doing activities he enjoys.
Good luck - remember, he is probably feeling a little nervous too. Hope you have a lovely time
If all else fails - reach for the chocolate buttons and a little bit of child bribery....

bumpylump Fri 19-Aug-05 12:05:04

We have got him for the whole weekend, so hopefully the sun will shine tommorrow and we can have a picnic. Think it would be a good idea if he sleeps with his dad, I really dont know how he'll react to baby though.

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