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Autism Just April Due October 5; 3 kids; Kentucky 506 posts
7th Jun '12

Hey everyone! I have a child who is 7 and has Autism. He was my youngest but I am 6 months pregnant with another baby boy. :o) I am working real hard on getting him prepared for this baby. He seems excited but with his little quirks I am so afraid when the baby comes he is not going to do well. What can I do to get him more prepared for whats to come? Thanks ahead of time!!!

user banned Virginia 1362 posts
7th Jun '12
Quoting April Hayman:" Hey everyone! I have a child who is 7 and has Autism. He was my youngest but I am 6 months pregnant with ... [snip!] ... the baby comes he is not going to do well. What can I do to get him more prepared for whats to come? Thanks ahead of time!!!"


Just talk to him.

C.xox-mama Due October 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, Ontario 1365 posts
7th Jun '12

Help him get into a pattern of helping with the baby things,I know you cant just sit him down and explain it because I have babysat a severlly (sorry about the spelling mistakes) autistic boy for the passed three years, what does he do when he's happy?

Just April Due October 5; 3 kids; Kentucky 506 posts
7th Jun '12
Quoting Clarissa Larson:" Help him get into a pattern of helping with the baby things,I know you cant just sit him down and explain ... [snip!] ... a severlly (sorry about the spelling mistakes) autistic boy for the passed three years, what does he do when he's happy?"


He is much better than he use to be. He can understand mostly everything you say to him. When he is really happy/excited he runs from one side of the room touches the wall to the other side touching that wall over and over and over again. He is also a very loud child when he talks and such. We are working on so many things...But mostly eating. He eats baby food. Trying to get him off baby food before the baby ends up on baby food. lol I am trying to foresee most of the issues I will be having before they come so he and I can work on them before the baby comes, not when the baby comes. There is just soooooooooo much though! I have put a lot of thought into all this and want to make the transition as easy on my Autistic son Tyler as I can. Most of my worries I am sure will work themselves out somehow.

C.xox-mama Due October 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; St Thomas, Ontario 1365 posts
7th Jun '12

That's good to hear :) and I hope so, I know Jason the boy I babysit, he's very loud too :p but its good hes comunicating. As long as you keep him involved and he doesn't feel resentment, I think all will go well and your problems will fix themselves too :)

Just April Due October 5; 3 kids; Kentucky 506 posts
7th Jun '12
Quoting Clarissa Larson:" That's good to hear :) and I hope so, I know Jason the boy I babysit, he's very loud too :p but its good ... [snip!] ... as you keep him involved and he doesn't feel resentment, I think all will go well and your problems will fix themselves too :)"


I think he will do well if I make him my big helper and keep him as involved as I can. I am just so afraid I guess...I am going into a realm I have never been in. He has always been the baby and everyones top priority. It is going to take a lot for him to transition to the "big brother" rather than the "little brother." :o)